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“Fabulous B&B in Jerusalem, Ein Kerem Suites”
Review of Ein Kerem

Ein Kerem
Ranked #40 of 311 things to do in Jerusalem
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We are always looking for B&B's when we travel, and during our stay in Jerusalem, we were fortunate to find Ein Kerem Suites in the little village next to Hadassah Hospital. Birgit and Israel Ariel are running this little quaint B&B in the middle of the village a few minutes walk from the restaurants and shops. The rooms are located in a lush garden, with access to shady outdoor areas and fresh fruit trees. We were there during Shavuot and they had a tree with something similar to blackberries, which were amazing. Birgit and Israel provide well stocked rooms with all modern facilities, including free wifi, which seems strange in the middle of an old village, but very charming.
You definitely feel welcome by the very hospitable hosts, who could explain a lot about the history and the surroundings of Ein Kerem.
Lovely holiday, would love to go back.
E & S

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

I always enjoy stopping by any of ein keren restaurants. It is a very special localition with reat athmosphere.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Birthplace of John the Baptist
Ancient village set in a green valley
Also some restaurants and art galleries
Bus from Jerusalem

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Reviewed 5 January 2014

In a quite and small place, on the way to church of st. john baptist in ein kerem, jerusalem there is a small place that serve one of the bset italian cofee i have ever drink and a very extraordinary Pomegranate juice.
If you are tour ein kerem in israel, you can take a moment of satisfaction and stop to drink a good cofee or juice.
address: mevo hashar 10 st. ein kerem, jerusalem. Israel.

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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Just somewhat to the southwest from the Old City of Jerusalem, in the valley, surrounded by the hills, and located between Ein Kerem Square, HaOren street and Deresh HaAhayot, lies the place, that natives and tourists recognise as the village, where John the Baptist was born and raised. Ein Kerem is the Jerusalem suburb, and You can get there by bus, it doesn't take a lot of time. Here in Ein Kerem, worth of visit, is surely,the Catholic Church of Franciscan Order, called the Church of Saint John the Baptist. That is a very nice church, with elegant, crafted iron fence
around the church,also,beautifully ornamented with all to us, known the persons from the Bible.
The building of the church consists of two parts. The main part is the edifice with the wonderfully painted fronton and solid white walls of the accurate carved stones like ,somehow,bigger bricks.
Adjacent to this main building is the elegant bell tower, that stretches to the Jerusalem sky, with the cross on the top. The garden,that entourage the Church of St.John the Baptist is very well maintained and good looking. Also, here in Ein Kerem is located another beautiful church, Les Soeurs de Sion Monastery or Notre dame de Sion and near to the church of St.John the Baptist.
This church contains the grotto, where is believed, that St.John the Baptist was born. From this place, encompassed with the trees, You have got the breathtaking view of the Judean Hills.
When You are here, You just feel a monument of a church and all this area in front of You, as a sign of an ancient and enduring faith.
The present day Church of Saint John the Baptist is on the foundations of much older structure that was destroyed and rebuilt again over the years. That were Byzantines, who erected the original church. The Samaritans, then, demolished the church. After them came the Crusaders and they rebuilt the object. When their times passed away and they simply evicted, the building fell into disrepair, and in such condition lasted several centuries, until spanish Franciscan Order of monks purchased the property in 1674 and consequently after that, restored the church with the aid of the Spanish royal family.The interior of this church is magnificent with the art of decoration made in spanish style.The blue and white tiling and characteristic paintings of Spanish artists are presented here. In the grotto, as the birth place of St.John, the impressive marble altar was donated by the Queen Isabella.

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