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. Make Church of Saint Anne part of your personalized Jerusalem itinerary using our Jerusalem trip itinerary maker site .
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  • A small church but as it is the start of the Via Dolorosa, you can have a moment of prayer there and see ruins of old Jerusalem.  more »
  • Beautiful site to visit along the via Dolorosa route that Jesus took to his death on the cross for the redemptive saving Grace of Our Sins.  more »
  • Very nice, well maintained Temple. It will be interesting how fans of history, architecture, and believers.
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