Beautiful inside, marvelous sightseeing, free entrance, only men allowed. It's an orthodox convent located neat Bethlehem.
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The Monastery is set in amazing scenery, with paths and steps going down to the river, (badly poluted with rubbish from Jerusalem). The hills are an amazingly beautiful place to walk, with breathtaking views.
St. Sava's Monastery is in the middle of the desert of Judea, in an absolute arid area. From the 5th century, the monks here live in the most ascetic way (summer at temperatures of 50 degrees C, with little food, long periods of fasting, very...More
The Monastery is not exactly part of Palestinian Territories. It is area "B", today. You can arrive from Bethlehem or hike a desert trip from Kedar South. Only men may enter into Mar Saba Monastery, one of the oldest inhabited monasteries in the world. Women...More
I could be there thanks to the owner of the "Blessing gift shop and olive wood factory". I fully recomend this place, wonderful landscape of the Juda Desert and view of the Dead Sea...silence...monastery...monks...Magic!
Although the access is not well indicated, the road is very bad and to get there was a little difficult, it seems a good place with incredible sights around the Monastery itself. You’d better enjoy this before trying to enter the Monastery because it may...More
The location of the Monastery is just amazing ! Very friendly monks, but women are not allowed to enter, have to stay outside. But they get something to drink.
As a part of a pilgrims of Russian Ecclesiastical mission we visited that unique place. Only way to get is by minibus as it in a middle desert on edge of a cliff with a little spring flowing at bottom of mount. Only men allowed...More