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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  • A lovely hill country village (now considered part of Jerusalem) with a distinctly different ambience. Two churches must be visited - the first commemorates the birth of John the Baptist, the second t...  more »
  • In this region we find the Church of the visitation and that of John the Baptist. Impredible in every aspect. Visit the area if or if. mobilizing
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  • Ein Kerem is a picturesque village with many artists today. It is strongly associated with John the Baptist, the village of his birth but also with the cousin of his mother Maria. When Maria and Elisa...  more »
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