This is still an active Greek Orthodox monastery, having survived many religious & regional takeovers throughout the centuries. It is located 12 miles from Jerusalem & open to spiritual seekers and visitors. Incredible cliff dwelling architecture.
Absolutely stunning park that most tourists never see. I wouldn't go here at night as it's a little out of the way, but it's well worth seeing. It was created in 1867 out of an old quarry. Very, very hilly in comparison to the city's other parks.