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Address: Via Dolorosa at St Stephen's (Lion) Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
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Built in honor of Anne (Hannah), the mother of Mary, this 12th-century...

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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Rare example of a Crusader church, saved from destruction by the Islamists as even they appreciated the beautiful accoustics of the interior - now much appreciated by touring... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Rare example of a Crusader church, saved from destruction by the Islamists as even they appreciated the beautiful accoustics of the interior - now much appreciated by touring choirs who queue up to sing their rehearsed pieces. Outside is the Pool of Bethesda where Christ healed the paralytic; the Pool is about 50 feet deep so must have been quite... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This church was quite pretty and fairly quiet. That coupled with the Pool of Bethseda behind it was fantastic. Highly recommend for history buffs as it feels less over the top then other sites in the old city.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This church has such a wonderful charm. Fairly small in size but with such beautiful detail and stunning images adorning the walls.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

St. Anne's is the best-preserved Crusader church in the Middle East and is built atop the ruins of the Biblical Bethesda Pools, where Jesus healed a lame beggar. Go in to sing (sacred songs only, please) or just listen—groups from around the world enjoy its spectacular acoustics and simple, unadorned worshipful atmosphere.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The pool has gone dry but Jesus, the Healer is still present. The church of st Anne, there is so unique in the sense that you can sing and pray the way you want and afterward walk the stations of the Cross. I recommend you visit this place.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Pool of Bethesda - it was a place for miracle. The pool is located at the most bottom part. By years and years, rebuild by layers and layers.

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Redding, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We visited this church on our tour and a choir member of ours sang a beautiful song in it. The acoustics were amazing and the environment of the beautiful church inspiring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is a lovely church by the Pool of Bethesda It has marvelous acoustics. I group of people sang Amazing Grace while we were there and it was just extraordinary

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The acoustics were amazing. We loved singing with others. Also, the area is peaceful and full of things to see. The Bethesda pools are nearby and other churches.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This church with the amazing acoustics is the traditional home of Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary. It is also home of the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus healed. The setting is so very peaceful in a very noisy quarter of the city.

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