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Address: Via Dolorosa at St Stephen's (Lion) Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
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+972 2-628-3285

Built in honor of Anne (Hannah), the mother of Mary, this 12th-century...

Built in honor of Anne (Hannah), the mother of Mary, this 12th-century church is one of the finest examples of Crusader architecture in Israel.

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Beautiful Crusader Church

Lovely Garden and the Church simply beautiful. If you are lucky and there is a group singing you will enjoy immensely. If you are a singer sing a solo, the church has fabulous... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Jerusalem, Israel
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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely Garden and the Church simply beautiful. If you are lucky and there is a group singing you will enjoy immensely. If you are a singer sing a solo, the church has fabulous acoustics. the small archaeological garden is something for specialists, as the signs are being redone while I write. A museum is in the making.....

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church of Santa Anne, located near very deep excavations which have highlighted the pool of Bethesda mentioned in the gospels with the paralytic which never arrived in time when the waters were agitated ... Its history is rich: Byzantine first, then Romanesque, initially built on the site of the house of Anne & Joachim parent of the Virgin Mary,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most ancient churches in Jerusalem dating back to 12th century and set in the Muslim Quarter, not far from the Lion's Gate. An unexpected added bonus is an archaeological excavation on-site dating back to 3 century B.C with ancient cisterns. There are also remains of a Roman temple and of a Byzantine church. It is very well... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place of worship is not often on the tourist itinerary. If you are musically inclined, then you must plan a visit. Be prepared to SING or simply sit & listen to others raising their voices in praise. Glory to God! The acoustics are beyond excellent!

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This beautiful Church has been kept in pristine condition and is a great Church to visit and like a lot of the Churches in Jerusalem are absolutely welcoming to tourists

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The work of the Italian architect shows his understanding of perfect acoustic in a place of worship . It's great to be in this place . A must see place .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

A hidden place well worth seeing , the only crusader church still intact and not rebuilt see it for that reason but also for the acoustics

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The church itself is quite beautiful ... built, if I remember correctly, by the Crusaders. The gardens surrounding the church are truly an oasis and a quiet spot to reflect ... away from the hubbub of the Old City streets! Be sure to notice the beautiful wooden door inside the church itself!

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Ayia Napa, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Another amazing spot in the Old City of Jerusalem. You have to fill it. Just a few minutes of Lion's Gate.

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Rialto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Those Crusaders sure knew how to build churches with excellent acoustics for chanting their prayers. Go sing in this church, it is great for mind, body, soul and spirit.

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