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St. George's Monastery, Jerusalem
(4.6/5 based on 70+ 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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  • The location is stunning, very Rico in culture and history. But go with a guide so that he explain the whole story. Recommend too much.
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  • This place is a unique sight. Close to the road between Jericho and Jerusalem this building ensemble in the rock is a narrow gorge carved. If you look entlan of the rocks on the narrow road of the report of the good Samaritan in the eyes is alive. An absolute MUST for all those who here are in JUDEA
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  • This monastery is a (at the time of construction) going to be very hard to reach and remote place but with the car is a vantage point easy to reach. The entrance (for actual tour) is also easily accessible but from there it's just walking to the monastery itself. Notice in advance well on the limited hours of operation.
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