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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 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 3 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
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The constant stream of choirs singing in the center of the church is wonderful to behold and hear. This is adjacent to the pool of Bethesda where the paralytic was healed

Thank dianemaguire
Reviewed 28 June 2017

If you like to sing, this is the place to do that. The acoustics are wonderful and it was a thrill to sing acappella with my family.

Thank kkholyoak
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The Crusader era was an important part of the history of the Holy Land, albeit an unfortunate one, as we now know. However, this relic of their impact on the land is very pleasant. It is a solid, calm, peaceful place with a fabulous acoustic....More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 19 June 2017

You'll know you're close because you'll likely hear the singing coming out the front doors. It's most famous for its acoustics, with the echoing sound bouncing around the stone room.

Thank rpandjm
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Magnificent in its simplicity, this church, run by the French White Fathers, is a beautiful place in which to pray and worship. Get up early for Mass at 7.45 am - gentle, dignified and deeply moving.

Thank Travellers62
Reviewed 9 June 2017

The acoustics in this building is breath taking and is a must on a visit to the Old City. Sing in different voices, a few octaves apart and listen.

Thank johanroos0077
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Come to pray, to think, to rest, and to sing. The acoustics here are excellent and rare. We sang "How Great Thou Art" with 60 students. The acoustic sustain is all the accompaniment required. Ancient choral pieces sung in this space (as they were intended...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This small church was built were it is believed that Maria , mother of Jesus was born . Named after Ann , the mother of Maria . Nice gardens . Part of the Via Dolorosa, near the lions gate

Thank Gidons51
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14 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