St. George's Monastery, Jerusalem

4.5
A historical church built on a cliff face overlooking the Judean desert, St. George's Monastery features a miraculous design incorporated into the rock of the desert valley. Originally built around 400 CE, it is now inhabited by Greek Eastern Orthodox monks who live in solitude and follow ancient religious practices. The church's interior contains a lavish display of icons, mosaics, and paintings. Access the monastery via the Dead Sea highway, and cross the Wadi Qelt pedestrian bridge (which many believe to be Psalm 23's "Valley of the Shadow"). Visitors are welcome, but be mindful of church customs. To visit St. George's Monastery and other attractions in Jerusalem, use our Jerusalem sightseeing planning tool .
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  • Just the boredom of a terrible Christian and a threat should not go there really, not to the Jews (even Christians) suffered from every moment.......
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  • The monastery is in a hard-to-reach place and can only be reached by car. Unfortunately, in recent years, solar panels and other commocias have been set up, which has greatly spoiled its original appearance. In the monastery you can go and if you have already gone down to it, and this is an hour of steep descent on foot, try to get inside, let everyone in the appropriate clothes. Back you can use the services of Bedouins, which on the, for a fee will take you to the car, if you are with children, is worth it. You can limit yourself to a visit to the observation deck, then do not forget to buy at least a glass of juice from the Bedouins in the parking lot, so that nothing happened to your car
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