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Address: Via Dolorosa at St Stephen's (Lion) Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
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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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I was at the Church of Saint Anne as part of a tour group of Israel. One of our leaders was a professional violin player, and he played Via Dolorosa inside of the church. The... read more

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adams, NE
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adams, NE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was at the Church of Saint Anne as part of a tour group of Israel. One of our leaders was a professional violin player, and he played Via Dolorosa inside of the church. The acoustics were unbelievable. It brought me to tears and was a trip highlight!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a short walk from the entrance you come across the church. Very simple but as a Christian you are aware of its importance. Th mother of Mary and Mary were here. The French African Priest was very welcoming .

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place where Virgin Mary's mother lives. Nothing spectacular to see, but do stay and sing some songs in the chapel. It really has great acoustics, especially for a choir or a singer to a short worship. When we were there, there was another group that started singing. They sound wonderful. We just stood with them and worshiped along with... More 

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Iasi, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Here is one of the stops on Via Dolorosa, an interesting church with a good story about religious place. In this place is supposed to lived the mother of Virgin Mary.

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many choirs like to singing there and it does really provide perfect natural sound effects inside. Not a big church but lovely indeed.

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Port St. Lucie FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a church like no other in Jerusalem - it is large, but not ornate - It is named after the Virgin Mary's mother - The the really calling is its acoustic - If you are going with a church group, have a religious song that you all can sing, you will sound great, better than you ever have

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Waveland, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It may sound harsh but walking into this church I was surprised to see its lack of decor. Of course it's Hugh and old but so plain. Just outside the hunch is the ruins of the pool of Bethsaida. Very interesting and I recommend seeing both.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely Garden and the Church simply beautiful. If you are lucky and there is a group singing you will enjoy immensely. If you are a singer sing a solo, the church has fabulous acoustics. the small archaeological garden is something for specialists, as the signs are being redone while I write. A museum is in the making.....

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

The church of Santa Anne, located near very deep excavations which have highlighted the pool of Bethesda mentioned in the gospels with the paralytic which never arrived in time when the waters were agitated ... Its history is rich: Byzantine first, then Romanesque, initially built on the site of the house of Anne & Joachim parent of the Virgin Mary,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

One of the most ancient churches in Jerusalem dating back to 12th century and set in the Muslim Quarter, not far from the Lion's Gate. An unexpected added bonus is an archaeological excavation on-site dating back to 3 century B.C with ancient cisterns. There are also remains of a Roman temple and of a Byzantine church. It is very well... More 

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