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St. George's Monastery, Jerusalem

(4.7/5 based on 85+ 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 monastery, without a doubt, is one of the finest pearls in the casket of Israeli's sights. Despite the widespread presence of signs of modern technology, the modesty, simplicity and form of build...  more »
  • east to access by car. there is a walk of about 1 km, down hill to the site itself. the entrence is free. visit the church with the mummyfied munk, and dont miss the cave on the upper level. on the wa...  more »
  • Beautiful place, nestled in the Valley of the Shadow (which David penned about in Psalm 23). This region only receives direct sunlight one hour per day. This area is the area of the Jericho Road Jesus...  more »