Around Jerusalem and the Dead Sea Sights

Trappist Abbey of Latrun

  • Rte. 3
  • Latrun
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 03/14/2016

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 the staff of the wine shop chats with you in English, French, Hebrew, or Arabic. The setting in the foothills is lovely.

Sight Information

Address:

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

Phone:

08-922–0065

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Apr.–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 8:30–12 and 3:30–5; Oct.–Mar., Mon.–Sat. 8:30–11:30 and 2:30–4

Published 03/14/2016

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