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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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Ecru, Ms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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

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Jerusalem, Israel
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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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A lovely place to visit. The pools are really interesting and the church has extraordinary acoustics, a good place to stop for a break near Lions Gate

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Davenport, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It is one of the earliest historic sites to open (8:30), and was a wonderful place to pause, pray, and meditate. The grounds and church are well maintained.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This church has great acoustics and ambiance. It is possible to become tired of 'yet another church or sacred spot' but I recommend this one for its simple beauty and peaceful atmosphere.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

While visiting the Old City with my husband, and my sister and brother-in-law, we stopped in to see the pools of Bethesda. The ruins are very nice, but the gem was the church and its acoustics! We were fortunate enough to enter the area when a young German choir visited and sang a hymn. We caught the end of their... More 

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Tiberias
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Get ready to be mesmerized by the amazing acoustics in this church. Tucked away inside a gated entrance near the beginning of the Via Dolorosa and next to the Pools of Bethesda, this church is well worth a visit. Even if you don't sing well, you will sound like an opera star inside this church!

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This church was tucked away behind a gate however I am so thankful our guide knew it shouldn't be missed. As a group we sang a hymn in the sanctuary and the sound was amazing. We sang a line and then paused waiting for the echo to disapate. Don't miss this lovely respite from the noise of the old City... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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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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