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Israel. Latrun Trappist Monastery

Nefer • 3 minutes read • August 14th, 2016
Latrun is a site in Israel, west of 


. I read in the guidebook that there is a Trappist Monastery and decided to visit it. The trappist monks get up before dawn, do not eat meat, work a lot and are incommunicative. We didn't see any monks, but we walked around the territory of the monastery.
The monastery looks like this from the side of the road.
2israel-latrun-monastery.jpg3israel-latrun-monastery.jpg4israel-latrun-monastery.jpg5israel-latrun-monastery.jpg6israel-latrun-monastery.jpg7israel-latrun-monastery.jpgThere's the Church of Our Lady the Virgin Mary behind lush flowering shrubs. Actually, the area available for inspection ends here. Tourists can visit the monastery every day, except Sundays and Christian holidays from 9 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. There's a three-hour break in the afternoon (from 11.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.) 
8israel-latrun-monastery.jpgThe archaeological evidence from different periods are exhibited in the park.
The Monastery of Our Lady of the Afflicted was founded in 1890. It is famous for its wines.
Author: Nefer
Translated by: Zoozi

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