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The Dormition Abbey

  • Mount Zion, Jerusalem

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TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 216 traveler reviews
nice architecture but noisy place
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on May 20, 2019

The Abbey is well maintained and clean and a nice place to rest and pray ... also not a bad place for singing classic catholic lithurgy but an horrible place for speeches or preaching ... terrible echos makes it hard to be understood even few yards away from the speakers ...

Beautiful German Benedictine Church
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on May 19, 2019

This is a German Benedictine Church just off Zion gate. The mosaic on the ground floor is beautiful, but what is truly inspiring is downstairs, where a sculpture of the Virgin Mary, "sleeping" is. The Catholic tradition says that the Virgin did not die, but 'went to sleep' and her soul, depicted as a...

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This is a German Benedictine Church just off Zion gate. The mosaic on the ground floor is beautiful, but what is truly inspiring is downstairs, where a sculpture of the Virgin Mary, "sleeping" is. The Catholic tradition says that the Virgin did not die, but 'went to sleep' and her soul, depicted as a child, is carried to Heaven by her son Jesus. It is a beautiful place and the Virgin truly seems to be peacefully asleep.

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Beautiful
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on May 6, 2019

This is such a beautiful church. We were lucky to enter when a there was a service which added to the atmosphere. Down in the crypt is just beautiful. The decoration in the alcoves and ceiling are fantastic. Such a peaceful place even though filled with plenty of people.