Church of Saint Anne
Church of Saint Anne
4.5
Architectural BuildingsReligious Sites
08:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 17:45
Sunday
08:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 17:00
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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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  • Emily M
    United States1,328 contributions
    Beautiful grounds and church
    Recommending visiting here if open. Our group was barely able to make it inside - check opening hours. Church wasn't as decorated as others, but still beautiful in its simplicity. Gardens on the ground also beautiful.
    Visited October 2022
    Written 31 December 2022
  • Francesca N
    Bogota, Colombia60 contributions
    An Unexpected Concert
    I visited the church of St. Anne not knowing what to expect. Its Romanesque architecture is interesting, as is the ruins outside the back of the church. But its wonderful acoustics is what really made the visit there worthwhile. Because of the clarity of sound, choirs from all over the world come to sing. They each have the opportunity to sing one song, psalm, chant or whatever. Listening to them was a wonderful, relaxing and ethereal experience which is well worth the visit.
    Visited October 2022
    Written 31 January 2023
  • Aqusite
    California1,579 contributions
    Bethesda, behind the Church, is where it's at
    The Church itself isn't what I am reviewing. It was crowded and filled with people trying to climb over each other to reach something in the basement. Instead, I am reviewing the grounds that lead to Bethesda behind it, which are beautifully landscaped and extremely peaceful. I sat here for some time after a lot of walking and it was serene and shaded with ancient excavations. Very enjoyable.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 1 July 2023
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Aqusite
California1,579 contributions
Jun 2023
The Church itself isn't what I am reviewing. It was crowded and filled with people trying to climb over each other to reach something in the basement. Instead, I am reviewing the grounds that lead to Bethesda behind it, which are beautifully landscaped and extremely peaceful. I sat here for some time after a lot of walking and it was serene and shaded with ancient excavations. Very enjoyable.
Written 1 July 2023
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia1,680 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
Had a really good experience at St Anne’s Church as when I visited a choir was singing and it was so peaceful and calming I could leave.

Also a great church to visit and explore a real highlight of my trip to Jerusalem.
Written 22 June 2023
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Barbara D
California42 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
Israel is a magnificent country the Church of Saint Anne was very interesting and moving. I plan to go back without a doubt.
Written 13 May 2023
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Francesca N
Bogota, Colombia60 contributions
Oct 2022
I visited the church of St. Anne not knowing what to expect. Its Romanesque architecture is interesting, as is the ruins outside the back of the church. But its wonderful acoustics is what really made the visit there worthwhile. Because of the clarity of sound, choirs from all over the world come to sing. They each have the opportunity to sing one song, psalm, chant or whatever. Listening to them was a wonderful, relaxing and ethereal experience which is well worth the visit.
Written 31 January 2023
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ilma d
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
Dec 2022
one of the most peaceful church we ever visit it, it was a great experience and would like to visit it again
Written 22 January 2023
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Emily M
United States1,328 contributions
Oct 2022
Recommending visiting here if open. Our group was barely able to make it inside - check opening hours. Church wasn't as decorated as others, but still beautiful in its simplicity. Gardens on the ground also beautiful.
Written 31 December 2022
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SCLocke
Jacksonville, FL56 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
This was one of my favorite places we visited in the Holy Land. It was a gorgeous church with wonderful acoustics. Everything is so beautiful and the pools were incredible as well.
Written 14 November 2022
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Lynette L
Wichita Falls, TX18 contributions
Jun 2022
Lots to see! The stations of the cross and the visit to the Church of Saint Anne was just a beautiful experience. The rooms are amazing to see. A must see if you are in the area.
Written 7 September 2022
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Tanya L
2 contributions
May 2022
beautiful. one of my favorite Old City Churches to visit. The Pool of Bethesda ruins here are not to be missed.
Written 30 May 2022
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,187 contributions
Dec 2019
Located in the Muslim Quarter of Old Jerusalem, near the confluence of the Lion's Gate, the start of the Via Dolorosa and across from the rear exit of Temple Mount, sits the lovely Romanesque Church of St. Anne. This beautiful French, Roman Catholic Church built by The Crusaders in 1138, replaced an earlier Byzantine church above the Pools of Bethesda. Built in tribute to St. Anne, mother to the Virgin Mary, a simple shrine commemorating the birth of Mary at this location lays in the cave/crypt below the church, which is said to be the original home to Mary and her parents, Anne & Joachim. With soaring, vaulted ceilings the Church is light and airy, and possesses exceptional acoustics. We had the pleasure of entering while a Christian group was singing "How Great Thou Art", which absolutely moved me to tears. Gardens surrounding the church are tree-shaded, lovely and serene. The healing waters of the Pools of Bethesda and where Jesus Christ healed the paralytic man, are adjacent to the Church of Saint Anne, where the original Byzantine Church was located earlier. This is the oldest remaining Crusader Church in Jerusalem, with an interesting history surrounding it. This felt like a highly sacred area, where we witnessed many groups singing, praying and conducting Bible worship. My adult son and I were deeply, spiritually moved throughout the Church and its grounds.
Written 23 November 2020
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