The Benedictine Monastery in Abu Gosh

In the heart of the vibrant town of Abu Gosh there is the Benedictine Monastery- a well-hidden island of peacefulness. The monastery is located in the place where once was the Church of the Resurrection, which belonged to the Order of Hospitallers since the year of 1141 in the Crusader period. European travelers, passing through the area on their way to Jerusalem, said that the sight of the church stayed in their memory due to its impressive look. This is in spite of the fact that in certain periods, especially since the 16th century, it was deserted and neglected. Today, inside the church one can see frescoes created by the Crusaders in the 12th century and restored a decade ago, and in the monastery’s crypt there is also a small fountain. In 2009 a massive restoration of the structure took place and today the visit here is even more pleasant than ever. Outside the monastery there is a pretty green courtyard decorated with tall pine trees.
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it is recommended to verify the opening hours and entrance requirements with the site itself
Opening hours:
Monday – Saturday: 8:30 am – 11:30 am, 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
The monastery is closed on Sundays.

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