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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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A Terrific Church to Visit

This church is old and remarkable for the stones and history it has preserved. The ceiling is remarkable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This church is old and remarkable for the stones and history it has preserved. The ceiling is remarkable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Must visit. So peaceful and so serene. You actually get into a different world of peace and quiet when you visit this church!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

An exquisite Crusader church which is beautiful in its simplicity. It is located near the start of the Via Dolorosa and makes a good first stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very beautiful and inspiring. Stunning Church. However, if pressed for time, you may want to pass on it. If not, enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It's nice to come to the church of St. Anne, the mother of the Virgin. There are mothers pray for your family, for your djeu, for your marriage. St. Anne is large patroness of families and mothers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The grounds are peaceful and if your lucky you will be able to enjoy someone taking advantage of the amazing acoustics and singing a religious song or tow. The church is right next to a large excavation area (the Pools of Bethesda) Make sure to take the stairs downward. It is said that at this site Christ healed a sick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Our small tour group visited this church (located near the pools of Bethesda). We sang number of worship songs a Capella.The music just resonates so well in that stone space.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

One of the most beautiful churches. In mint condition since the Crusader's time. Great acoustics. Be sure to visit the Pools of Bethesda (John 5) next door. Note closing time for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

People praying, open bibles everywhere. What an amazing spiritual experience. You feel renovated. You feel the presence of peace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Pools of "Bethesda" or Beit Hesda "House of Mercy". Also known as the Sheep's Pools and the Probatica - double pools] and were used during the 1st and 2nd Temple Periods... Water sources in land-locked Jerusalem were limited...Water is life and when we have such a source, we find life. I love historic relics of the past because they speak... More 

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