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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Via Dolorosa at St Stephen's Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
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"amazing acoustics"
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"via dolorosa"
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"virgin mary"
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"amazing grace"
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"how great thou art"
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"sing a song"
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"lion's gate"
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"old city"
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"peaceful place"
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"beautiful building"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

In my humble opinion the best church in Jerusalem. No smells, bells or decorations. Just pure spirituality

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loads of people singing in the church due to the great sounds in there, loved that more than the church itself really but it is a great stop on the walk and you should check it out.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located just north of the Temple Mount, about 50 metres inside St Stephen’s or Lions’ Gate. The Church of St Anne, built about 1140, is the best-preserved Crusader church in Jerusalem. Tradition, beginning by at least 150 AD, says it marks the site of the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour group listened to two other groups sing a hymn in this acoustically marvelous church and then we sang "Amazing Grace," and felt the presence of God fill the space where worship happens almost constantly each day. The priest in charge that day was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure to appreciate the unique and wonderful acoustics of this church, which is located right next to the recently excavated Pools of Bethesda. Our Christian Palestinian guide graced us by singing some of his Palestinian hymns, and we were all blown away by the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go in and sing your favorite hymn...the acoustics are wonderful in this crusader church. It is near the Bethesda Pools.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

A small church but as it is the start of the Via Dolorosa, you can have a moment of prayer there and see ruins of old Jerusalem.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Beautiful site to visit along the via Dolorosa route that Jesus took to his death on the cross for the redemptive saving Grace of Our Sins.

Thank TODD L
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

One of the simplest yet most beautiful churches. The acoustics are amazing. Beautiful gardens too. Bethesda pool right by it.

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

After walking the Via Dolorosa, stop by this beautiful church with perfect acoustics built so long ago. We attended Ash Wednesday services on Valentines Day. It was amazing.

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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
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