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Deyrulzafaran Monastery

Merkez Mardin Merkez, Mardin Merkez, Mardin, Turkey
+90 536 290 47 97
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Definitely worth the visit

This is a major location to see while in Mardin, but you are only allowed to be shown around by a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Claire M
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One of the best monastery in south Turkey

Old and well restored monastery. Bishop very kind and hospitable. Very nice garden. Necessary a... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Turkeyloverpaolo
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Padua, Italy
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“gift shop” (5 reviews)
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Merkez Mardin Merkez, Mardin Merkez, Mardin, Turkey
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+90 536 290 47 97
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a major location to see while in Mardin, but you are only allowed to be shown around by a tour guide (included in admission ticket). Would NOT recommend going with children under 6 because of the tour part, the guides had to constantly...More

1  Thank Claire M
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Old and well restored monastery. Bishop very kind and hospitable. Very nice garden. Necessary a good guide for exactly explanation

1  Thank Turkeyloverpaolo
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I really loved the way they built this magnificient masterpiece. You will enjoy the story of Church hearing form guides.

Thank Ramazan A
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

so incredible and so historical place. little bit outside of old city. so you will need to go by car.

1  Thank Mrtglr
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

A bit far away and from city center but if you go to this beautiful city will be great memory for your future. One of the oldest in it's category.

Thank İbrahim Halil D
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

An exceptionally well-run monastery. Languages spoken, excellent cafe and gift shop, plentiful clean loos. In many years traveling I’ve never seen anything like the roof of the temple of the sun. Can’t understand how it stays up, never mind supports the buildings above. These monks...More

1  Thank TheBeckhams421
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

If you are in mardin, don't miss visiting this historically important place . We enjoyed it and found it a worth to visit place.

Thank Family H
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

I took a private tour to visit this place.It is beautiful monstery and well maintained. Nice walk around this place. The priest was very funny and gave me a lot of information. And he is the only one I met who speaks English fullently in...More

Thank Shirinerica
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

This was built on the site of a pagan sun temple, which was converted to the monastery. Interestingly it has been shown that the earlier temple demonstrated the arch keystone principle before the discovery of the true arch. The main church is lightly embellished, and...More

2  Thank Rod F
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

you ll understand what the hell happened in last 2000 years in the world many historical handcraft things and best armenian history is here well they move bishop to syria but nowadays not safe to good luck to people who try survive this culture

Thank mustangy_nyc
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SPARKLE S
9 April 2018|
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Response from TheBeckhams421 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don’t know but as I presume you’ll be staying there maybe your hotel can find out for you?
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michakhalaf
12 January 2018|
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Response from TheBeckhams421 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly I don't know. I think there's accommodation for pilgrims but it should be easy enough to get in touch with them. They have a website.
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