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.
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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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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