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Trappist Abbey of Latrun

Trappist Abbey of Latrun Review

Trappist monks have been producing wine here since the 1890s. The interior of the 19th-century abbey is an odd mix of round neo-Byzantine arches and apses and the soaring ceiling that seems Gothic in inspiration. Survivors of the Cistercian Order suppressed in the French Revolution, the Trappists keep a vow of silence. But you needn't worry about making a faux pas by talking; the staff in the shop will address you—in English, French, Hebrew, or Arabic. The setting in the foothills is lovely.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Rte. 3, 2 km (1 mile) off Rte. 1 Latrun, 99760
  • Phone: 08/922–0065
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Apr.–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 8:30–11:30 and 3–5; Oct.–Mar., Mon.–Sat. 8:30–11 and 2:30–4
  • Location: Latrun
Updated: 05-29-2013

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