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Dormition Abbey, Jerusalem

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Just outside the Old City on Mt. Zion, Dormition Abbey marks the site where the Blessed Virgin is thought to have ascended to heaven. The modern edifice stands in the place of two earlier churches: an early Christian basilica dedicated to St. Stephan and a 12th-century church built by a monastic order. Enter to view its interior adorned with radiant mosaics illustrating the life of Virgin Mary. The set of spiral stairs leads to the crypt, which houses a statue of sleeping Mary under a colorful rotunda. See the mosaics depicting Jesus surrounded by six famous women from the Old Testament, including Judith holding the severed head of Holofernes. With our international travel planner, Jerusalem attractions like Dormition Abbey can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Very close to the Cenacle, is the Basilica of the Dormition of the Virgin. According to consists is rose in the 20th century, about a solar of a temple Byzantine. The Virgin died in Zion and was buried in the stream Kidron. San Sofronio refers to the stone where the Virgin Mary lay for buuu. The Basilica is of plant circular with dome conical and is divided in two levels: the crypt where is venerated directly the Dormition of Mary, with an image reclining of size natural. The nave which highlights its decoration in mosaic; the of the apse with Mary and the child. It deserves a visit.
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  • It is the church built in the place where it is supposed that Mary died and ascent to heaven. The place is impressive and worth a visit
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  • Church full of beautiful frescoes although atmosphere partly ruined by a really ugly furniture. Descending into the crypt you can admire the stone statue of Mary sleeping very loved and venerated. Visited: 11 November 2016
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  • The next of the Last Supper room, Serbian St. Sava bought room and upgraded Monastery of St. John the Theologian on Mount Zion, the home town of John the Divine, where the Virgin greeted his last days. You will, together with the house, as well as to donate an appendage Lavra of St. Sabbas the Sanctified. The Crusades and the church and houses were destroyed. Most likely it was set on fire in the last Templar crusade. They have rebuilt the Franciscans in the 14th century.
  • Very simple and antiquated.
  • Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem is the site where the Virgin Mary is said to have died.
  • Lovely architecture in terms of interior and exterior.
  • Dormition Abbey is a unique and eclectic in style church building from the turn of the 20th century arguing to be at the place where "Mary fell asleep" and where the "Pentacost" event took place.