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Must see - historic and inspiring. Learnt so much, about Palestine and the artisan craft of soap... read more

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newby666
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Refreshing oasis in the hills of ancient Samaria

Jacob's Well and the Orthodox church built over it is off the beaten path so if you arrive at the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must see - historic and inspiring. Learnt so much, about Palestine and the artisan craft of soap making.

Thank newby666
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jacob's Well and the Orthodox church built over it is off the beaten path so if you arrive at the right moment, you are likely to have the site completely to yourself. It is a refreshingly beautiful oasis in the midst of the arid hills...More

Thank Jewelsworld
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Located in the Eastern Orthodox monastery of Bir Ya'qub, Jacob's Well, since at least the 330s AD, has been identified as the place where Jesus held his conversation with the Samaritan woman. It is a quite, lovely place, surrounded by walls. The church is ornate,...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I have been to Jacob's Well twice, first in August 2016, and then in August 2017. In my second visit, the place was empty except for the priest, my sister, and I. It opens at 9am till 12pm, and then reopens from 2 to 4...More

3  Thank AdityaDas_13
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

On our tour group's drive through Samaria we stopped at St. Photini Church, a Greek Orthodox church located in Nablus, Palestine. The church is built over Jacob's Well. The well is in the lower crypt of the church. Another review states that no photos are...More

2  Thank kekenkel
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Jacob's Well is easy to reach from the center of Nablus. From the bottom of the mall you can take a shared taxi to "Beerr ya3qoob" - it will cost 2.5 shekels. The well is located inside a church with a beautiful and peaceful garden....More

2  Thank barbaragt
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

This church is set within a well groomed and beautiful garden. The church is full of plenty to see. The stairs down to Jacob's Well are a bit steep, but worth the short trip down. No photos are allowed once inside the "well" area. It's...More

1  Thank jsimmons
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

The church above is a fairly recent reconstruction - beautifully restored with old materials, but the real interest is in the chapel below. Look out for the small brass plaque which commemorates the murder of a priest by an Israeli settler a few years ago.

1  Thank alisonsteele2016
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

The church itself has been decorated with the iconography of the priest who is the caretaker of the site. He has dedicated his life to the restoration and beautification of the church. He himself has quite the story to tell as he has been attacked...More

1  Thank tellana1
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

The church was closed when we first arrived at lunchtime but the priest let us in and gave our family the grand tour while he held our 8 month old baby. The paintings were amazing but even better was knowing you were in the exact...More

Thank Ken B
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It is very easy to get there. In the city center there is the central shared taxi building, from where you can take a shared taxi of 4 passengers. It goes to Balata camp, just tell the taxi driver that you want to go to... More
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