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When we arrived, the monastery was closed, so we explored the landscape around. You can exploe the caves around, just go to the top of a mountain and observe how the Bedouin men guide their flocks. When we left, we realized we had no cell...More
Went to see the Mar Saba monastery on a jeep trip. You can only access the monastery in a 4x4. Also you cannot enter the monastery - at least women cannot!! However, Mar Saba monastery is amazing as you suddenly come across it while traveling...More
We didn't enter the monastery but instead hiked on the trails on the surrounding very steep hills for some nice vistas. We also ended up having tea with some local Bedouins, who were super hospitable despite us being unable to communicate except through our guide....More
Mar Saba Monastery is a peaceful and spiritual church located in Obaidieh village next to Beit Sahour city, the church has belt thousand years and more ago, the church has the body of Mar Saba in a unique and special tomb made from glass, you...More
An amazing experience. A spectacular view of the cells of the monks built into the side of mountain. Very beautiful. As a monastery, women are not permitted into the church but we were escorted on a tour of the grounds. Since this is a monastery...More
When we arrived, the monastery was closed, so we explored the landscape surrounding it. I can't imagine a better idea. There is a general trail. but you don't need to follow it. Go explore the caves. Go sit on top of a mountain. Go imagine...More
A greedy place. The chapel is very peaceful and reflective. The natural beauty of the land is breathe taking. The idea of it having been a cobs place for prayer for over 1,500 years is mind blowing. The monks are very friendly and give great...More
Response from nestle diane p | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can in wadi qelt but there is no border Wadi qelt,unlike in mar saba where you will need to pass the border,and the people there is arab palestinian,so i dont think so if it is advisable for you wherein in the... More
Yes you can in wadi qelt but there is no border Wadi qelt,unlike in mar saba where you will need to pass the border,and the people there is arab palestinian,so i dont think so if it is advisable for you wherein in the history as well as in the present situation the relation of arab palestinian to jews is not really good and not okay,there still a
Barrier among of u and them.u need to asks some of your other friends
Response from jasonmataram | Reviewed this property |
We hired a taxi in Bethlehem where we were staying. We went to Herodion and Marsaba. The road is fine. Like you we had no idea about anything. I think we paid 120 shekel including the wait. There is an awesome guy who lives... More
We hired a taxi in Bethlehem where we were staying. We went to Herodion and Marsaba. The road is fine. Like you we had no idea about anything. I think we paid 120 shekel including the wait. There is an awesome guy who lives in a cave outside Marsaba. He acts as a guide. Take the walk around the valley to see the monastry from afar and meet the bedoin family there.