Ein Kerem, Jerusalem

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Every year, three million people visit Ein Kerem, the site of John the Baptist's birth. Because of its ties to Christian history, this area remains a popular attraction for many Christian pilgrims visiting Israel. The neighborhood boasts several notable churches and monasteries, as well as Mary's Spring, an ancient aqueduct where the Virgin Mary once stopped for a drink of water. Many believers consider the spot sacred, and make a special trip to fill their bottles with the holy water. Plan your visit to Ein Kerem and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Jerusalem trip itinerary planner.
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  • October 3, 2017
    at the beginning of the visit we have a spring that possibly corresponds to a mosque, after walking r a short time, we have the place where Mary visit to her cousin Elizabeth and gives him the news of your pregnancy. Very emotional, and beautiful place.
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  • September 17, 2017
    A lovely spot in Jerusalem, beautiful country, green parks, and churches... BUT - not enough parking spots... The Jerusalem municipality makes A LOT of money by not solving this problem and letting pe...  more »
  • September 9, 2017
    On the facade of the Church, a beautiful mosaic shows Mary mounted on a donkey and escorted by angels on their way from Nazareth to the mountainous area of Judea, there are many places to visit in this place.
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