Mor Gabriel Monastery, Midyat

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Dayro d-Mor Gabriel (Classical Syriac: ܕܝܪܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܓܒܪܐܝܠ‎; the Monastery of Saint Gabriel), also known as Deyrulumur, is the oldest surviving Syriac Orthodox monastery in the world. It is located on the Tur Abdin plateau near Midyat in the Mardin Province in southeastern Turkey. It has been involved in a dispute with the Turkish government that threatened its existence.
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  • While visiting Midyat we were given a free tour of some of the hidden areas and asked about a taxi to see the monastery. He walked us to the main street and got us a taxi driver to and from the...  more »
  • Its one of the biggest monastry around there. It has very impressive story and architectural. You must visit there with a guide to learn it’s history. Fantastic place to take wonderful photos under...  more »
  • There are a few interesting old parts to this large complex, but it is mostly modern or extremely heavily restored.
  • The best for meditation 🧘‍♀️ and relaxing. It is a spiritual place.
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