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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ein Kerem by using our Jerusalem trip itinerary planner.
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  • Ein Kerem area lovely breakfast restaurants have they not hold instead, all same as everywhere, and prices are the same as the place itself, alleys and corners make it worthy.
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  • According the old tradition John the Baptist was born in the then small village called Ein Kerem about 20 km east of Jerusalem. Today a big church tells the story of his birth. The interior of the is ...  more »
  • I drive there a lot on my way to work in hadassah hospital. a beautiful neigbourhood at the jerusalem mountains surounded with forest. many restaurants and touristic activities  more »

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Although it lacks a big selection of mid-range options, Jerusalem provides plenty of choices in the top-end hotel category. The Old City contains the bulk of Jerusalem's small hotels, inexpensive hostels, and religious hospices, all of which appeal to budget-conscious travelers. West Jerusalem offers additional options in the form of guesthouses and bigger hotels, some of which boast five-star ratings. If you just need a bed, consider a youth hostel, where you can choose between private and common rooms with Wi-Fi included.
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