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Deyrulzafaran Monastery

Merkez Mardin Merkez, Mardin Merkez, Mardin, Turkey
+90 482 219 30 82
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Beautiful monastery in a lovely setting

This was built on the site of a pagan sun temple, which was converted to the monastery... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Rod F
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
hooo ho the best history of mesopotamia

you ll understand what the hell happened in last 2000 years in the world many historical handcraft... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Queens, New York
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Merkez Mardin Merkez, Mardin Merkez, Mardin, Turkey
+90 482 219 30 82
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

This was built on the site of a pagan sun temple, which was converted to the monastery. Interestingly it has been shown that the earlier temple demonstrated the arch keystone principle before the discovery of the true arch. The main church is lightly embellished, and...More

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 23 May 2017

you ll understand what the hell happened in last 2000 years in the world many historical handcraft things and best armenian history is here well they move bishop to syria but nowadays not safe to good luck to people who try survive this culture

Thank mustangy_nyc
Reviewed 20 April 2017

A nice,well preserved monastery,Priest was very funny and informative.There is very delicious Zafaran cookie and tea.

Thank Burak C
Reviewed 2 January 2017

As all Mosques in this region its worth looking at. The old sandstone work is really nice. There's no problem going in as long as you take your shoes off.

Thank MR88Aus
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Thats a nice place of mardin. Its built in 5th century AC. Its only 6 tl entry fee. It is 5 km away from center there is no public transportation. You can take cab but dont forget to negotiate. Even though we agree to pay...More

Thank Volkan B
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I visited 3 days to mardin. I took a taxi from mardin. This is wonderfully place to visit.you should visit it.

Thank juan n
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We loved the cleric of the church. He was so sympaethic and friendly to everyone in our travel group. And the courtyard of the church was so nice space with the olive trees. Do not forget to eat the cookies of its cafe. The lands...More

Thank SeyyahBerat
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, well protected, clean, mystical. Try to stay for Aramiac services and talk to nice monks. There are also good places for hiking around!

Thank Ayşegül F
Reviewed 22 March 2016

The Saffron Monastery, Dar - ez - Zaferan [derived from Arabic], lies on a rocky hillside. It was so named because of the popular belief that saffron crocuses were mixed into the buildings mortar, by the builders. It was constructed towards the end of the...More

Thank hayesy2015
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We arrived on a Sunday noon and discovered that whole christian community speaks Arabic with Syrian Accent/dialect in addition to Syriac and Turkish. Btw: Deyr is an Arabic word that means Monastery. When they knew we are Syrians and had one Syrian christian with us,...More

Thank Amr-Alfa
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