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Mar Saba Monastery

Juda Desert, Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
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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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Reviewed 20 August 2016

When we arrived, the monastery was closed, so we explored the landscape around. You can exploe the caves around, just go to the top of a mountain and observe how the Bedouin men guide their flocks. When we left, we realized we had no cell...More

Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

There is something about that place.. Kinda peaceful and spiritual vibes that can change your mood for real. If you have been in Bethlehem you must make a visit

1  Thank Hussein K
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing location,in the middle of no where still preserve its landscape as it was 2000 years ago.It is worth to walk around.

Thank Nidal D
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Very easy to go by your rent car to Mar Saba but you need local guide . I had my guide and he helped me a lot to find the place . It's beautiful and old . I went in side and I saw the...More

Thank juliandan70
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Went to see the Mar Saba monastery on a jeep trip. You can only access the monastery in a 4x4. Also you cannot enter the monastery - at least women cannot!! However, Mar Saba monastery is amazing as you suddenly come across it while traveling...More

Thank Naomikv
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We didn't enter the monastery but instead hiked on the trails on the surrounding very steep hills for some nice vistas. We also ended up having tea with some local Bedouins, who were super hospitable despite us being unable to communicate except through our guide....More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Mar Saba Monastery is a peaceful and spiritual church located in Obaidieh village next to Beit Sahour city, the church has belt thousand years and more ago, the church has the body of Mar Saba in a unique and special tomb made from glass, you...More

1  Thank KAG66
Reviewed 24 May 2016

An amazing experience. A spectacular view of the cells of the monks built into the side of mountain. Very beautiful. As a monastery, women are not permitted into the church but we were escorted on a tour of the grounds. Since this is a monastery...More

1  Thank carolmc77
Reviewed 21 April 2016

When we arrived, the monastery was closed, so we explored the landscape surrounding it. I can't imagine a better idea. There is a general trail. but you don't need to follow it. Go explore the caves. Go sit on top of a mountain. Go imagine...More

1  Thank FCedar
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

A greedy place. The chapel is very peaceful and reflective. The natural beauty of the land is breathe taking. The idea of it having been a cobs place for prayer for over 1,500 years is mind blowing. The monks are very friendly and give great...More

Thank Jerry W
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15 March 2017|
Response from MICHAEL S | Reviewed this property |
It may be possible. The Brothers there are very friendly and accommodating. Women are not permitted inside.