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The pools of Bethesda are long gone but you can look at the geological layers of the ancient ruins. Some of the ruins are only accessible by really steep metal stair that can be slippery in wet weather.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking tour of Old City Jerusalem included a stop at this site. Quite extensive ruins located in the Muslim Quarter which originally had a church over the pools. It is said to be the site where Jesus performed one of his miracles. You can really...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 17 August 2019

Located right next to St Anne in the Muslim Quarter, this is traditionally considered to the area where Jesus healed a paralyzed man. There was once a large Byzantine church whose ruins covers the same site, and on top of the ruins yet another small...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ECWorld
Reviewed 12 June 2019

The Pools of Bethesda, actually a series of reservoirs and medicinal pools, are located in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. Archaeological digs have unearthed their full depth. The Pools are the scene of one of Jesus' miracles - the healing of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank hawkes2an
Reviewed 8 June 2019

This is an important part of Jesus's crucifixion story. Jesus was there on the Sabbath and healed a man who'd been paralyzed. This "work" on the Sabbath was used against Jesus.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 16 May 2019

With the Church of St Anne on the right the pools are straight ahead (do go into the beautiful Crusader church). The Pools are a series of reservoirs and medicinal pools which have been identified as the scene of one of Jesus' miracles - the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jane N
Reviewed 28 April 2019 via mobile

We learned that in ancient times the Jewish people would bring their animals here to be cleansed before taking them to the Temple to be sacrificed. The archeological dig surrounding the pools is worthwhile seeing.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DMJA21
Reviewed 16 March 2019 via mobile

When I visited St Anne's church last week, I was very much surprised looking down at the Pools of Bethesda. A group of people was standing there waiting. A man, who may have been a priest or a healer, put his hands on the shoulders...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Departure811861
Reviewed 12 March 2019

From St Anne's church, we walked towards the pools of Bethesda. Archaeological excavations had revealed the site of pools and porches matching the reference in the Bible, where Jesus cured the paralyzed man! The site still remains as ruins! We could see the deep pool...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Aliamma G
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

Right inside the Lions' Gate and beside the Church of St Anne are the excavated Pools of Bethesda. A verified site where Jesus was. In these large public pools, dating 2000 years ago, Jesus miraculously cured a lame man. They did a great job of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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It is open Monday through Saturday from 8am to noon and 2 pm to 5pm (6pm in summer).
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