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Church of St. Anne

  • Lions Gate, Jerusalem

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Impressive History and Architecture
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on November 25, 2019

With that much history and architecture in Jerusalem, there is so difficult to set our travel priorities. This Church is a must see because of its age and architecture.

Beautiful acoustics
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on November 25, 2019

St. Annes Church (1138) is a fine example of crusader architecture. In the gardens can be seen the ruins of a Roman era pagan shrine. Accessed from the rear of the Church compound is the Bethesda Pool, which fits the description of a pool in the Gospel of John, and is widely considered an...

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St. Annes Church (1138) is a fine example of crusader architecture. In the gardens can be seen the ruins of a Roman era pagan shrine. Accessed from the rear of the Church compound is the Bethesda Pool, which fits the description of a pool in the Gospel of John, and is widely considered an ancient place of healing. The church was unremarkable except for the claimed birthplace of Mary in a crypt below. Someone began singing - an experienced soprano - this exhibited the excellent acoustics of the Church. Her singing was still resounding as I walked out and down the Via Dolorosa.

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Extraordinary Simplicity
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on November 19, 2019

What an architectural gem, one which has survived the crusader kingdoms, Ottoman conquest and much more besides. We had limited time, regrettably, but still managed to sit in the nave for a short while to begin feeling the atmosphere. A group of pilgrims from, I think, India assembled as a choir and began to...

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What an architectural gem, one which has survived the crusader kingdoms, Ottoman conquest and much more besides. We had limited time, regrettably, but still managed to sit in the nave for a short while to begin feeling the atmosphere. A group of pilgrims from, I think, India assembled as a choir and began to sing. The acoustics were wonderful and the haunting beauty unforgettable. Please do not miss this.

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