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Not far from the Knesset and Israel Museum and only 3 miles from the Old City this thousand year old monastery (possibly built on the site of an earlier church) has a very interesting story to tell (but very little in English). The chapel is...More
This monastery is very interesting because of its old age, authentic looks and interesting story. Built in early byzantine times, it reveres the story of Lot receiving the woodes staff from which the tree would grow on this location that was used for the cross...More
I had high exceptions, having read on the Internet before it was a hidden gem.
I got there, and I paid 15 NIS entrance fee. The gentleman who was manning the entire place couldn’t speak English well but he told me that everything was written...More
The Monastery of the Cross is a Greek Orthodox Medieval Monastery built as a fortress.
Look for the door on the left side of the church, this door leads to the room that is over the spot where the Holy tree is said to have...More
Built by the GEORGIAN King,on a site donated to Georgia on the Fourth Century by the Byzanthine Emperor Konstantinus when Georgia became christian,Built in the valley of the Holy Tree used by the Romans for the Cross of Jesus,The place of the famous Georgian poet...More
The monastery lies below the Rechavia neighborhood in what is called The Valley of the Cross, below the Israel Museum. The interior is completely unexpected. There are many frescoes, icons, there is silver artwork, but no pomposity at all. The whole interior exudes piety and...More
Beautiful, peaceful monastery belonging to the Ortodox church.
As it is situated outside the Olds city it's not visited by too many tourists and it's possible to enjoy the spirit of the place. Very holy to the believers from Georgia.