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Mount Nebo - 5 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Mount Nebo

It is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land. The West Bank city of Jericho and Jerusalem are visible from the summit on a very clear day.

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Attractions Near Mount Nebo

St George's Greek Orthodox Church

St George's Greek Orthodox Church

8.59km from Mount Nebo

The Madaba Map, also known as the Madaba Mosaic Map, is part of a floor mosaic in the church. The Madaba Map is of the Middle East, and part of it contains the oldest surviving original cartographic depiction of the Holy Land and especially Jerusalem. It dates to the 6th century AD.

Madaba Archaeological Park

Madaba Archaeological Park

8.85km from Mount Nebo

Established to preserve and make accessible to the public archaeological remains from Roman times and several valuable Byzantine mosaic floors.

Ma'in Hot Springs

Ma'in Hot Springs

20.74km from Mount Nebo

A series of hot mineral springs and waterfalls located 264 meters (866 feet) below sea level. The springs contains important elements such as sodium, calcium, chloride, radon, hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide.

Fortress of Machaerus

Fortress of Machaerus

24.29km from Mount Nebo

A fortified hilltop palace, it is the location of the imprisonment and execution of John the Baptist. It was originally built by the Hasmonean king, Alexander Jannaeus (104 BC-78 BC) in about the year 90 BC. The hilltop, which stands about 1,100 meters above Dead Sea level, is surrounded on all sides by deep ravines which provide great natural strength.

Royal Tank Museum

Royal Tank Museum

24.45km from Mount Nebo

20,000 sq. m of exhibition space divided into thirteen halls showcasing hundreds of light and heavy military items placed in their historic chronological order. It features around 110 tanks, many of which are historical and were used in Jordan's past wars and battles.

The Royal Automobile Museum متحف السيارات الملكي

The museum showcases a rare collection of Jordan's vehicles ranging from Hussein bin Ali's cars that came to Amman in 1916 to modern sports cars.

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Madaba Governorate

Madaba Governorate

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Numerous civilizations existed on the soils of Madaba. Most prominent are the Moabites, Nabateans, Romans, and the Arab Muslim empires.

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What Visitors Say About Mount Nebo


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Nele Lenze

Nele Lenze

The mountain is 710 meters above sea level. You can see the Westbank from the top of the mountain. As far as Jericho. The prophet Moses died on this mountain which makes it a place for pilgrims to visit. We mostly saw Korean pilgrims. On the top of the mountain you can find a small museum, a church, and viewing platform. It is on the way from Madaba to the Dead Sea.


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