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Around Jerusalem and the Dead Sea Sights

Trappist Abbey of Latrun

  • Rte. 3
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 05/29/2013

Fodor's 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.

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Sight Information

Address:

Rte. 3, 2 km (1 mile) off Rte. 1, Latrun, 99760, Israel

Phone:

08-922–0065

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Apr.–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 8:30–11:30 and 3–5; Oct.–Mar., Mon.–Sat. 8:30–11 and 2:30–4

Updated 05/29/2013

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