We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Mount of Temptation Monastery

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Mount of Temptation, Jericho, Palestinian Territories
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
US$142.00*
and up
Bethlehem and Jericho from Tel Aviv
More Info
US$89.00*
and up
Bethlehem Jericho Dead Sea Qumran Day Tour from Tel Aviv
More Info
US$99.00*
and up
Dead Sea Jerusalem Jericho and Bethlehem Day Tour from Tel Aviv

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 155 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Great views and interesting place

We walked up the stairs to this monastery, which proved to be good exercise! If you struggle in this regard, the views from the restaurant are as good. That said, you would miss... read more

Reviewed yesterday
R0hanL
,
Amman Governorate, Jordan
Add Photo Write a Review

155 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 85: English reviews
Amman Governorate, Jordan
Level Contributor
137 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked up the stairs to this monastery, which proved to be good exercise! If you struggle in this regard, the views from the restaurant are as good. That said, you would miss seeing the monastery which has been shaped from the rock face. There was a grotto that was inaccessible to us at the time we visited due to... More 

Helpful?
Thank R0hanL
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the cable car up to the mount and visited the monastery up the top- which was amazing. Also had a lovely lunch at a restaurant with views overlooking Jericho. Took the cable car back down. Easy and well worth a visit!

Helpful?
2 Thank Emily M
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to this Mountain and it was quiet a view. There are stores that you can shop for a great deals. You also can bargin the prices too. I bought a large suit case there for 40 bucks! The guy on the top store wanted 80! Bargin! They will come down on prices. It was made of camel leather.

Helpful?
1 Thank nsalinas2017
Nazareth, Israel
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

You can walk up the mount or use the cable car. We used the cable car and then climed about 80 stairs up to the convent.

Helpful?
1 Thank NanaHamati
Level Contributor
21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The monastery was closed when I went there, but the view is fantastic. It's good to spend some time enjoying the silence, contemplating the view and thinking about the meaning of the place for Christians.

Helpful?
Thank Gustavo F
Logan, Utah
Level Contributor
67 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

For us, visiting the Monastery of the Qurantul/the Mount of Temptation Monastery began as somewhat of a challenge. We had limited time during a busy day, a rental car that was not insured for Palestinian controlled areas, and it was our first visit to Israel. However, we really wanted to witness first-hand the traditional site of Jesus' temptation (where Jesus... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank LaurieJanean
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017

A great place to visit...a good side trip from Jerusalem...only 20 minutes away. Take cable car to the top if you aren't a hiker. Amazing views...

Helpful?
Thank Alex M
Level Contributor
98 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Having departed from Tel Aviv, we had to go jump from an Israeli van into a Palestinian van to go into Jericho. Before this, we stopped by the Sea Level area with a vast spread of limestone dunes to make our way into Jericho, up the cable car to the monastery on the top of the Mount of Temptation. Fantastic... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Minna M
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Visited this place 4 days ago. Truly amazing spot. Unbelievable how they've engraved this in the mountain at that altitude. Cable car ride was fun as well. The staff is very accommodating. The view over Jericho was truly amazing! Sad to see this place isn't visited a lot. Absolutely worth the trip!

Helpful?
2 Thank Bart d
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

A very, very interesting place especially for backpackers... If you will meet street merchandisers who sell scarfs, fruits etc. don`t be afraid to buy, they will provide you the best infos about the city and this area...but don`t be shy to respond with aleicum salam, the prices and quality will be smaller. Visit Temptation by feet, this way is more... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Ferenc J

Travellers who viewed Mount of Temptation Monastery also viewed

 
Jericho, West Bank
Jericho, West Bank
 

Been to Mount of Temptation Monastery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mount of Temptation Monastery and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Curiglia con Monteviasco, Italy

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Mount of Temptation Monastery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?