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Reviewed 1 week ago

The arduous climb up to monastery was a treat in itself and the view above was just unbelievably beautiful. Being able to set foot on the same place where Jesus fasted and was tempted by the devil was just another level.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LakwatseRoyce
Reviewed 1 week ago

We  viewed the monastery across the valley for a small Bedouin village. Our Franciscan tour leader explained the temptation of Christ that happened here  and read the scriptures. Viewing the mountain from a distance gave a greater impact to the story. A pleasant side benefit were camels...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Joe1234665
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set on the edge of a cliff, we were told only two monks live in the monastery currently. Take the tram up, we were unable to go up to the monastery when we were there but viewing from the bottom is pretty cool.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 286natec
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the mount of temptation monastery during my stay in Jericho. Instead of taking the very expensive cable cars and have to wait till they would be open, I decided to walk to the mount. As it was early in the morning, it wasn’t...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AniWe9
Reviewed 27 September 2019

If you are in Jericho, this is a must see. Cable car up the mountain to the monastery where the devil tempted Jesus, who was fasting for 40 days in the desert. Visit the tomb where Jesus stayed and the rock he sat on when...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank seetheworld010
Reviewed 6 August 2019

A really unusual place wedged in the cliff face with great views. However, I was disappointed not being allowed to take pictures in the small but attractive church section, and the priest was making sure we didn't. I can never understand a photo ban in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 17 June 2019

Another must stop to this mountain, you will climb many stairs to see where Jesus Christ, stayed for forty days and nights. Monastery near caves, fantastic view from top.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank litanies
Reviewed 11 June 2019 via mobile

Went with my mother - who made it to the top!! Monastery closed at 4 pm so make sure you leave plenty of time to get there. For the not so fit it is at least a 20-30 mins walk from the cable car point....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mgs2702
Reviewed 1 June 2019

I caught a cable car ride up to Mount Temptation Monastery. As I begin my entrance inside, many many people are there and there is no quietness or quiet ambience about the place but rather many people vying for the best view or trying to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank lizgorgeous
Reviewed 2 May 2019

Definitely worth going where the Jesus stay for 40 days. view is amazing. Also is it worth visiting the Town itself

Date of experience: November 2018
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Eddie C
20 April 2019|
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Response from Sue W | Reviewed this property |
We went with a tour group with RSD travel so this trip was booked with them we had a 8 day tour of Isreal with them.
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petuca69
9 March 2019|
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Response from AntJa2704 | Reviewed this property |
There are 2 coffee shops up there. The visit takes about 3 hourse at a gentle pace, and if you pay a visit to the monastry 4 hourse.
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24 October 2017|
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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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