The Sealed Gardens – Artas Monastery

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A picturesque stone bridge stretching over the verdant Artas Valley leads to the monastery called (aljanna Al moqfala)inhabited by an Italian order of nuns established in Latin America. The site is traditionally associated with the garden of Solomon, which he was said to visit each morning at dawn. It was built in 1901 by engineers from Bethlehem of Morcos family.