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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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  • Stunning views and beautiful places of pilgrimage for Catholics, fountain of Mary, Church of St John the Baptist
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  • Ein Karem is very lovely, peaceful and hilly and boasts several important Biblical sites, starting as the birthplace of John the Baptist, Jesus' cousin. An ancient church was once built over the site ...  more »
  • If walking uphill is not a problem, visit the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Otherwise, there are lovely sidewalk cafes, art, and restaurants to keep you busy!! Visit the little ice cream and so...  more »