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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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Via Dolorosa at St Stephen's Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-628-3285
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Try and get your guide to show you some of the less popular places like the manly king part of e old city.otherwise you can feel as if you are in a theme park complete with the queues.

Thank Lesley K
Reviewed 19 September 2017

I chose to stay and sing here rather than go further to the pool of Shalom because I loved the setting so well

Thank Anne K
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This is the place where Jesus performed one of His Miracles, by asking a lame man to get up and take his mattress and walk away.

Thank Hugo W
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Located just inside Lion's Gate, St Anne's is still an active place of Worship, Adoration, and Reflection today. A refreshing break from the modern world can be found inside St Anne's gates. Extensive well maintained gardens, offer shelter from hot sun... Inside Daily Mass is...More

Thank annebeth2017
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This place, like many other holy places in Jerusalem, is of a value to me and to the Greek Orthodox tradition. Therefore, although I felt a sense of profound religiosity during my visit, I may be biased to my point of view because, as a...More

Thank discoverpaths
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Being Sunday there was holy mass and prayer arrangements and it was blessed moment to keep for ever.. The Church is simple near Bethesda Pool close to St. Stephens's Gate just above Mary's Birth Place. It was converted to Islamic School when Saladin conquered Israel...More

3  Thank jojo5222
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Love this church ! We sang inside this church and the music/our voices resonated throughout the church. It's located next to pools of Bethesda! A must see site located not far from Lions Gate.

Thank AttyVette
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The Church of Saint Anne is dedicated to the mother of Virgin Mary. The church is plain without decorations. Therefore, maybe, the acoustics of this big church is extraordinary. Many groups of people have prepared to sing a song or a hymn when they are...More

Thank Lars M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A beautiful church along the Via Dolorosa that provides a bit of a respite from walking and the hills and allows for great views of a beautiful small church. When walking the Via Dolorosa, as it is on hills, places to stop and take a...More

Thank GregWB1955
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This was a simple church and it seems everyone comes here to sing as the acoustics are good. As I can't carry a tune in a basket it was a pleasure to sit and listen and reflect. I enjoyed the Pool of Bethesda in the...More

Thank calota
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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