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The Monastery of St. George / Deir El Qelt

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Phone Number: +972 50259949
Opening Hours: Sunday - Friday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM and Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Address:
Wadi El Qelt, Jericho
Description:

The Monastery of St. George / Deir El Qelt - Stretching from the suburbs of Jerusalem to Jericho and the Jordan Valley, the path of Wadi Qelt is an amazing experience for hikers and nature lovers. Besides being a breathtaking hike, you can also travel by car or bus through the narrow Wadi Qelt Road and visit the Monastery of St. George in Kosiba.

Clinging to the slide of Wadi Qelt and overlooking the spring, this beautiful and serene Greek Orthodox Monastery was transformed by John of Thebes from a small oratory to the Monastery of today in 480 CE. It is also believed that the Monastery was damaged during the Persian invasion and restored by the Crusaders during the 12th century, with several new traditions being introduced. The present structure was restored by the Greek Orthodox Church in 1878 and 1901.

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