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Founded in the 5th century, this Greek Orthodox monastery is considered the oldest and one of the strictest in the Holy Land.
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Juda Desert, Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
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Stunning monastery set in the wonderful Palestinian desert, and well worth the steep climb involved to reach the top! Magnificent architecture and views.
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We visited this wonderful, ancient Greek Orthodox monastery built into the side of a cliff in the desert with a group of pilgrims. The natural scenery is stark and spectacular, but the monastery is amazing. It is the oldest monastery in Palestine and one of the oldest in the
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I enjoyed being here even though, as a woman, I had to stay outside. Very peaceful. Women may visit the the Ladies Tower but the steep climb was beyond me. The short drive after you leave the outskirts of Bethlehem was spectacular. Lots of pretty cats to admire. My son
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Cannot go in if you are a woman and if you are a man, by appointment only. Beautiful site. Very well kept. The oldest in Palestine. So worth the visit.
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For men only to enter but monks brought relics outside for women to kiss. The monastery is open from 9am to 2 pm- most websites says it is open until 4pm - we were too late one afternoon! We went again at 9am. Unforgettable!!! If you can make it, go all the way down with the
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