Crusader Church and Monastery

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Crusader Church and Monastery information

admission free
Opening hours
8.30-11am & 2.30-5.30pm
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The Crusader Church and Monastery is one of the country’s best-preserved and most attractive Crusader remains. It was built about 1142 and destroyed in 1187. It is believed that the monastery stands on the remains of a Roman castle. A stone from it is displayed in the church and bears an inscription of the 10th Legion, a renowned Roman unit stationed in Jerusalem in the 1st century. The complex is next door to the mosque, so look for the minaret in the valley.