Deyrulzafaran Monastery, Mardin

4.5
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  • The Za’faran, or Mar Hananya’s Monastery, is an ancient, spacious and well built edifice. It is one of the greatest and famous monasteries of Beth Nahrin(Mesopotamia). It is built on a mound about.....  more »
  • Very nice monastery with nice view. However could only go in with groups of tours, didn't understand anything they were saying but we just walked around ourselves and took beautiful photos.  more »
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  • Though the Deyrulzafaran Monastery is a short bus ride away from Mardin, it is a world away. Tucked behind the beautifully crafted gates, is a fertile green land, kept immaculately groomed by the staff living on site. This is an active Monastery - with services held every Sunday. Though a Holy site for centuries, the facility is open for tourists to experience. They have tours that run approx. 30 min. and often, the tours are packed, so there is ample space to wait at the Cafe near the entrance. This cafe sells local spiced coffees ( with Cardamom, Cinnamon and other healing herbs), and a selection of teas. The Saffron tea is a local favorite, as is the Ceylon black version. They also had ample snacks and cold beverages. The gift shop, though low stocked, offered items that we did not see anywhere else in the vicinity. The tour guides offered options in English, Spanish, Turkish and local dialect. The first printing press of Anatolia is housed in this Monastery. Do make the trip over, you won't be disappointed.
  • Beautiful surroundings, monchs cultivate olives trees. You can buy their oil at the shops at the entrance. It's quite turistic (most domestic turism) guided tour provided, only in turkish. The monastery conservs some beautiful and original edges, but it has been quitly renovated. Very beautiful entrance.
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