High Altitude Monasteries

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I think these are some of the most beautiful monasteries. Hidden in the mountains, so close to the sky, they are quiet shelters far far away from secular society. No matter the religion, these isolated wonders remain an expression of pure faith and peace beyond time and space. Some of them are still inhabited, others, forgotten will become dust with time.  

St George Monastery, Wadi Qilt, Israel :

 

 

 

Xuan Kong Temple, near Datong, China :

 

 

Anapafsa Monastery, Meteora, Greece: 

 

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Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery, Greece: 

 

Petra Monastery, Jordan: 

 

 

Madonna del Sasso, Switzerland (source): 

 

 

Popa Mountain Monastery, Myanmar (source): 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glojene Monastery, Bulgaria: 

 

Le Mont Saint Michel, France: 

  

 

Sources: PureInsight,Christian Monuments, MidSouthPeace.com, Images From Bulgaria  

Photo courtesy: Tom Dempsey, Vesko Valev, Roman Klementschitz 

Irina Alexandra is a young entrepreneur and architect, with a passion for miracles and weirdness of life.

She has been writing articles on Weirdomatic for the last 7 years in a search for all the amazing things we tend to ignore.

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25 Responses to “High Altitude Monasteries”

  1. Monasterios a alturas elevadas…

    Galería de imágenes de monasterios a una altura del suelo poco corriente. Escondidos en las montañas, parecen aislados del mundo….

  2. have you ever heard of ‘San Juan de Gaztelugatxe’? is one of the most beautiful monasteries ever build on Spain.
    The only way to go to this monastery are 229 steps across the sea.

    have a look
    monastery: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imagen:Connected.jpg
    wikipedia:
    http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Juan_de_Gaztelugatxe

  3. It would be nice to list their names.

  4. if I knew them I would… I’ll try to find out their names 😉

  5. […] No matter the religion, these isolated wonders remain an expression of pure faith and peace beyond time and space. Some of them are still inhabited, others, forgotten will become dust with time. [link]   […]

  6. Alexandra, thank you so much for posting these fantastical pictures. My fantasies of living in some of the places are running wild. Exquisite! Beautiful and breath taking!

  7. I just happened upon your site. These monestary pictures – wow! Just gorgeous and awe inspiring.

    Beautiful and interesting blog! Good luck.

  8. Names or not a very nice grouping of fine photos of Sanctuaries…..

  9. do you have labels/more info about where/the names of these places? would love to know

  10. I have added the names for some of them… the ones I could find…

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  12. What about groceries?

  13. …at the grocery store?!?!

  14. Ther is mistake Djurdjevi stupovi are not in Greece ther are in Serbia!!!!

  15. hey, thanks for all of this fotos, there wonderful.
    I wish some one in love with this type of architecture
    e-mail me some pictures to help me build my own web site for my stone business. Im just about to start it.

  16. Monastery Djurdjevi Stupovi is in Serbia not in Grece!!!!You could also put here monastery Ostrog in Montenegro;its build in rocky mountain!!!

  17. Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery isn’t in Greece but in Serbia cant believe editor can make such a mistake, check your data!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%90ur%C4%91evi_stupovi

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  20. Wow to know that such beautiful structures can be built. The only price that was paid was the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people.

    But who cares…… look at the pretty buildings!

  21. These photos are great, and I have seen the one in Petra, Jordan, and Meteora, Greece. I am disappointed that not all of the names are listed, or at least where they are located. Good luck, keep the photos coming. Great job.

  22. Awesome and inspiritational – thanks for sharing these wonder spiritual spots.

  23. I just need to correct one location of pictured monasteries. Djurdjevi stupovi actaully are in Serbia, not in Greece like it’s written above!!!

  24. […] En el blog Weirdomatic aparecen fotos de monasterios en lo alto de montañas. Sería maravilloso visitarlos y conocerlos, pero tendréis (tendremos) que conformarnos con verlos. […]

  25. amazing work of art! these monestaries are wonderful sights of their respective countries.

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