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DruryS wrote a review Oct 2019
Fairfax, Virginia271 contributions107 helpful votes
The well is located in the lower level inside a beautiful Orthodox church. The arts done by the monk who are still living there are amazing. The monk is friendly and welcoming. Unfortunately, my experience was tainted by a sour looking gate keeper who was concerned about me buying the souvenirs before I left as a “donation”. I’m pretty sure the tour agency I hired had already made arrangement with him, otherwise he would not have opened the church for visitors. Photos taking of the well was forbidden by him, even though a group in front of me took pictures before; there is no sign of that is not allowed. I was confused; especially before my visit, I checked reviews on tripadvisor and some of members posted photos of the well. If you have plenty of time, a history buff, or think it’s really important to touch the well where Jesus talked to a Samaritan woman, and yes, it’s worth of drive to visit the well- the city itself is not much to see. But beware, that you will be “encouraged” to buy souvenirs as a form of donation. On the side of the token, Nablus is very famous for its kunefes (sweet pastry) so be sure to stop by at one of the cafes to try them. You won’t regret it.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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seetheworld010 wrote a review Sep 2019
Saint Paul, Minnesota1,038 contributions248 helpful votes
A must see in Palestine. Jacobs Well — Jacob and the twelve tribes — his well is here. The original. There is a monk there for 40 yrs who has done the paintings in the lower level by the well. Go there. See all of it. Beautiful and worth every minute.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Kitty Hooey wrote a review Aug 2019
United Kingdom11 contributions3 helpful votes
The Well in the grotto is just amazing. Meditating down there was something I will never forget. The Monk sitting nearby sells wonderful religious items. I feel the gentleman upstairs at the shop was so knowledgeable about all the icons around the Church that it was a pity that he could not take time out to show us around the icons and talk in detail.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Leodaniel2017 wrote a review Jun 2019
62 contributions32 helpful votes
Worth to see a history of the old and New Testament ! jacob’s well ! and the same well where Jesus had water from the Samaritan woman !
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Date of experience: June 2019
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patriciamC5516MX wrote a review Apr 2019
Tucson, United States12 contributions2 helpful votes
The church is beautiful! All of the artwork in the building is painted by the monk who works there. Under the altar area are steps that take you into the crypt where the well is located. You can bring the bucket up from the well and drink the water which is said to be holy.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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