Ma'alula Village (Maaloula)

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Ma'alula Village (Maaloula)

Ma'alula Village (Maaloula)
4.5
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THOMASFROMDAMASCUS
Damascus, Syria3,071 contributions
The majority of the village houses were built on these steep slopes
Jul 2020
The old village of Maaloula is still one of the only towns in the world that the local inhabitants still speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus.
Maaloula is located northeast of Damascus at an altitude of 1,600 meters or about 5,000 feet under the mountainous region of Qalamoun. The village of Maaloula is isolated and naturally protected, which may largely explain its inhabitants’ continuing adherence to Christianity and the Aramaic language. In Aramaic language Ma’lula means: ‘entrance’ or ‘passage’ and this is well noted as there is a narrow passageway between two steep mountains.
The majority of the village houses were built on these steep slopes of the two mountains, thus making Maaloula a very picturesque and beautiful village to visit.
There is a famous Greek Orthodox Convent and a Roman Catholic Monastery up on the top of the hill above the city for anyone to visit.
Unfortunately the only large hotel has been destroyed during the Syrian Civil conflict. Nevertheless Maaloula is a very interesting town to visit.
Maaloula also has a nice restaurant for one to enjoy a great lunch or dinner after you complete your touring of this great old city of Maaloula. Trust me you will enjoy yourself while visiting this old and very historic village.
Written August 2, 2020
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rwyhuang
Toronto, Canada510 contributions
Beautiful Rockside Village
Sep 2019 • Solo
Maaloula is a quiet, beautiful little town with houses layered into the rock side of the mountain. The village is undergoing restoration efforts after the war, but is really beautiful to visit still. I visited the canyon trail (15 minute walk from the cathedral up top). The cathedral - Saint Sergios - was really serene with another viewpoint. A really nice lady Rita read prayers in Aramaic language.
Written September 4, 2019
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Damien
Tralee, Ireland3,327 contributions
Nice
May 2019
Worth a look
Some war damage now
Nice people
Nice church’s
Good cold beer in the small shop
Recommended
Written May 6, 2019
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Mathias S
333 contributions
A pictoresque Christian village in Syria
May 2018 • Friends
Ma'lula is a majorly Christian village in mountainous, desert region between Damascus and Homs.
It is located in a place where the rocky ground raises steeply then descends gently, there's a nice view.

There's a small canyon there, albeit much less attractive than the one in Petra, obviously.
There is a sanctuary of St Tekla and some other monasteries and churches. Some are partly illuminated by night.
In one of the monasteries, of St Sergius and St Bakhus, there are two icons donated by the Polish army of general Anders during ww2.
Written April 13, 2019
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Javad Abbasi
Shiraz, Iran392 contributions
Lovely
Jul 2016 • Family
I'm in love with this village. Just wait to war get over and return to this lovely village. And already miss it
Written June 2, 2017
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Jad S
4 contributions
The peace village
Feb 2017 • Family
Maaloula is a village near damascus, in his countryside on 1500m height.My origine is this village.It's a quiet place😍
Written February 5, 2017
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robertofbabylon
3 contributions
A lovely christian village where they speak aramaic
A lovely christian village where they are one of the few minorities in the world that still speak the mother tongue of Christ - aramaic. If you like historical places and oriental christian places you will love this place. Make sure to visit the churches and hear to aramaic prayer.
Written November 26, 2010
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