Monastery of St George of Choziba


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Monastery of St George of Choziba

For an off-the-beaten-path, adventurous, and possibly spiritual hiking trip, head to the Monastery of Saint George in the West Bank. Hidden in the rocky landscape and hanging solitary in the deep gorge of Wadi Quelt, it is a breathtaking destination. Hermits founded it in the 5th century, and it spreads over three floors, boasting a beautiful mosaic and a reliquary inside. The monastery is also well-known for its hospitality and friendliness towards female pilgrims.

Do & See

With spiritual milestones and millennia-old landmarks around every corner, Jerusalem is a labyrinth of things to do for sightseeing enthusiasts — exciting, but easily overwhelming. Below is a selection museums, places of worship, archaeological sites, and excursion ideas.