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Address: Via Dolorosa at St Stephen's (Lion) Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
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Built in honor of Anne (Hannah), the mother of Mary, this 12th-century...

Built in honor of Anne (Hannah), the mother of Mary, this 12th-century church is one of the finest examples of Crusader architecture in Israel.

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Our group enjoyed the church's acoustics by singing. It was beautiful! The Father stopped to listen and later invited us to see their private group area. What a lovely... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Our group enjoyed the church's acoustics by singing. It was beautiful! The Father stopped to listen and later invited us to see their private group area. What a lovely experience. He must hear hundreds of groups every month singing, but came inside to hear us.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

well worth the time spent here: behind the gates what awaits you: pools (empty at present) from millenniums ago, perfectly preserved crusader church with acoustics made for singing praise, garden with shade and birds and gentle welcoming White Brothers and the staff at the entrance. bathrooms are simple and clean. history of miracles and understanding of the jerusalem from the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

The Church of St Anne is a "must see." A lovely building set in fine gardens with a remarkable history. Just inside Lions Gate at the beginning of the Via Dolorosa you get an insight into Christian history of Jerusalem, here, whilst sitting in a fine Church. My visit was complimented by some fine acapella singing by a visiting American... More 

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Nazareth, Israel
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

An unusual acoustic structure. Me with friends visited this place 2 times a year just to sing together and to listen sound of others singing beautiful songs it is all for free. The site called Bethesda pool

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

We popped in here on a whim while walking past and loved it. The church is famous for its acoustic and there was an American group singing How Great Thou Art as we walked in - and then as we walked outside the Muslim call to prayer was beginning, so it felt like a perfect reflection of the city! There... More 

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Reviewed 14 June 2016

This church is one of the few Crusader built churches in the Holy Land. It is a special place for Christain Catholic worship. It was a Islamic school for boys under the Ottomans.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

It's the best preserved Crusader building in the country, currently maintained by the White Fathers, a French Catholic group. I was lucky to be there during a choir which added to the experience. Combine your visit with the Pools of Bethesda, mentioned as the place Jesus visited.

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Thank Lorne N
Sligo, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

It was nice old church with great architecture! Cool place also to get out of the very hot sun and the crowds.

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Adelaide Australia
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

The Church is next to the Pools of Bethesda excavations and is a peaceful, cool refuge. When we were there, a musical quartet were rehearsing which was spine chilling in its beauty.

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Harriman, New York
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

The stations of the Cross start around here and this is the Church where St Anne raised Blessed Mother

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