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Address: Via Dolorosa at St Stephen's (Lion) Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
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Phone Number: +972 2-628-3285
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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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Hidden place well worth seeing

A hidden place well worth seeing , the only crusader church still intact and not rebuilt see it for that reason but also for the acoustics

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A hidden place well worth seeing , the only crusader church still intact and not rebuilt see it for that reason but also for the acoustics

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The church itself is quite beautiful ... built, if I remember correctly, by the Crusaders. The gardens surrounding the church are truly an oasis and a quiet spot to reflect ... away from the hubbub of the Old City streets! Be sure to notice the beautiful wooden door inside the church itself!

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Ayia Napa, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another amazing spot in the Old City of Jerusalem. You have to fill it. Just a few minutes of Lion's Gate.

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Rialto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Those Crusaders sure knew how to build churches with excellent acoustics for chanting their prayers. Go sing in this church, it is great for mind, body, soul and spirit.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rare example of a Crusader church, saved from destruction by the Islamists as even they appreciated the beautiful accoustics of the interior - now much appreciated by touring choirs who queue up to sing their rehearsed pieces. Outside is the Pool of Bethesda where Christ healed the paralytic; the Pool is about 50 feet deep so must have been quite... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church was quite pretty and fairly quiet. That coupled with the Pool of Bethseda behind it was fantastic. Highly recommend for history buffs as it feels less over the top then other sites in the old city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church has such a wonderful charm. Fairly small in size but with such beautiful detail and stunning images adorning the walls.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

St. Anne's is the best-preserved Crusader church in the Middle East and is built atop the ruins of the Biblical Bethesda Pools, where Jesus healed a lame beggar. Go in to sing (sacred songs only, please) or just listen—groups from around the world enjoy its spectacular acoustics and simple, unadorned worshipful atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

The pool has gone dry but Jesus, the Healer is still present. The church of st Anne, there is so unique in the sense that you can sing and pray the way you want and afterward walk the stations of the Cross. I recommend you visit this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Pool of Bethesda - it was a place for miracle. The pool is located at the most bottom part. By years and years, rebuild by layers and layers.

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