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A very unexpected place with friendly people. Reflects the richness of history and different... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Ramsey, New Jersey
Definitely worth the visit

This is a major location to see while in Mardin, but you are only allowed to be shown around by a... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Claire M
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 November 2014

Built in 4th century, the monastery has a splendide history. There are still monks living in the monastery as well as kids who are living with them. The secluded life still continues yet everyone is very open and kind for visitors. I had the chance...More

4  Thank Burag Mikael P
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 18 November 2014

A visit here was interesting. As part of a small tour group we were shown limited parts of the monastery. The operation was slick. Most of all I enjoyed the saffron cookies I had with a tea after the tour.

1  Thank travellover077
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

The historical and religious values/facts makes it a 5-star in the area and if you search the internet you will find these easily. However, when you go and want to see and feel these, they give you a guide which takes you through the monastery...More

1  Thank buciIstanbul
Reviewed 13 September 2018

A very unexpected place with friendly people. Reflects the richness of history and different religions in this beautiful city.

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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

This is a major location to see while in Mardin, but you are only allowed to be shown around by a tour guide (included in admission ticket). Would NOT recommend going with children under 6 because of the tour part, the guides had to constantly...More

2  Thank Claire M
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Old and well restored monastery. Bishop very kind and hospitable. Very nice garden. Necessary a good guide for exactly explanation

1  Thank Turkeyloverpaolo
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I really loved the way they built this magnificient masterpiece. You will enjoy the story of Church hearing form guides.

Thank ramazana216
Reviewed 27 March 2018

so incredible and so historical place. little bit outside of old city. so you will need to go by car.

1  Thank Mrtglr
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

A bit far away and from city center but if you go to this beautiful city will be great memory for your future. One of the oldest in it's category.

Thank İbrahim Halil D
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

An exceptionally well-run monastery. Languages spoken, excellent cafe and gift shop, plentiful clean loos. In many years traveling I’ve never seen anything like the roof of the temple of the sun. Can’t understand how it stays up, never mind supports the buildings above. These monks...More

1  Thank TheBeckhams421
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

If you are in mardin, don't miss visiting this historically important place . We enjoyed it and found it a worth to visit place.

Thank Family H
Reviewed 23 December 2017

I took a private tour to visit this place.It is beautiful monstery and well maintained. Nice walk around this place. The priest was very funny and gave me a lot of information. And he is the only one I met who speaks English fullently in...More

Thank Shirinerica
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9 April 2018|
Response from TheBeckhams421 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don’t know but as I presume you’ll be staying there maybe your hotel can find out for you?
12 January 2018|
Response from TheBeckhams421 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly I don't know. I think there's accommodation for pilgrims but it should be easy enough to get in touch with them. They have a website.