Madaba became known as the “City of Mosaics” in Jordan, being the capital of the Madaba Government located in central Jordan, 30 kilometers southwest of the capital of Amman, known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. During its domination of the Roman and Byzantine empires, the city was part of the Province of Arabia established by the Roman emperor Trajan. Madaba has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and rainy winters, the average annual temperature being 16.4 ° C.
Madaba is known for its delightfully vibrant and lush produce. Visitors are urged to sample olive oil, which is freshly pressed in the area. The food scene is one of the liveliest in the city. A visit to Al Mandi for a plate of barbecued chicken topped with nuts and dried fruit is not to be missed. Winter meals are best spent in Haret Jdoudna, where popular Mediterranean dishes can be enjoyed opposite a roaring fireplace. Whichever restaurant you choose, do ask for Sajieh, a lamb or chicken-based dish that is cooked on an open flame and served with thin bread.
1- St George’s Church & Mosaic Map: On this site, you will see the masterpiece of Madaba (a Byzantine mosaic map of the Holy Land that goes back to the 6th century, showing Jerusalem and other cities)
2- Madaba Archaeological Park I & Virgin Mary Church: This archaeological park includes the fantastic mosaics of the church of the virgin which was built in the 6th-century, Also the remains of several Byzantine churches.