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Mount of Temptation, Jericho, Palestinian Territories
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a great experience from the Cable car up, to the tiny beautiful church rooms, to a feeling for the monastic life, to the spectacular views. Don't miss it!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this monastery as part of a small group tour of the Palestinian Territories. We took a cable car up the sheer rock cliff for the first part of the journey and then walked quite a few steps after the cable...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Monastery of the Temptation is a Greek Orthodox monastery located in Jericho, Palestine. It was built on the slopes of the Mount of Temptation 350 meters above sea level, situated along a cliff overlooking the city of Jericho and the Jordan Valley. It currently...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank AntJa2704
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mount situated just outside from the city of Jericho, you can walk there from the city centre and then take the cable - 60 nis - (or climb but it's quite hard) to the top. There you find a monastery with beautiful interiors and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank smilekry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This monastery is quite impress nested high up on the mountain side. We rode the cable car up but there are still a lot of steps up to reach the monastery. It's not that difficult if you go slowly and rest when needed. Be careful...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank VW49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place to visit when you go up Temptation Mountain ,you see the cave where Jesus was tempted and there is a church at the end that as a great view to take pictures of Jericho.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Sue W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here on a group tour from Jerusalem run by Green Olive Tours. Taking the cable car up you have a great view of the city. Once there we had lunch at the restaurant, with excellent service. To get to the Monastery you then...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 16 January 2019

It's a lovely spot to see from across the valley -- we did not get to drive over there and see it up close. I'm not sure if it's available for tours.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WednesdayNightGirl
Reviewed 1 January 2019

We arrived at 15:50 ten minutes before closing, and were out again at 15:58. We had to, because it closes at 16:00, but is was also enough to see what kind of place it is. Amazing how this was built, but a lot of it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bvinken
Reviewed 22 December 2018

High above the Tell es-Sultan historical site is this huge limestone mountain that towers 1201 feet above Jericho. It is associated with Mount Quarantania, where Jesus was said to roam. Halfway up to the top there is a Greek gravity-defying Monastery clinging to the rugged...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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25 October 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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30 April 2017|
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Response from Ferenc J | Reviewed this property |
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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!