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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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A favorite peaceful oasis in the old city

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Santa Ana, El Salvador
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Santa Ana, El Salvador
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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Colorado Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group enjoyed the church's acoustics by singing. It was beautiful! The Father stopped to listen and later invited us to see their private group area. What a lovely experience. He must hear hundreds of groups every month singing, but came inside to hear us.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

well worth the time spent here: behind the gates what awaits you: pools (empty at present) from millenniums ago, perfectly preserved crusader church with acoustics made for singing praise, garden with shade and birds and gentle welcoming White Brothers and the staff at the entrance. bathrooms are simple and clean. history of miracles and understanding of the jerusalem from the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The Church of St Anne is a "must see." A lovely building set in fine gardens with a remarkable history. Just inside Lions Gate at the beginning of the Via Dolorosa you get an insight into Christian history of Jerusalem, here, whilst sitting in a fine Church. My visit was complimented by some fine acapella singing by a visiting American... More 

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Nazareth, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

An unusual acoustic structure. Me with friends visited this place 2 times a year just to sing together and to listen sound of others singing beautiful songs it is all for free. The site called Bethesda pool

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