Latroun Abbey

Latroun Abbey

Latroun Abbey, The Trappist Monastery of The Silent Monks Middle East,1949 Armistice Agreement line Latroun Abbey is one of the most famous monasteries in Israel. It can be seen from the Tel - Aviv Jerusalem highway. The Trappist Monastery At Latrun was founded by the French, Trappist Monks in 1890. The Trappists are a strict sect of Cistercian monks, who keep keep a vow of silence. They are also known as the Monastery of Silence. In fact, when the Israilies speak of the Latrun Monastery they call it "Minzar Ha'shatkanim" or the monastery of the people who don't speak.The Monks also established a successful vineyard at the site and today produce a fine variety of wines.The Trappist Monastery At Latrun has a small garden, a church you can visit, and it provides a nice view of the Ayalon Valley. Also, you can purchase their local wine, brandy, olive oil, and spices in their small store. You can also visit the nearby Beit Jimal monastery. Also, from the Trappist Monastery, you can visit the Mini Israel and the Armored Corps exhibits. The remains of a Crusader fortress and many scenic views are found on the short trail around the Latrun Monastery.

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