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Church of Saint Anne, Jerusalem
(4.7/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This church has such a wonderful charm. Fairly small in size but with such beautiful detail and stunning images adorning the walls. 
  • Simple and beautiful small church in a given field has France by a Sultan, thanks its participation was the Crimean War! That said nice garden well maintained, entry free, non accessible ruins, crypt, and the acoustic is actually excellent, a choir was in rehearsal during our passage
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  • A really exciting Church, revived the infnzia of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The special feature, you'll find people singing songs showing the perfect acoustics of the Basilica
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