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San Simon Monastery

“San Simon” Monastery is a Greek-Orthodox complex built in the 19th century on a hilltop 5 km south of Jeruslaem. By mediavel tradition it is the burial site of “Saing Simon”, A jewish elder who met and blessed Jesus when he was an infant (Luke 2).

Today the monastery is maintained by a single monk (Theodoritus) and is opened only for Christian pilgrims.

Next to the monastery is the former summer house of the Greek-Orthodox Jerusalem Patriarch. In it’s walls bullets  holes of a fierce battle that took place here in 1948 can still be seen.


Book a Private Tour to San SImon Monastery

San Simon Monastery is in the Western Jerusalem. 

Contact me for a proposal of a full day tour of Jerusalem, that will also include a visit to San Sinom Monastery.



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