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Address: Via Dolorosa at St Stephen's (Lion) Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: +972 2628 3285
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Description: 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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Beatiful church fascinating history

Love the beautiful church of St Anne, beside the remains of ancient water system and deep pools plus a bit of the Crusader's church. It is right beside the moslem area, near the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Love the beautiful church of St Anne, beside the remains of ancient water system and deep pools plus a bit of the Crusader's church. It is right beside the moslem area, near the start of the way of the Cross, so stick to the main roads and don't wander off into the side roads or you will not be welcome

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Seeing the bath of Bethesda in real was a nice surprise for me, as I didn't know it was still visible. Find it at the beginning of the Via Dolorosa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great place showing history and religion. Some concerts are done there on cooperation with the music college of Alquds university.

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Rexburg, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Every once in a while you can get permission for your group to sing in the nave of the church. The acoustics are truly amazing. Out side the church is the Pool of Bethesda. This is where the man who was inform 38 years couldn't get to the pool after the troubling of the waters and the Savior healed him... More 

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

St. Anne's is clean, sturdy, mostly free of fancy ornamentation and has incredible acoustics. I particularly loved the statue of Anne holding the young Mary. The priest encouraged us to sing and test out the acoustics in the church. A group of about five of us sang a hymn and we sounded beautiful. An amazing experience. We did not realize... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We were there today after walking all round Jerusalem and it was so lovely to enter this quiet place of reflection and to sing with beautiful acoustics and then to just bathe in quietness!

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Yeovil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This beautiful church really has a wonderful sense of the presence of God. Its acoustics naturally attracts groups of pilgrims who want to sing - and we were no exception. As we sang, tears just came to my eyes such was the palpable sense of the presence of God. And yet it's hard to explain why. Definitely worth a visit... More 

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McDonough, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We stopped in as part of our tour of the Via Dolorosa. The Salem Baptist Church worshiped our Risen King with our voices!

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Pensacola, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

St. Anne's Church is a gorgeous Crusader Church built in 1130's, replacing a Byzantine Church, the home where Anne and Joachim, the parents of Mary lived. We celebrated mass here, so we spent a couple hours at this site. I enjoyed admiring the colorful murals on the walls to the left of the entrance. Outside the Church, to the left,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Physically it is a beautiful church also with nice ruins outside. THe inside of the church has the best acoustics of a room ever, this american guy started singing, and it was the best thing i've ever heard. It helped that he was actually a good singer.

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