“Deir Hajla” (Arabic – “Monastery of the Partridges“), was originally founded in the 5th century CE by Saint Gerasimus about 2 km west of the traditional Batism site (“Qasr el-Yahud“).
Today the monastery is managed by the Greek-Orthodox monk named “Abuna Christo”, and is known also for its unique mosaics workshop.
600 meters east of the monastery one can still see the original monk cells of the Laura of Gerasimus .
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Points of Interest in the Area
|Baptism site (qasr el-Yahud)|
|Day tour the Dead Sea|