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Monastery of the Cross

  • Address

    Yehoshua Yevin St, Jerusalem, Israel

  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00 10 16:00
  • What to see
    Medieval Church, Byzantine mosaics


Monastery and medieval church located in the place where an ancient Christian tradition affirms that the tree with which the cross of Jesus was made grew. The founding of the monastery is attributed to Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine, and also to Marian II, the first Christian king of Georgia and a pilgrim to Jerusalem. During the Middle Ages, the monastery and its library became an important cultural center, as well as a reference point for pilgrims from all over the world.

The building is owned by the Greek Orthodox Church. In the church there are remains of mosaics from the 6th century and the 11th century that have been preserved intact to this day.



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