Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi, Maaloula

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Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Learn about the local history and monastic life at Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi. The Catholic monastery is dedicated to St. Moses of Abyssinia, a 4th-century ascetic monk, and dates to the beginning of the second millennium. Inside the church, see the 11th- and 12th-century frescoes depicting biblical stories. Attend mass here if you choose, where you'll hear traditional chants and church music. The monastery also offers dormitory accommodations for an overnight stay. For Deir Mar Musa El-Habashi and beyond, use our Maaloula trip maker site to get the most from your Maaloula vacation.
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  • Magical stay at this monastery atop a mountain overlooking the valley. The monastery is one of community, practicing the unity of religions, and with the war settling, has many visiting religious...  more »
  • it is a monastery dedicated to St Moses the Black of 4th and early 5th century. It was in ruins for a long time, but it was rebuilt thanks to an Italian monk and houses now Syrian-Catholic and...  more »
  • This is an outstanding church/ monastery Near the little town of Nabk Greek Orthodox. The parking is a bit far And the surrounding is desolate, but it is Very impressive. Worth a detour, after Syria Is back to being secure. You'll thank me
  • Top 10 best experience of my life. If only I could return...

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