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 magical place to visit. Gorgeous nature, quiet and cosy place, where it will be interesting to wander. In the village of four monasteries. One-three Orthodox and Catholic. A bunch of restaurants working on Shabbat. Visited the Brasserie where dined on the balcony with good views of the hillsides.
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  • Our incredible guide Itay took us here for a few hours and it was well worth the trip! I had told Itay no big hiking of us as I am no hiker and neither is my family and it is a little bit of a walk to...  more »
  • If you have enough time in Jerusalem you might spend a few hours in Ein Kerem. See Chagall Windows on hospital grounds. Visit gardens at Notre Dame mission, from several charming restaurants in the li...  more »
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