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Cave of Abraham

The pond of holy fish, Sanliurfa, Turkey
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Religious spot

I personally am Not into religious places this spot has people praying and I feel a bit... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2018
zuni P
,
Lagunitas, California
via mobile
Sacred space

The cave has separate spaces for men and women and you are able to drink from the healing waters... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2018
Chasing-history
,
Johannesburg, South Africa
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The pond of holy fish, Sanliurfa, Turkey
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

I personally am Not into religious places this spot has people praying and I feel a bit uncomfortable in them But walk in and see it - it might be his cave or not !

Thank zuni P
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

The cave has separate spaces for men and women and you are able to drink from the healing waters inside and also see the fish from the outside waters . The entire complex makes for a pleasant visit and can be combined with a visit...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

When visiting Sanliurfa this is a very important religious site to see. It is a bit of difficult access to get to see the cave as it is very low and the viewing area a bit cramped. I found it well worth visiting.

Thank UKBusBoy
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

Well its a cave where Abraham was born, so if you are religious its a place to go, I was there on a weekend so it was super crowded as people pray inside as well but nothing fascinating about it.

Thank Kamran R
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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

it is a cool experience no doubt. but as you get in it is just one room. now it still is worth it to go in as it is frre and the cave is surrounden by all the other important sights of urfa

Thank Mahatma H
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

Very interesting and peaceful place to visit. Don't forget your water bottle to get holy water :) The cave entrance is very narrow, but it is nice to visit the spiritual place,

Thank Shirinerica
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Reviewed June 14, 2017

It is a cave where Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) stayed and suffered for a long time. If you believe visit and pray. Nothing much to see.

Thank Aykon
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

The cave of Abram or Abraham in Sanliurfa (possibly Ur of the Chaldeans) is today situated within a mosque. Women have to wear scarves to go in. There is a well which some consider 'sacred water.' In the Bible, this is where God called Abram...More

Thank Arielruffian
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

We visited this because of its historical association with Abraham. You have to be appropriately dressed as usual. There are many visitors to a very small space, and if you are claustrophobic, you may not enjoy the experience. If you are not a believer, it...More

Thank Rod F
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Reviewed October 29, 2016

Since Urfa is close to the border, I would suggest going with a tour, they can easily be arranged in Cappadocia. Do some research and pick a reputable company. The guides know the roads well and it is much safer going with a tour group...More

Thank ceylanbaris
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