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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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  • Awesome visit. Very nice not crowded at all. Great views and very tranquil. I enjoyed this more than parts of the old city.  more »
  • Remains of ancient agriculture, spring, historic Christian sites, artists' village and many restaurants and cafes  more »
  • This is one of the most picturesque areas of Jerusalem! Lesistoe place. Many temples and monasteries. There are cozy cafes and restaurants.
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