Mor Gabriel Monastery, Midyat

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  • It's a great monastery in Nice large guides very knowledgeable can shoot beautiful photos authentic especially the healing story of sand taken from the grave of Mor Gabriel is really impressive
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  • a total of 60 persons (living there-people, religious officials and boarding students) limits quite, very clean and worth saying, I digress.
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  • Gittiğinize definitely worth Midyat not far from the City Centre (by car). Also very well preserved and the monastery accompanied by narration of guidance and made the trip very enjoyable.
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  • Amazing Syriac Catholic monastery founded in the year 397 and still functioning. The entrance fee is less than $2 that comes with a guided tour. I even got invited to tea with the Bishop. If this wasn't in Turkey it would be a UNESCO World Heritage site. You need to make an effort to get here but so worth your time. It is a testament to the rapid expansion of early Christianity under the Byzantine Roman Emporers. Saint Gabriel, the founder of the monastery wedged himself between two narrow walls so he could pray for days on end standing. You can see his grave. He was buried standing up. The early history of a religion (Christianity) that changed our world struggling to survive in a newer religion (Islam) that will change our world even more. Do not miss this visit!
  • Assyrians have so much history in those regions and this is a beautiful example of one. Assyrians still live in the area and are so friendly. recommended.
  • Not so much to be able to say about that. You have to come here and live it. Though we were told that there might be accommodation problem depending on when you visit from time to time so please make sure you arrange your accomodation or booked your room in advance if you dont want to have a last minute problem.
  • Arrived 30 minutes too late. Could not get inside. From outside pretty nice.
  • A unique place in Southeast Turkey.
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