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Deyrulzafaran Monastery

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Address: Merkez Mardin Merkez, Mardin Merkez, Mardin, Turkey
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+90 482 219 3082

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Nice monastery

A nice,well preserved monastery,Priest was very funny and informative.There is very delicious Zafaran cookie and tea.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Burak C
Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice,well preserved monastery,Priest was very funny and informative.There is very delicious Zafaran cookie and tea.

Thank Burak C
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

As all Mosques in this region its worth looking at. The old sandstone work is really nice. There's no problem going in as long as you take your shoes off.

Thank MR88Aus
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Thats a nice place of mardin. Its built in 5th century AC. Its only 6 tl entry fee. It is 5 km away from center there is no public transportation. You can take cab but dont forget to negotiate. Even though we agree to pay the cab driver 60 tl for round trip, at the end of trip he wanted... More 

Thank Volkan B
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I visited 3 days to mardin. I took a taxi from mardin. This is wonderfully place to visit.you should visit it.

Thank juan n
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We loved the cleric of the church. He was so sympaethic and friendly to everyone in our travel group. And the courtyard of the church was so nice space with the olive trees. Do not forget to eat the cookies of its cafe. The lands of Assyrians and super warm people.

Thank SeyyahBerat
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, well protected, clean, mystical. Try to stay for Aramiac services and talk to nice monks. There are also good places for hiking around!

Thank Ayşegül F
Mugla, Turkey
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192 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

The Saffron Monastery, Dar - ez - Zaferan [derived from Arabic], lies on a rocky hillside. It was so named because of the popular belief that saffron crocuses were mixed into the buildings mortar, by the builders. It was constructed towards the end of the 5thC and in 1160 became the Patriarch for the Syrian Orthodox Church, and continued as... More 

Thank hayesy2015
Baghdad Province, Iraq
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We arrived on a Sunday noon and discovered that whole christian community speaks Arabic with Syrian Accent/dialect in addition to Syriac and Turkish. Btw: Deyr is an Arabic word that means Monastery. When they knew we are Syrians and had one Syrian christian with us, they let us attend the Sunday prayer. Sadly, there were only 8 people attending the... More 

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Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Very beautiful, restored monastery in fascinating environment. Nice guides. Pater Gabriel thankfully took the time to chat with us for a while explaining the complicated situation of this area.

Thank K67435
Sofia, Bulgaria
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Wonderful place. Met the priest and had the chance to speak to him. He honored us by letting us hear him speak Aramaic with another gentleman. The monastery and this nice chance to meet it's inhabitants is a memory to cherish for life.

Thank Pam M

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