Mar Saba

Mar Saba

The Holy Lavra of Saint Sabbas the Sanctified, known as Mar Saba is a Greek Orthodox monastery overlooking the Kidron Valley in Bethlehem Governorate of Palestine. The traditional date for the founding of the monastery by Sabbas the Sanctified of Mutalaska, Cappadocia is the year 483 AD and today houses around 20 monks. It is considered to be one of the oldest inhabited monasteries in the world, and still maintains many of its ancient traditions.

Site Information

Country: Palestine

District: West Bank

Site History: 5th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Christian

Later Cultures: Christian

Site Features: Christian Monuments

UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: El-Bariyah, wilderness with monasteries

Date of Submission: 2012

Exact Location

Loading...

Weather In Site


  • Humidity: %
  • Wind:
Powered by: OpenWeatherMap

Palestine Map

by amCharts

Rating

Five
25
Four
10
Three
6
Two
2
One
1

4.3 average based on 44 reviews.

Users' Comments

The published comments do not represent the opinion of our site, but express the opinion of their publishers. (All Comments must be in English or Arabic)