18 – St. John’s Monastery

A couple hundred yards uphill from the Grotto of St. John is the Monastery of St. John.

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It looks a lot larger from the distance. Maybe I’m just not used to monasteries.
Looks even bigger when you’re standing directly underneath it.

The entrance to St. John’s Monastery.
There was a huge sign that said “No Photos”. Yet inside the place, just about everybody had a camera. Maybe the sign said “No FLASH Photos.”
This guy also rang the bells from the ropes down below in the courtyard.
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I got this photo off Wikipedia. It’s the library.


Monastery Roof

Monastery Museum. They didn’t allow cameras inside the place.