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002 Custodia di Terra Santa (San Salvador Monastery)

Meeting place: New Gate, the Old City

Two concurrent guided tours of this Old City compound that belongs to the Franciscan order of the Catholic Church. It consists of a monastery that has been in operation since the 16th century as well as a church built in the Spanish baroque style in 1880, which is decorated with frescos and stained-glass windows.  The tours will also pass through the office area that illustrates how a 15th century building can change organically to meet the needs of its current occupants. In addition, visitors will be shown the clinic courtyard, the rooms that housed the former Franciscan pharmacy, and the small concealed door through which patients were brought inside.

In honor of the 800th anniversary of Franciscan presence in the Holy Land, the model of the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi will also be open, which boasts of frescoes painted by Giotto.

Reservations are required

Advance reservations required; each of the 2 tours is limited to 30 participants.

Reservations are required
Saturday, 20.11, 10:30No availability
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