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Mount of Temptation Monastery

Mount of Temptation, Jericho, Palestinian Territories
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Mount of Temptation, Jericho, Palestinian Territories
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The site gives a display of the cloister and landscape as we imagine it to be. Isolated as it is, it is worth while the effort. Take the walk through the land along the steep ravines.

Thank eddebruin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a hazy day, but the views were still great. After touring the area, and then coming up here, it was a great way to see how relatively close many things were to each other. Don't miss it.

Thank RickyLee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This involves a cable car ride, as well as over 100 steps up to the Monastery. Be prepared, as it can get very hot. Hydration is important. Lots of beautiful panoramic views.

Thank christychristy1
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The Mount of Temptation Monastery is a beautiful shrine built to honor the place where Jesus went to pray while being tempted by Satan in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights. It is an engineering marvel and is currently occupied by only 3...More

Thank Paul O
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This site was the highlight of the trip for my mom, and one of the highlights for me. While other Jesus sites like Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Church of the Nativity are so overrun with tourists you can hardly breathe, let alone have...More

1  Thank Aaron G
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Spectacular views and a beautiful Monastery await those who make the great trek to the top of the Mount of Temptation. Well worth the visit!

1  Thank Commited_Traveller
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Went up by Cable Car. Please be aware that there are a large number of steep steps to climb up to the Monastery, I nearly did not make it, you have to be quite fit to get up there, but if you do, it is...More

Thank Hugo W
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The Monastery is very nice, but it is just a monastery and most of it is quite rightly not open to visitors. The rock on which Jesus allegedly faced down the devil is at the very end up a staircase in the chapel.. The monks...More

Thank SunnydaleHuis
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We visited the Mount of Temptation in July this year, during a heatwave. We also decided (maybe foolishly) to walk up the mountain and not take the ***EXTORTIONATE*** cable car. However, once we set off on our trek up the mountain, steeling ourselves for a...More

Thank Dom H
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

It is miraculous how Jesus fasted 40 days and nights under such extreme weather conditions. We had to climb 190 odd steps to get to the top of the Mount even though we took the cable car up. A monastery is situated right at the...More

Thank Merryl W
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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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12 April 2017|
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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!