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St. George's Monastery, Jerusalem

(4.6/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
A historical church built on a cliff face overlooking the Judean desert, St. George's Monastery features a miraculous design incorporated into the rock of the desert valley. Originally built around 400 CE, it is now inhabited by Greek Eastern Orthodox monks who live in solitude and follow ancient religious practices. The church's interior contains a lavish display of icons, mosaics, and paintings. Access the monastery via the Dead Sea highway, and cross the Wadi Qelt pedestrian bridge (which many believe to be Psalm 23's "Valley of the Shadow"). Visitors are welcome, but be mindful of church customs. Put St. George's Monastery into our Jerusalem itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This is a really cool off the beaten track spot, with amazing views. It is ruined somewhat by the traders who continually pester you from the moment you park your vehicle until you depart. 
  • לא משנה אם יש לכם מעט זמן או הרבה זמן- תבקרו במקום ולו רק בנקודת התצפית המדהימה אל המנזר. יורדים ממצפה יריחו בכביש מתפתל - סעו בזהירות. מגיעים לרחבה בה ממתינים סוחרים בדואים נודניקים ודביקים- תתעלמו מ...  more »
  • I came here as part of a full day hike through Wadi Qelt. They are SO welcoming here, willing (and wanting!) to answer questions. Women need to be dressed modestly but aren't made to feel unwelcome, a...  more »