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Deir Rafat


“Deir Rafat” is a monastery in the Shefelah after a purchase of the area by the Catholic church in the 19th century. The monastery is known for its large Bronze sculpture of Mary as “Reginae Palaestinae” (=”Queen of Palestine”) placed in order protect the land from earthquakes.  So far it seems to work..  

Near the Monastery Artul family operates a local “Mony” winery and olive press.

Book a Private Tour to Deir Rafat Monastery

Deir Rafat Monastery is in the heart of the Shefelah, near Beth Shemesh .

Contact me for a proposal of a full day tour of Shefelah, that will also include a visit to Deir Rafat Monastery.

Points of Interest in the Area

Tel Tzora
  beit jimal monastery Beit Jimal Monastery
 beth shemesh tourBeth Shemesh
Day Tour of the Shefelah