St. George's Monastery, Jerusalem

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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. To visit St. George's Monastery and other attractions in Jerusalem, use our Jerusalem sightseeing planning tool .
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  • The monastery is not very close but worth your while. It is located at an impossible point where you wonder whether anybody can live. The monastery is at a quiet location where you can, when you are l...  more »
  • the views just take your breath away.Though its a bit crowded and locals are noisy,the place is definitely worth a visit.Modest clothes are required.And take a lot of water-the climbing takes some ene...  more »
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