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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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ACOUTICS EXTORORDINAIRE

I have just visited on my 19th visit to Jerusalem and we had a Pastor's Choir sing at the Church of St. Anne's and it was as awesome in sound as it was in 1985 when I first... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I have just visited on my 19th visit to Jerusalem and we had a Pastor's Choir sing at the Church of St. Anne's and it was as awesome in sound as it was in 1985 when I first visited. Don't miss this stop.

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We visited many churches and St. Anne's was a wonderful stop. The church is beautiful and commerate the birth of Our Blessed Mother.

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Wills Point, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this place and was really glad it wasnt destroyed over the years. The sound was wonderful inside. Even the Muslim part was nice.

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Colorado, USA
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30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This church has the most amazing acoustics ever! Our group of travelers are not singers, but we sang once in a while at different sites....and sounded pretty bad! But in this church, we sounded like a professional choir!! Shocking. It is next to the Baths of Bethesda, which are lovely ruins.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Church of St Anne's has the most natural acoustics. This is a real treasure in the city and allows any voice to sound like an angel.

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North Carolina Smoky Mountains, North Carolina
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This lovely church should not be missed. It doesn't require a tour guide or a lengthy visit. The interior is quite beautiful, but what is truly special is the sound. The acoustics are amazing. Sing something simple, or wait for others to do so, and the sound will bless you and calm your spirit.

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Our group stopped here and we were told that it is one of the best places for chant... so chant we did. Groups before and after us sang in native tongue too. It was great to hear.

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Not as many tour groups here as other places. Much quieter and enjoyable. Supposedly, the home of Mary's parents and the site where she was born. Who knows if it's true, but it's a very old building, a piece of history. Worth a quick look at least.

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Perth, Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Our pilgrim group visited this beautiful Church this morning, the site of the birth of the Virgin Mary. We were greeted by one of the "White Fathers" who invited our group to sing a hymn in this beautiful crusader church. This we very happily did. We then asked if we could say some prayers in the crypt chapel. We were... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is such a beautiful Church!!! This was a stop on a tour that my parents and I took about sixteen years ago, and the acustics in this place is absolutley amazing (if you by chance happen to sing or play an instrument)!

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