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

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 Ramazan A
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
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

2  Thank Rod F
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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.