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Dormition Abbey

Mount Zion, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-565-5330
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Located on Mount Zion, this massive church resembles a mighty fortress with a high, domed belltower and conical dome.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Mount Zion, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We just visited this place as we were walking past, more to get a break from the heat and were more than pleasantly surprised by the interior decoration. The downstairs crypt, with a sculpture of the sleeping Virgin Mary plus golden mosaics was an unexpected...More

Thank CAPerth
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This is a peaceful that contains a sculpture of the sleeping Mary. Tradition has it that this is the place Mary slept before her assumption.

Thank Commited_Traveller
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Enter the cool marble Abbey and sense the circular feeling. Sing a song of Praise and hear your voice circle the walls... Pray...bring flowers...enjoy the Presence.

Thank annebeth2017
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I have walked near , or past the Dormition Abbey more times than I care to remember , this year I thought I'd take a look-see , to see if the interior was as awesome as the exterior - IT WAS BETTER !!. For a...More

1  Thank Gedera_Guy
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Simple church surrounded by the tomb of king David, a sculpture of sleeping Mary, and the room where the last supper took place. The church is active, with mass held multiple times daily. You won't be able to visit the church during mass or ten...More

Thank JE and JA D
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This church is also called Hagia Maria Abbey. Here Virgin Mary is said to have passed away. It is a big church and its tower stands up and can be seen from the whole of the old Jerusalem. It has two floors: in the upper...More

Thank Lars M
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Dormition Abbey is located close to King David Tomb and is part of the pedestrian visit of Mount Zion. It really worth the visit, it's close and can be visited in 10 mins. Very peaceful place!.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We were at the Upper Room and King David's Tomb so why miss the Abbey - an interesting architectural and spritual tribute to Mary, Mother of Jesus.

Thank Willi1971
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This is a Dominican church that was inaugurated in 1910 . On mount Zion near Zion gate and King David's tomb . Maria , according to the belief fell asleep here for a year , therefore the name , dormitio, sleep in Latin . The...More

1  Thank Gidons51
Reviewed 27 May 2017

I went as part of a free municipal mystery tour given on Shabbats from Safra Square. Beautiful church designed by a German architect about 100 years ago and supposedly on the site of the Mary's death. Many beautiful mosaics and arched ceilings. Nearby (and at...More

Thank Car0lyn0ntheg0
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