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Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi, Maaloula

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • Wonderful place to spend a few nights away from it all and to make some new friends. As one of the below posters said, the place is not designed to be a hotel, so the mattresses and blankets are very ...  more »
  • How to get there: Take a cab from Damskus - we paid 3.500 SYP or Take a minibus from Damascus and go to Nebek and ask the driver of the minibus to drive you to Mar Musa (around 17km from Nebek) - give...  more »
Google
  • 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...