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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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Just off the Via Dolorosa near the Lions Gate, a courtyard gate will take you to the Church of Saint Anne. It was erected near the remains of the Byzantine basilica, over the... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just off the Via Dolorosa near the Lions Gate, a courtyard gate will take you to the Church of Saint Anne. It was erected near the remains of the Byzantine basilica, over the site of a grotto believed by the Crusaders to be the childhood home of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. It is dedicated to Anna and Joachim,... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This beautiful ancient church is the possible site of the birth of the Virgin Mary. The church has amazing acoustics so bring your voice and a team of good singers or just rest and relax to other tourists singing hymns in this wonderful serene setting.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The fun part about this church is the acoustics. My husband found a good spot and sang a song called, Let Us Adore, which was very worshipful. It is a beautiful building, too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This little church is the best place for your group to sing in. Beautiful acoustics. We love the light play through the windows as well.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed spending some time sitting and listening to several groups get up front and sing a cappella. No mic's needed here. Such a beautiful sound. Enjoyed walking around the excavations of the Byzantine church. Quite an excavation. This is also the site of the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus healed the lame man.

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Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a peaceful place just off the Via Dolorosa, which can get over-crowded. The interior is plain and beautiful. The gardens are beautiful too.. simply a lovely church.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide said that the church itself is a memorial brought to Jerusalem. It is believed that Maria and her parents are not from Jerusalem. Without explaining more, you can google the history of the church.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love it and the pavement in the basement. I'm not a great fan of most churches on the via dolorosa but this one I love

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Forde, Norway
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church har a fantastic acoustic. Less tourist here, which is actually surprising. This church is just lovely and peaceful.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow the acoustics in this Church is unbelievable, we were fortunate enough to sing a couple of hymns, mind blowing experience- enjoy!

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