Deir Mar Takla, Maaloula

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Join both the Orthodox Christians and the Muslims who make a pilgrimage to Deir Mar Takla, a monastery dating back two millennia. Both the religions treasure the place because it appears in their respective stories. Visit the complex to see relics of Saint Takla, a martyr who died in this mountain cave after running away from the soldiers of Rome. A well of holy water on site is believed to bring good luck and health; feel free to drink or take home some. Use our Maaloula online trip planner to visit Deir Mar Takla on your trip to Maaloula, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Deir Mar Takla or also called: Saint Thakla’s Convent and Shrine Maaloula is in the old city of Maaloula and a must see religious site. According to the legend of St Thecla, Thecla was a girl who...  more »
  • It is a nice sanctuary of St Tekla in Ma'lula. I recall mostly sort of a gallery next to the entrance and the rock, it was a nice place, with the image of the saint. The insides are covered with...  more »

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