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Trappist Abbey of Latrun

  • Address
    Road 3 crossing 424 Rd, Latrun, Israel
  • Web
  • Visiting hours
    From Monday to Saturday from 8:30 to 12:00 and from 15:30 to 17:00
  • What to see
    Ruins of Crusade Castle


Cistercian (Trappist) abbey founded in 1890 by a male community from Sept-Fons, France, near the site where the Castilian nobleman Rodrigo González de Lara built a fortress later occupied by the Templars (Le Toron des Chevaliers). A Christian tradition locates in Latrun the birthplace of Saint Dimas, the “good thief”.

The building was formerly a hotel for pilgrims heading to Jerusalem, the Maccabee Hotel. Rebuilt in 1926 in the Romanesque-Byzantine style, it has an important library and vineyards


Photo Credit: Way To Jerusalem

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