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Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi

Maaloula, Syria
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Maaloula
Type: Religious Sites
Description: This is the Monastery of St. Moses the Abyssinian and is located 80 kilometers north of Damascus.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

Wonderful place to spend a few nights away from it all and to make some new friends. As one of the below posters said, the place is not designed to be a hotel, so the mattresses and blankets are very worn, there are a few spiders in the cabins etc etc, but as long as you come with these issues... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

How to get there: Take a cab from Damskus - we paid 3.500 SYP or Take a minibus from Damascus and go to Nebek and ask the driver of the minibus to drive you to Mar Musa (around 17km from Nebek) - give him around 300 SYP. For the way back - you need to make arrangements as well -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2009

this is also a site for eastern orthodox christians pilgrims. actually not in Maaloula, but off Nabk city which is about half hour to the north, and can be assigned one day with both Maaloula and Seidnaya if christian pilgrimage is your thing...maybe St Paul's vision site 30 min south of Damascus needs a different trip. The monastery is built... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2008

The Monastry is actually well past Maaloula. You have to go through the town of Nebuk, up a winding road between the mountains. There are signs and anyone will help with directions from Nebuk. Then you have to walk up one and a half kilometres of pathway, mostly steps made out of boulders. It is steep in places so dont... More

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