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Amazing ancient monastery in the middle of Judean dessert whom a place of a monks after Name to St saba .you will see the stunning view of judean dessert and the ancient monastery of monks church where st saba was buried.the Female is not allowed...More
Unfortunately, women are not allowed to visit inside this Monastery, located in the Judean dessert and nestled onto the side of a stream's canyon. Three stars for me since I couldn't go in, 5 stars to my male companion because he could. It was interesting...More
A great place to see and visit (provided you are not a woman). Fascinating views and history. And also a place where allegilly a Secret Gospel of St. Mark was found. A book which tells of a secret and forbidden love story of Jesus
We were told that women can't go into the monastery. When we got there it was locked up for some occasion. So we walked to the right following the river. We got lovely photos, talked with a friendly shepherd. We could see the monk's caves...More
I went with Finjan Alternative Travel. We did a 14 mile hike. It was beautiful and the hike although Long was very doable. The monastery is not open to women but the views coming in and out are wonderful. I recommend the tour because there...More
Really close to Bethlehem, the drive to Mar Saba is fabulous. The day I went I could see the Dead Sea. You can see the desert, the mountains and the sea; very spectacular. The monastery which is Greek Orthodox is built on the side of...More
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.
Response from dickthed0c | Reviewed this property |
It is a very beautiful area. The walks are beautiful, and the drive is quite educational. The reason the Palestinian area looks unkempt is that the Israeli government do not allow them to have street cleaners or recycling.