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The Dormition Abbey

  • Mount Zion, Jerusalem
  • Photo: The Dormition Abbey

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beautiful
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on August 12, 2020

where the virgin mary was buried they believe. its beautiful, big, open, calming. a sense of serenity somehow. very much worth seeing. i actually visited March 2018.

Interesting and challenging site for photography
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on June 2, 2020

A church celebrating a spiritual event, the ascension of Mary. We were here on a pilgrimage, but my focus is information regarding photographing here. The interior is quite dark, the area small, and it can be crowded. Travel light, a DSLR or pocket camera will suffice. Expect to alter the white balance for lighting...

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A church celebrating a spiritual event, the ascension of Mary. We were here on a pilgrimage, but my focus is information regarding photographing here. The interior is quite dark, the area small, and it can be crowded. Travel light, a DSLR or pocket camera will suffice. Expect to alter the white balance for lighting and have high ISOs inside. A holy site, avoid disturbing folks and turn off flash.

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Mother of all churches
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on April 24, 2020

This deserved to be the mother of all churches here in Mt. Zion reserved for the Blessed Virgin Mary. Tradition holds this was the very spot where Mary ended her worldly existence. This is also the best place where you can offer your prayers to Mama Mary as the Intercessor to her son, Jesus.