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Dormition Abbey, Jerusalem

Categories: Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web
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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  • This Benedictine Abbey is beautiful, gathering place, a mystical atmosphere like no other. Does not crowds of people, making it easy to appreciate the environment what's in the Abbey
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  • This is a very important place for people who are especially interested in the fortune of the Holly Mary. The first story was, many hundreds years ago, that she was sleeping forever in a tomb in the D...  read more »
  • The Dormition of Mary was great visit, the upper church is very beautiful building inside is a sculpture of her sleeping in the crypt, It’s nice, silence, quiet place to pray. 
  • 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.
  • Got bred here by an Arab stud. Came twice.
  • Nothing to see in the room really, and there are conflicting reports about which room the Last Supper actaully took place in, but still just being in the area is quite an experience.
  • Perfect
  • The last supper in the attic and have met the resurrected Jesus, the disciples ' hangout
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