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Monastery of the Cross

Historic SitesHistorical Site
Address: Rehavia Valley, Jerusalem, Israel

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  • jamestB5009YJ
    jamestB5009YJ
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    Honoring the Cross of Christ with a Monastery in its Memory

    Sheltering in the valley below the Israel Museum, the Monastery of the Cross easily pre-dates the Museum. Both are worth a visit. The Monastery celebrates the tradition of the tree for the cross of ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1541499619000+0800)/
  • golouis99
    golouis99
    Jerusalem, Israel
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    Interesting building - but it is not essential to visit this Monsatery in a city with so many attractions

    Not far from the Knesset and Israel Museum and only 3 miles from the Old City this thousand year old monastery (possibly built on the site of an earlier church) has a very interesting story to tell (b...

    Reviewed on /Date(1536273791000+0800)/
  • HansCB
    HansCB
    Schiedam, Zuid-Holland
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    Well preserved early byzantine monastery with interesting story

    This monastery is very interesting because of its old age, authentic looks and interesting story. Built in early byzantine times, it reveres the story of Lot receiving the woodes staff from which the ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1535664619000+0800)/
  • Veronika P
    Veronika P
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    I was disappointed

    I had high exceptions, having read on the Internet before it was a hidden gem. I got there, and I paid 15 NIS entrance fee. The gentleman who was manning the entire place couldn’t speak English well b...

    Reviewed on /Date(1497487279000+0800)/
  • Ann C
    Ann C
    Nashville, Tennessee
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    Well worth a trip to the Monastery of the Cross

    The Monastery of the Cross is a Greek Orthodox Medieval Monastery built as a fortress. Look for the door on the left side of the church, this door leads to the room that is over the spot where the ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1478910429000+0800)/

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