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Benedictine Monastery in Abu Ghosh

  • Address

    Mahmud Rashid St 3, Abu Ghosh, Israel

  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Monday to Saturday from 8:30 to 11:00 and from 14:30 to 17:30 p.m.
  • What to see
    Crusader frescoes


Male and female monastery run by the Benedictine order. The current monastery is built over the Crusader Church of the Resurrection, as Abu Ghosh was supposed by the Crusaders to be the Emmaus of the Gospels. The remaining ancient walls are bearing traces of the Crusader-period frescoes, painted in Byzantine style.

In the monastery is located the Church of the Resurrection dedicated to the revelation of Jesus to his two apostles in Emmaus, after he was resurrected.

The structure has three naves, the central one being the highest and ending in an apse on the east side. In the apse there is a single window and an altar made of white stone brought from Bethlehem. On the west side of the crypt is the spring pool, in which a certain tradition locates the place where Jesus ate with the disciples of Emmaus.

Photo Credit: Way To Jerusalem

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