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Built in honour of St. Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary, this 12th-century Basilica in Jerusalem is one of the finest examples of Crusader architecture in the Holy Land and throughout the Middle East.
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Via Dolorosa at St Stephen's Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful architecture and very rich in history and heritage. Should be viewed with a guide to explain all details.

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bethesda pools are an interesting archaelogical site, and the Church of St Anne (with the statue of Mary as a little girl with her mom) is simple but moving. It's a fairly quick stop- but worth stopping.

Thank ExPatinNica
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The acoustics in this church are really unbelievable. They are even better than the church built over Peter’s House in Capernaum. Therefore, if you go here with a group then sing a song or two. Stay and listen as other people sing. When I was...More

Thank SpencerCoffman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only is this a beautiful place to visit, but it is an amazing place to sing! bring a song book with your group and enjoy the acoustics!

Thank W8859HCmarkl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The experience of singing in this place was awesome. We started singing and the whole place joined us in multiple languages. It was a beautiful experience. The grounds are worth the time to check out also.

Thank TataandPapa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built to mark the birthplace of St Anne, Mary's mother. This French church has some of the most amazing acoustics. The temple is in the basement ans is worth dropping in. It is adjacent to the Bethesda baths. Clean restrooms and shady park benches in...More

Thank TiredWorldTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church has amazing acoustics! If you are going with a group be sure to have a song ready to sing!

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such and experience to visit this site. Layers of history and culture over culture surprise you here. Our group sang in this church and it sounded amazing!

Thank TravelAmeniti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is really an amazing place where it shows the place where our lord Jesus was born and the building itself is amazing.

Thank medhatwahba
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church, built by the crusaders is a simple stone building with very little decoration. Located near the beginning of the Via Dolorossa, it is oftern overlooked the crowds walking by. there is a charge to entire the peaceful courtyard and surrounding Pool of Bethesda...More

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15 January 2017|
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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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