The church of Santa Anne, located near very deep excavations which have highlighted the pool of Bethesda mentioned in the gospels with the paralytic which never arrived in time when the waters were agitated ... Its history is rich: Byzantine first, then Romanesque, initially built on the site of the house of Anne & Joachim parent of the Virgin Mary,... 更多
One of the most ancient churches in Jerusalem dating back to 12th century and set in the Muslim Quarter, not far from the Lion's Gate. An unexpected added bonus is an archaeological excavation on-site dating back to 3 century B.C with ancient cisterns. There are also remains of a Roman temple and of a Byzantine church. It is very well... 更多
The work of the Italian architect shows his understanding of perfect acoustic in a place of worship . It's great to be in this place . A must see place .
The church itself is quite beautiful ... built, if I remember correctly, by the Crusaders. The gardens surrounding the church are truly an oasis and a quiet spot to reflect ... away from the hubbub of the Old City streets! Be sure to notice the beautiful wooden door inside the church itself!
This church was quite pretty and fairly quiet. That coupled with the Pool of Bethseda behind it was fantastic. Highly recommend for history buffs as it feels less over the top then other sites in the old city.
St. Anne's is the best-preserved Crusader church in the Middle East and is built atop the ruins of the Biblical Bethesda Pools, where Jesus healed a lame beggar. Go in to sing (sacred songs only, please) or just listen—groups from around the world enjoy its spectacular acoustics and simple, unadorned worshipful atmosphere.
The pool has gone dry but Jesus, the Healer is still present. The church of st Anne, there is so unique in the sense that you can sing and pray the way you want and afterward walk the stations of the Cross. I recommend you visit this place.