Dormition Abbey is located close to King David Tomb and is part of the pedestrian visit of Mount Zion. It really worth the visit, it's close and can be visited in 10 mins. Very peaceful place!.
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We were at the Upper Room and King David's Tomb so why miss the Abbey - an interesting architectural and spritual tribute to Mary, Mother of Jesus.
This is a Dominican church that was inaugurated in 1910 . On mount Zion near Zion gate and King David's tomb . Maria , according to the belief fell asleep here for a year , therefore the name , dormitio, sleep in Latin . The...More
I went as part of a free municipal mystery tour given on Shabbats from Safra Square. Beautiful church designed by a German architect about 100 years ago and supposedly on the site of the Mary's death. Many beautiful mosaics and arched ceilings. Nearby (and at...More
A simple architectural design housing wonderful work. Take a look at my pictures attached as a sample... would not miss this even if you are not Catholic.
Dormition Abbey is an important attraction for Christian visitors to Jerusalem that is located at Mount Zion just outside Zion Gate of the Old City. This church is identified as being built at the location for the Virgin Mary's death bed. Opening hours are 9-5.30pm...More
I have been in Jerusalem visiting the Old City for about two weeks now and to me this is the most peacefull and love inviting place! The crypt is also a must visit. Too bad I already erased my pictures... Upekkhapr Sylvia Fernandez my facebook...More
Here we saw The Upper Room but also King David's tomb. Very moving despite being pretty busy. Entry was all free and it was well signed once you left through the Zion Gate. Also some amazing views.
We made two visits to the Dormition Abbey on Mt Zion since we felt such a wonderful spirit within the Church and Benedictine Monastery! The Abbey is close by the Room of the Last Supper and the Tomb of David. Make sure you visit the...More