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Monastery of the Cross, Jerusalem

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  • I had high exceptions, having read on the Internet before it was a hidden gem. I got there, and I paid 15 NIS entrance fee. The gentleman who was manning the entire place couldn’t speak English well b...  more »
  • The Monastery of the Cross is a Greek Orthodox Medieval Monastery built as a fortress. Look for the door on the left side of the church, this door leads to the room that is over the spot where the Hol...  more »
  • Built by the GEORGIAN King,on a site donated to Georgia on the Fourth Century by the Byzanthine Emperor Konstantinus when Georgia became christian,Built in the valley of the Holy Tree used by the Roma...  more »
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  • Charming quiet monastery held by Greeks. Quite seldom open. The trunk of the Holy cross might be in the chapel behind the altar.
  • Awefull place... Reeks of evil
  • Holy trinity.
  • Perfect in all aspects. Will recommend an extra toilet.
  • The monastery was built on the site where one of the roots have grown 3 wood: cedar, pine and cypress that make up the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified later, after God`s mind.In Georgian monastery of the Holy Cross, serbian St.Sava has raised residences at his first pilgrimage in 1229 A.C.

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