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Around Jerusalem and the Dead Sea Sights

Jericho Cable Car

  • Ain as-Sultan St.
  • Jericho
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Updated 05/29/2013

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To the west of Tel Jericho is the Mt. of Temptation, identified by tradition as the "exceedingly high mountain" from which Satan tempted Jesus with dominion over "all the kingdoms of the world" (Matthew 4). Halfway down the mountain sits the remarkable Greek Orthodox monastery of Qarantal, the name being a corruption of quarantena—a period of 40 days (the source of the English word quarantine)—the period of Jesus' temptation. Built into the cliff face

in 1895 on Byzantine and Crusader remains, it is flanked by caves that once housed hermits. Departing from a ticket booth facing Tel Jericho, a cable car offers rides up and down the mountain. You can see all of Jericho and parts of Jordan from the restaurant at the cable car's upper station.

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Sight Information


Ain as-Sultan St., Jericho, Israel


02-232–1590; 02-232–2240

Sight Details:

  • Round-trip NIS 55
  • Daily 8–8

Updated 05/29/2013


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