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Address: Via Dolorosa at St Stephen's (Lion) Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
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Phone Number: 2 6283285
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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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It is a beautiful 12th-century Crusader church, erected over the traditional site of the birthplace of Anne, the mother of Mary. It is an excellent example of Romanesque... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a beautiful 12th-century Crusader church, erected over the traditional site of the birthplace of Anne, the mother of Mary. It is an excellent example of Romanesque architecture. Its accoustics designed for Gregorian chant are so perfect that the church is virtually a musical instrument to be played by the human voice. Pilgrim groups come to sing in the... More 

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

That is abeutiful church delicates to Ana the grandmother of Jesus Christ . The built by the qwin Malsanda , it is the best archtktur of the cross time in Jerusalem . Best mantaias and very ingesting cherch . Must be there if you are in Jerusalem

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Ramallah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I pass by St. Anne Church in Jerusalem I feel a need to go inside this simple yet beautiful church. Being a Byzantine chanter, I cannot resist the temptation to chant there and enjoy the heavenly acoustics. But what is most satisfying, is the moment of silence after I finish, and after all the echoes fade away, and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE entered as a group as it is a small place all 50 of us fit and as the previous group left they were singing - we finished with them in english s they were singing in German. We then began to sing a hymn and the next group came into the cool interior and joined us. It was a... More 

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Santa Ana, El Salvador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Built over the caves where it is traditionally believed Saint Anne gave birth to Mary, this is a beautiful well maintained church that is adjacent to a very nice garden on one side and on the other side an archeological site with the pools of Bethesda. Interesting to read how water was supplied via these pools to the Temple Mount... More 

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Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Beautiful church with wonderful acoustics - we sounded like a choir! Met an Irish priest who showed us round to a mosaic reproduction. Place of one of Jesus's Jerusalem miricles

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

This is a beautiful Church with wonderful acoustics. Next to the Pools of Betheseda--one of only two sites where Jesus performed a miracle in Jerusalem, this is an important spot of Jesus' story. Do go inside and join an ensemble :)

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Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

I have been to Jerusalem a number of times, but had not previously seen this Crusade-era church until my most recent visit. It is very interesting. Acoustics are unbelievable--get someone to sing something when you are there to hear it.

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McGregor, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

An absolute Oasis of peace and beauty that is actually one of the most historic Standing churches in The Old City. Built on the site of Anne (Mary's mother) snd Joachim's home... It was saved throughout the wars and take overs because it was converted at one time into a Muslim School. Ancient Roman, Jewish and Byzantine ruins are within... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Unlike many other churches of the kind, this is not filled with tons of gaudy decor. It is beautifully minimalistic in design. Also, the acoustics are fantastic when people sing.

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