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Church of Saint Anne

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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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Sing in here. The acoustics are amazing!

This sits near the Pool of Bethesda, Be sure to see the ancient ruins and then take time to stop in the church. Bring along words to your favorite hymn and sing. It is amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This sits near the Pool of Bethesda, Be sure to see the ancient ruins and then take time to stop in the church. Bring along words to your favorite hymn and sing. It is amazing! Go downstairs to find an area over the site of a grotto believed by the Crusaders to be the birthplace of the Virgin Mary, mother... More 

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Lewiston, Idaho
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Saint Anne's church and the pools of Bethesda are a really nice spot in Jerusalem! The church is surrounded by nice gardens, the archaeology is very nice, and the church is quiet and peaceful. Great place to stop!

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a beautiful church with a calming influence. The acoustics have to be heard, either with an impromptu choir of visitors or the churches own baritone. If you have any singing ability at all, don't be shy, sing out1

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

What a beautiful church. Built in the 12th century. This Crusader Church is restorative and simple in decoration. A French choral choir visited the church at the same time. The accoustics in St Anne's are excellent and to hear this group sing was spine tingling. If you want peace and tranquility amid the chaos that is Jerusalem, then visit St... More 

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Kilkee, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

this is a very small but beautiful church from here you collect cross to do dolorosa it can hold about 50 people it has a lovely courtyard you should visit here if doing dolorosa beware pick pockets in this area

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Leawood, Kanasa USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a lovely, well-preserved Crusader church, where the virgin Mary was supposedly born. The acoustics are amazing. Our tour group stood in the middle, up front, and sang "Amazing Grace" and it was beautiful! (and we are NOT professionals!) Be sure to visit the pools of Bethesda that are located next to the church.

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Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

An amazing architecture & beautiful Church. Our tour guide told us that the the church is built without windows son that the voices or singing will be reflected back to you even after you stop singing. Our group of 16 pilgrims sang the praising song of "Alleluia!...Alleluia!!...Alleluia!!!. It was so refreshing & we really enjoyed the visit & the blessings... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The Church is beautiful and there is always one of the Priests available to chat with you, if only about the history of the Church etc. The accoustic is famed and so have a little sing song when you get in there. Note, it costs 8NIS to get in per person but this also means you can see the Pools... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This church has a reputation for having amazing acoustics, so you hear groups taking turns singing hymns/praise songs. The atmosphere is dark, cool, and ancient--Crusader-era.

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Monterey, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We mostly had the place to ourselves, so we were able to sing and experiment with the echo and reverberation. When we stopped singing, the echo hung in the air for several seconds. There are those who say the echo is the voices of the angels.... Didn't notice too much else about the church, though.

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Address: Via Dolorosa at St Stephen's (Lion) Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: +972 2628 3285
Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem

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