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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 4 weeks ago

The cable car was ok, the restaurant pleasant and because of the heat I ate before visiting the monastery as I had travelled all day from the early morning to get there. My aim being to sit quietly in the chapel and reflect. When I...More

2  Thank devlishmay
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this Monastery to be quite interesting with it's construction on the side of a mountain. I don't know how they built it. The monks cell's doors are on a causeway facing the cliff which you pass on the way to the cave which...More

Thank Ono O
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Reviewed June 29, 2018

The gondola was the trip up to the monastery. Sadly there isn'y much else going on in war torn Jericho. The people there are wonderful but the city which is the old city in civilization is pretty beat up. Do not be afraid to go...More

Thank Vincent F
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

The Mount of Temptation, traditionally known as the place where Jesus was tempted by the devil during his 40 day fast. My beautiful Israeli Palestinian tour guide and I went to Jericho to visit all the sites possible. The Mount of Temptation was the main...More

Thank Periakka
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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

If you want a great view of Jericho and the incredible landscape which surrounds it, this is the place for you. There are a number of ways to get to and around the site but take the gondola and enjoy the slow ascent. Go on...More

Thank Brad S
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

The monastery was built on the mountain on which Christ was tempted by the devil during his 40-day fast. We stopped on our tour at the base of the mountain to take a few pictures of it and the monastery which literally seems to grow...More

Thank SmileyKay
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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

This is a great way to see the Jericho valley and also observe some an amazing feat of engineering and persistence. Even outside of religious reasons, I would recommend visiting.

Thank LouisP13527
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Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

When we arrived we got brought instead to shops selling dates and nuts. Later found out the cable car seems to have problems but I was not able to confirm . Not much to see but Bible wise it was significant.

Thank doctorfoxtrot
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Mount of Temptation is located in the hills of the Judean desert. It is reminiscent of the story in the Gospel of the Mateus 4:8 where Jesus was tempted by Satan. In general the mountain known as mount Qarantania. but it is unknown where the...More

1  Thank tppas2000
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

I recommend to take the cable car. The Journey provides you already with very nice views on both the Monastery but also the landscape of Hebron and its surroundings. Once you get out of the cable car, a 10 minutes walk (with a lot of...More

Thank IannisBruxelles
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moses_karibu
October 24, 2017|
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Response from R0hanL | Reviewed this property |
Kathy nailed it...the walk is reasonably steep but manageable. You can stop along the way as the view is breathtaking (pardon the pun...).
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shovin w
April 30, 2017|
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Response from Ferenc J | Reviewed this property |
9,00 am - 17,00 pm
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unecollaboratrice
April 11, 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!
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