Mount of Temptation Monastery, Jericho

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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. With our world travel planner, Jericho attractions like Mount of Temptation Monastery can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A cableway leads up to the "monastery of the temptation" on Mt. Quarantal. Jesus went after his baptism in the Jordan River for 40 days in the desert. There, he was tried three times by the devil. It was also in Jericho, as the tax collector of Zacchaeus Jesus rested and healed the blind beggar of Bartimäus. Jericho was settled 10,000 years ago the first time. The archaeological sites are located at the valley station of the cable car. Find on my travel website toeightycountries.com, a report on the Holy land.
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  • It is worth going to know and make the walk up instead of taking the cable car in order to make meditation and reflect on where to visit. A place for reflection where undertakes to respect the faith
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  • The monastery itself is a bit far from both the modern city and the ancient one. However, it is impressive and definitely worth it. I climbed the hill but there is a cable car you can get on from the ...  more »

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