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Mount of Temptation Monastery

Mount of Temptation, Jericho, Palestinian Territories
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Mount of Temptation, Jericho, Palestinian Territories
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have visited this place in September, 2016 and just got around to write a review. While the weather was supposed to be less warm during our visit, we still suffered a lot and went through countless bottles of water! (Tip: get your water in...More

Thank barbaragt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This walk was amazing! It is quite a steep climb and hard in the heat but it is well worth it. The views are the top were incredible and the peace on entering the monastery is amazing.

Thank Hope V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the view of the monastery on the edge of the mountain as we approached it via the cable car was awesome, then walking through the monastery itself was even more amazing. This was the most memorable place I visited - still speechless...

Thank kateeeeee
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We walked up the stairs to this monastery, which proved to be good exercise! If you struggle in this regard, the views from the restaurant are as good. That said, you would miss seeing the monastery which has been shaped from the rock face. There...More

Thank R0hanL
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Took the cable car up to the mount and visited the monastery up the top- which was amazing. Also had a lovely lunch at a restaurant with views overlooking Jericho. Took the cable car back down. Easy and well worth a visit!

2  Thank Emily M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We came to this Mountain and it was quiet a view. There are stores that you can shop for a great deals. You also can bargin the prices too. I bought a large suit case there for 40 bucks! The guy on the top store...More

1  Thank nsalinas2017
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

You can walk up the mount or use the cable car. We used the cable car and then climed about 80 stairs up to the convent.

1  Thank NanaHamati
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The monastery was closed when I went there, but the view is fantastic. It's good to spend some time enjoying the silence, contemplating the view and thinking about the meaning of the place for Christians.

Thank Gustavo F
Reviewed 10 March 2017

For us, visiting the Monastery of the Qurantul/the Mount of Temptation Monastery began as somewhat of a challenge. We had limited time during a busy day, a rental car that was not insured for Palestinian controlled areas, and it was our first visit to Israel....More

2  Thank LaurieJanean
Reviewed 20 February 2017

A great place to visit...a good side trip from Jerusalem...only 20 minutes away. Take cable car to the top if you aren't a hiker. Amazing views...

Thank Alex M
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shovin w
Pls can you tell me the opening hrs o the monastery.
30 April 2017|
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Response from Alex M | Reviewed this property |
I was there at 11. I just checked the lonely plant website---it says it opens at 8 am.
Al monasterio no se cobra entrada. Sí se paga el teleférico pero es un valor simbólico.
12 April 2017|
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Response from unecollaboratrice | Reviewed this property |
También se puede acceder al monasterio por un camino que contorna toda la montaña sin subir al teleférico. De hecho es utilizado por muchos peregrinos!