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Church of Saint Anne

Via Dolorosa at St Stephen's (Lion) Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2628 3285
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Ranked #14 of 181 Attractions in Jerusalem
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: 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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Wigan, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Adjacent to the pool of Bethesda this church is a great place for a group of people to go and sing a hymn as the acoustics are outstanding. Lots of history too!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The most perfectly preserved Crusader Church in the world we were told, with wonderful accoustics. It certainly made our small group sound wonderful when we took the opportunity to hold a prayer service and sing two hymns. All through our visit to adjacent pools we could hear wonderful music and singing drifting from the building.

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singapore
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120 reviews 120 reviews
40 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Crusade Church of Saint Anne is built on the site where the home of Anne, the mother of Mary, is believed to have stood. Designed for Gregorian chant, the acoustics of the church's interior will simply wow you... Our group gathered in front and sang 2 songs! It was simply beautiful to listen to the singing. Whether you are... More

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Church of Saint Anne, Absolutely beautiful 12th century architecture. Awesome lighting and the acoustics are fantastic. Our group sang Amazing Grace in the church, wow we sounded great. One lady that was seated in the church came up to in tears saying that we sounded beautiful. She asked if we were a professional singing group. That gives you an idea... More

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Speers Point, Australia
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243 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

After a busy morning on the Mount of Olives my wife and I came back into the Old City through the Lion's Gate and found the sanctuary that is the Church of Saint Anne. Pros: Nicely landscaped grounds (including the interesting Pools of Bethesda), nice light and airy church architecture (with a priest who didn't abuse me for leaving my... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The acoustics of this church are fantastic. The history of this site is well presented. Part of a guided pilgrimage of the Holy Land

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vermont
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56 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A peaceful place after the hub bub of the streets in the area. Just take time to enjoy the interior, the history and the the wonderful acoustics.

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Santa Maria, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

in the gardens of the Bethesda Pools you will find this wonderful Byzantine Church that has amazing acoustics for just sitting and listening to people join together to sing hymns and other songs. Loved it!

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

It is A church built to commemorate the birthplace of Mary and is built over the home of Jesus' maternal grandparents Anne and Joachim. A small choral gives the impression of a big congregation because of its good acoustics. It is the only church in the holy land which did not sustain any damage when the Muslim conquest. It was... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

What a lovely peaceful spot within the hustle and bustle of this busy city. We were able to sing in the church and experience it's wonderful acoustics, the echo lasts for 27 seconds, not 26 or 28! As our guide explained.

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