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The Franciscans - In Hebrew

The institutions of the Franciscan order in Jerusalem
10.7.24 | Ayelet Orpaz

Some Important Details

  • תאריכון

    Date and Time

    Hebrew only:
     Wednesday, July 7 2024 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • מחיר


    100 NIS

  • מדריך


    Ayelet Orpaz

The Franciscans, or the “Little Brothers”, have been active in the Holy Land for 800 years. On the tour, we’ll get to know about a variety of aspects of their activities and visit sites connected to their presence in Jerusalem. At San Saviour Monastery, the most important bastion of the Fransicans in Israel, we will visit the church, refectory, winery, library and more. Stop in the Casa Nova hostel and ascend to the beautiful observation point on the roof. At the Terra Sancta Archaeology Museum at the Monastery of the Flagellation, important objects are presented that were found in the Franciscan excavations in holy sites, among others. A must-see site for archaeology aficionados everywhere, and especially for those interested in the history of Christian holy sites in Israel. The Dar al-Consul that was renovated and reopened recently is a complex combining housing for the Catholic community and a place for cultural activities. Visit the little-known Ad Coenaculum Monastery on Mt. Zion and discover its garden and chapel there.

Type of Continuing Education Session: Walking Tour
Language: Hebrew
Route: Saint Saviour Monastery, Casa Nova hostel, Terra Sancta Archaeological Museum at the Monastery of the Flagellation, Dar al-Consul, Ad Coenaculum Monastery on Mt. Zion, David’s Tomb cloister.

Continuing Education Session Schedule:
9:00am Meet at the New Gate
9:00-11:00am Saint Saviour Monastery
11:00am-12:00pm Casa Nova hostel
12:00-12:30pm Lunch break
Walk to the Monastery of the Flagellation
1:00-2:00pm Terra Sancta Archaeological Museum at the Monastery of the Flagellation
2:15-2:45pm Dar al-Consul
3:00-4:00pm Ad Coenaculum Monastery on Mt. Zion and the cloister of David’s Tomb

Additional requirements/notes: Bring food and water for the entire day, hat, and modest clothing covering your shoulders and knees – for both men and women. Weapons are not allowed!

Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session.

Continuing education session for tour guides with a license from the Ministry of Tourism | Registration is limited to one ticket | This continuing education session is recognized by the Ministry of Tourism for the purpose of license renewal.

Tickets bought through the website can be canceled within 14 days of purchase, and not fewer than 7 business days before the activity | Cancellation of tickets is only in writing to the following address: [email protected] | This continuing education session requires a minimum registration | The Tower of David reserves the right to cancel the session for any reason but not less than 2 days in advance, and upon offering an alternative date and/or product.

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