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Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi, Maaloula

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Learn about the local history and monastic life at Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi. The Catholic monastery is dedicated to St. Moses of Abyssinia, a 4th-century ascetic monk, and dates to the beginning of the second millennium. Inside the church, see the 11th- and 12th-century frescoes depicting biblical stories. Attend mass here if you choose, where you'll hear traditional chants and church music. The monastery also offers dormitory accommodations for an overnight stay. Using our custom trip planner, Maaloula attractions like Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I like it. I'm in love with this village and whole places in this village. Just wait to war get over and return there  more »
  • Visited this 1992 after getting lift from Hama. This is powerful when the village is located in a ravine that leads up to the top of Plato. How it looks today? Hope for normalization.
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  • To Mar Musa trying to count the steps but then after a thousand you get lost and will continue to rise. To Mar Musa you funds with orange and infinity, you dive in silence and depth of yourself. To Mar Musa must pass in the embrace of Father Paul and hope to hear him still inside. You were a mystical oasis for a blasphemy, like me, you were the Church of Christians, Muslims and without God, like me. And always carry you in my heart. And when the wind is howling again I have no illusions that everyone, one day, we will return to you.
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  • Amazing attraction, i hope some day the war will be over and you'll enjoy this site.
  • Top 10 best experience of my life. If only I could return...

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