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Church of Saint Anne: Tours & Tickets

Opens in 22 min: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Built in honour of St. Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary, this 12th-century Basilica in Jerusalem is one of the finest examples of Crusader architecture in the Holy Land and throughout the Middle East.
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Reviewed August 28, 2019

Went with a guide who explained what the ruins were - the pools in ancient times - and what it meant. We started our pilgrimage here and it was absolutely magical! Don´t miss this attraction if you have time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SaoPauloVirginiac
Reviewed August 26, 2019

What a breathtaking site! The unexpected vista of the ruins of the baths is etched into memory forever. Walk on the century old stone pathways, see the many levels of building stones and realise how ancient this city is. A visit to the Church of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

The entry fee of NIS10 includes entry to the nice church and to the intriguing pools of Bethesda ruins. Good value for the money. Tranquil place most of the time.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Randburg
Reviewed August 17, 2019

Austere Crusader period church, very well preserved. Nothing fancy, nonetheless there is a sense of tranquility noticeable absent from some of the other well known churches in Jerusalem. Of course lots of groups come here to try out the wonderful acoustics of the church, and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ECWorld
Reviewed July 17, 2019

Walking through the streets of Jerusalem and before the St. Stephen's Gate, I found myself in front of the Church of Agia Anna, the house where the Virgin Mary was born! Apart from the Temple, there are places that are from that time! Saint Anna,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019

You pay a nominal fee to enter and can wander into the ruins of hot baths, with tall colonnades, when Jesus healed a paralytic (John 5); there are also remains of Greek buildings and dedications to asclepius. It is a peaceful and quiet place, spiritual,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2019

This church is built at Bethesda where Jesus healed the paralyzed man. It was amazing seeing the pool, the five roofed Colonnades. (John 5),. and all the layers of civilization since that time. What made it super special for us, however, was the priest in...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Janice K
Reviewed June 19, 2019

It has a very great acoustic sound inside the church and one of the priest was singing a hymns. I was just amazing to hear on that day. The place is one of a kind to see and visit the actual church, it's where the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank OlycesG
Reviewed June 15, 2019

This Church is one of the most beautiful scenes to look at and behold, with a rich history of Christanity!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Courtney E
Reviewed June 14, 2019 via mobile

I went to see the Church of Saint Anne and the pools this week and was a bit disappointed. I visited the church regularly 40 years ago, and to my astonishment I did not see any improvement/upgrade in these years. Only noticeable difference was that...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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July 31, 2019|
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Response from MarkH-WS | Reviewed this property |
We did not pay anything, but made a donation. The ask was very small (I have forgotten, but think it was a buck or two), so we each gave a little more to help the Church. I seriously doubt even someone on a tight budget... More
January 14, 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