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Address: Via Dolorosa at St Stephen's (Lion) Gate | St. Stephen's or Lions Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: +972 2628 3285
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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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Best preserved crusaders church

Immediately after passing the Lions Gate,,you enter the French church and museum,and the Greek Catholic seminary,the place stands over the birth place of MARY

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Jerusalem, Israel
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Immediately after passing the Lions Gate,,you enter the French church and museum,and the Greek Catholic seminary,the place stands over the birth place of MARY

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Nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Those of us who love Mary. love her mother and St Joachim, and this church...beautiful altar and artwork. A definite must on a tour, for Catholics, especially.

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time that I visited this church there was a choir group singing and it was very powerful. The acoustics are well known for this church and people come from all over to experience the beauty of worshiping God in such a over the top way. The second time, a few of my friends just decided on a hymn last... More 

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emerald hills, ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide brought our group here as part of our pilgrimage in Jan. the Church is very beautiful. Fortunately due to the time of the year it was not busy.

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Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This thousand year old church, restored to its original glory has fabulous acoustics. When visiting, if there is no group inside, start singing and hear the beauty. Sometimes there is a group (from 2-50 is a group) singing while inside. When this happens, no need to enter, just listen from outside how beautiful the singing is. Great place to start... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

It was the residence of Mary's mother. The church has a beautiful accoustic. We were 40 people in a group singing Hallelujah, and the echo sounded beautifully. Across the church, there was Bethesda pool where Jesus healed the one paralyzed for 38 years.

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San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

The experience was beautiful. It was 29 of us from Texas. We had a great time. All the paintings, windows, ceilings was beautiful. A .place one should see

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Kroonstad, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

What a lovely surprise - a beautiful church with a very good acoustic for choirs. we were privileged to listen to a group from Ghana singing.

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Thank Luzette W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This church is famous for it's accoustic. The sound here is amazing due to somewhat the architectural and the material used to build this church. There's a lot of beautiful singer, or group singer, sometimes perform their song to the Lord. My suggest, sit down and enjoy the accoustic. This location next to the pool of bethesda

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Thank Leonard S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Lovely old church with the most amazing natural sound system. It is worth just hearing the visiting groups sing.

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