Mary's Spring

Mary's Spring, Ein Kerem: Address, Mary's Spring Reviews: 4/5

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David Ha'ivri 🇮🇱
Israel242 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
This site is open to the public, in the center of the village a stream on top of which a Mosque was built many years ago. The Muslim residents of the town fled in Israel's war of independence, so the Mosque is not operational now and serves as a land mark. The water flows from a pier coming from under the building. The source of the water has gone bad and the water is not safe for drinking. Ein Kerem has a number of Churches and Christian traditions of events of the New Testament that took place here. It is a very beautiful place to visit and has religious significance for Christians.
Written January 29, 2020
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,194 contributions
Jan 2020
Mary’s Spring, or the Fountain of the Virgin, is located at the bottom of the hill leading to the Church of the Visitation. Tradition says that Mary stopped here to drink from the freshwater spring on her journey to visit her cousin, Elizabeth. A small mosque, now abandoned, was built over the spring in the mid-1800's. While the water is still flowing, it is NOT safe to drink. We took a quick photo and continued up the hill to the church.
Written February 17, 2020
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MBB1952
Surfers Paradise, Australia10,760 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
After we finished visiting the Church of St. John the Baptist we headed to the Church of Visitation a while back we came across Mary's Spring.The tradition started back in the 14th century.It was were Mary stopped to drink from the village spring and also the place were she met with Elizabeth. Many Catholic and Orthodox pilgrimages visit this site and fill their bottles with the Holy Water. The waters is not suitable to drink now because of the polution.
Written October 6, 2015
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Orenvil
Rishon Lezion, Israel676 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
A small walk from the main road, and you'll find this nonstop spring, who floats all the time.

The water is cold and refreshing at hot days, but not so good for drink.
Written August 15, 2020
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Ramal Coorey
Colombo, Sri Lanka131 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
On our tour of Holy land we came to this spring which was located in a valley on the south side of the the village of Ein Kerem. Tradition states that Virgin Mary stopped here to drink from the waters.
Written May 27, 2018
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Lisa E
Boca Raton, FL72 contributions
May 2017
While I trust that this is an authentic site where Mary would have gotten water, I doubt there's much resemblance to the well in the time of Mary! In the late 1800s, a mosque was built above the well, and there's a tall tower topped with the crescent moon & star of Islam. Apparently, little if any sunlight shines directly onto the well, as it's pretty dirty, with green and black algae covering the surfaces of brick where ever water runs Not sure why it's not cleaned up!
Ein Kerem means "spring of the vinyard." and sure enough, after leaving this spring and climbing the steep road to Mary's cousin Elzabeth's house, the view is of large vinyards.
Written April 30, 2018
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anonymus688
Tel Aviv, Israel149 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
serving old legends and un-drink-able cool waters, this place is a good start for a journey in Ein Karem, one of the most beautiful neighborhoods, once an Arab village, in Jerusalem. Historical layers are unfolded like onion,
Written October 5, 2016
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airport2015
Tel Aviv District, Israel999 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
The village square,near the bus station,all the attractions of this tiny village are around ,here Mary-Miryam stopped and met her cousin Elizabeht-Elisheva and had a cup of water
Written February 21, 2016
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Miguel N
Modiin, Israel215 contributions
Jan 2022
Mary's spring is an important Ancient Roman Spring in Pastoral Village in the Judea Mountains. This fountain is located in the way between the most important churches in the region.
Written February 9, 2022
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seetheworld010
Sedona, AZ1,070 contributions
Sep 2019
Sign clearly states do not drink. Do not get in the water. Kids were all over it in their underwear. It was filthy.
Written September 17, 2019
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