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Wadi Qelt is a scenic gorge running between Jerusalem and Jericho; as such, it is popular among hikers. The isolated Greek Orthodox monastery is carved into a cliff in the northeastern corner of the narrow canyon. The exterior is impressive; inside...more
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Wadi Qilt | West Bank, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

One will wonder what the mind can perceive that even during those olden times, they can build this monastery within the rock itself. Amazing.

Thank echoatan
Reviewed 15 June 2018

As a licensed tour guide, I bring guests here all the time. It is 10 minutes off the main road that leads from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea. It was the main road to Jericho 75 years ago.The road take one to a trail that...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 28 May 2018

There is an awesome view of the monastery from the opposite side of the wadi. You can access this from the entrance where you park your car. From there you can also see Jericho towards the east and also Jerusalem in the West. There is...More

Thank Roy H
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Our family (two parents, three teens, and a ten year old) traveled from Jerusalem to the Ein Gedi area for a day of hiking. It was afternoon when we began our return to Jerusalem. I recalled that St. George's is in the Judean desert so...More

Thank Ahuva613
Reviewed 23 March 2018

An extraordinarily unique monastery, amazing. I saw it from Palestain, it is an incredible and gorgeous place for me.

Thank Tonny A
Reviewed 17 February 2018

A "must see" attraction for the christian, especially the orthodox, of the Holy Land. Following the road to Jericho you "dive" into the Judean desert hermitage of the early fathers of christianity.

Reviewed 14 February 2018

Stopped at the top of the hill overlooking the monastery of St. George in Jericho, it looked awesome. Just did not pay a visit. The view from the top of the hill was good. Be careful of the hillside, many have fallen. Some peddlers here....More

Thank Jay C
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

The monastery is not very close but worth your while. It is located at an impossible point where you wonder whether anybody can live. The monastery is at a quiet location where you can, when you are lucky, watch a Greek Orthodox Mass. after the...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

the views just take your breath away.Though its a bit crowded and locals are noisy,the place is definitely worth a visit.Modest clothes are required.And take a lot of water-the climbing takes some energy))

Thank tensi78
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This greek Onorhodox monastery built in the cliffs is an unbelievable sight and a wonder by itself. Our guide stated that there are only 4 monks and that they only speak for an hour every day.

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Christine C
16 May 2018|
Response from Tonny A | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion is better to go with a tour guide. The viewpoint is enough.
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3 December 2017|
Response from George H | Reviewed this property |
From wikipedia Coordinates: 31°50′40″N 35°24′51″E / 31.8445°N 35.4141°E / 31.8445; 35.4141. St. George Orthodox Monastery, or Monastery of St. George of Choziba is a monastery located in Wadi Qelt, in the eastern West... More
Jules R
3 November 2017|
Response from George H | Reviewed this property |
Our twelve tour was booked with Catholic Travel Center in Burbank, California. Transportation was included in the tour and provided by Millennium Tours when we arrived in Tel Aviv. Our trip started around the Sea of... More