Updated: Oct 2, 2022
The Monastery of the Silent Monks at Latrun was founded in the 19th century by Trappist monks who advocate a life of simplicity and see speech as a waste of time. They are not committed to complete silence but underestimate speech.
The monks make a living from growing vines and making wine. In the monastery, there is a winery. The vine leaves near the monastery are now painted in stunning fall colors. The shop there sells the monastery's produce: wines, liqueurs, arak, honey, olive oil, and olives. In the big bar, you can taste before you buy. I recommend that you try the liqueur, which consists of 15 herbs – strange and unique.
📌Please note the entrance hours to the monastery - Monday-Saturday - 8:30 - 12:00, 15:30-17:00.
📌Those who want to enter the monastery should come in modest clothes.
📌Near there is a yard with a place for a barbecue. Still, in my opinion, it is better to continue to one of the forests near, where you can both walk and have a picnic. For example, Ayalon Park, Eshtaol Forest, and Tzura’a Forest.
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