The monastery was built in 495 AD on the site of a former temple of the Sun.
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 ...
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.
We arrived with high expectation but we found small shopping center instead of monastery! The monastery rooms are either closed or will be under construction!
Again as we had a very good guide on this tour with his stories he made every thing even more interesting
the best monastery to visit in Mardin.a very nice and rich history and the tour is excellent.totally recommend a must visit