St. Mark’s Church / Syrian Monastery

The Monastery is located to the south, on the path leading to Suq al-Husor (Mats Market), at the intersection with St. Mark’s Street. The origins of this church date to the 5th century, but it was renovated and rebuilt in 1733 AD, and in later years as well.

According to Syrian tradition, the location of this church was the home of St. Mark and the place of the Last Supper of Christ with His disciples. The architecture of Church’s entrance is very simple, and it is topped by a decorated pointed lintel that, according to assumptions, dates back to the Franks era. It has the plan of a basilica. In the lower part of the church is a large underground basement, which is believed to be the site of the Last Supper.