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Church of Saint Anne, Jerusalem
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The best-preserved church in Jerusalem, Church of Saint Anne represents a fine example of Romanesque stonemasonry. Built over a presumed dwelling place of Jesus' grandparents and the birthplace of the Virgin Mary, as well as the site of an ancient Byzantine church, this Roman Catholic crusader church dates from 1131-1138. Take in the minimalist design and splendid broken arches, and--if your timing is right--listen to the chanting amplified by the superb acoustics. Turned into a Muslim seminary in 1192 by Saladin, the Ottomans donated the church to the French in 1856. It lies at the beginning of the Via Dolorosa, and offers a unique insight into Christian history and heritage. Arrange to visit Church of Saint Anne and other attractions in Jerusalem using our Jerusalem tourist route planner.
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  • According to the tradition's Church marks the site of the birth of Mary, mother of Jesus, that can be venerated in the crypt. In addition to this fact we can appreciate the fantastic acoustics of the Church. Is one of the most preserved monuments from the time of the Crusaders.
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  • The work of the Italian architect shows his understanding of perfect acoustic in a place of worship . It's great to be in this place . A must see place . 
  • A hidden place well worth seeing , the only crusader church still intact and not rebuilt see it for that reason but also for the acoustics