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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  • It has a very great acoustic sound inside the church and one of the priest was singing a hymns. I was just amazing to hear on that day. The place is one of a kind to see and visit the actual church, i...  more »
  • This Church is one of the most beautiful scenes to look at and behold, with a rich history of Christanity!  more »
  • I went to see the Church of Saint Anne and the pools this week and was a bit disappointed. I visited the church regularly 40 years ago, and to my astonishment I did not see any improvement/upgrade in ...  more »
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