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Church of Saint Anne

Via Dolorosa at St Stephen's Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-628-3285
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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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Via Dolorosa at St Stephen's Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-628-3285
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Reviewed December 7, 2016

The work of the Italian architect shows his understanding of perfect acoustic in a place of worship . It's great to be in this place . A must see place .

Thank edsherk
Reviewed December 4, 2016 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

Thank currycook
Reviewed November 29, 2016

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...More

Thank PiperLinda
Reviewed November 20, 2016

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

Thank Nick M
Reviewed November 20, 2016

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.

Thank 104stevenp
Reviewed November 15, 2016

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...More

Thank TallTraveller274
Reviewed November 15, 2016

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.

Thank Adam M
Reviewed November 5, 2016

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

Thank Terry W
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...More

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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...More

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January 14, 2017|
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Response from MPOS234 | Reviewed this property |
There certainly is an admission fee ... approx Eur 2.50. Opening hours Summer 08:00 to 12:00 hrs and afternoon 14:00 - 18:00 hrs In Winter it closes at 17:00 hrs