Mount of Temptation Monastery, Jericho

(4.2/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
Perched upon a sheer cliff face, Mount of Temptation Monastery looks out over panoramic views of the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, and dramatic surrounding mountains. Regarded by the Orthodox church as the spot where the devil once tempted Jesus during the latter's 40-day fast, the site has existed in some form since 6 CE, developed and reconstructed over thousands of years. Ride the cable car or hike the steep 400 m (1312.3 ft) incline to the summit. Once there, wonder at the impressive carving of the monastery, cut directly into the cliff face some 350 m (1148.9 ft) above sea level. A restaurant and souvenir shop offer welcome shade and refreshment from the heat of the day. Make Mount of Temptation Monastery a centerpiece of your Jericho vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Jericho travel itinerary planner.
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  • A great place to visit...a good side trip from Jerusalem...only 20 minutes away. Take cable car to the top if you aren't a hiker. Amazing views...  more »
  • I was with a pilgrimage trip. We made quite a steep climb up to the monastery there, you can submit notes (functions). our Trip was in January, so uplifting for me was possible in summer, they say, here for a monastery 40 stone where Jesus prayed. "And when the tempter came to him began and said: If you are the son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread"-Jesus answered him, "man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God" next to us were allowed to climb to the top of the mountain, the road there's no very unstable "goat trail". Thereon, the group rose to the top. Nearly hours. With top offers a panoramic view of the city. " The devil took him up on a very high mountain and shows him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them, all this will give you, if saw, going to worship me "to which responded-" get away from me, Satan: for it is written: the Lord thy God worship and serve Him. "in a monastery for a small donation you can take stones from the mountains. Say They remind the person that we are constantly tempted to bottom already the mountain down sell very good dates? dollars per kilogram. Place to visit and just so and on religious and historical reasons.
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  • Pemandangan yang indah di Mount Of Temptation yang di hiasi gunung ganang. Sejarah tempat agama kristian juga menjadikan suatu tempat menarik untuk di kunjungi  more »