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.
Pool of Bethesda - it was a place for miracle. The pool is located at the most bottom part. By years and years, rebuild by layers and layers.
We visited this church on our tour and a choir member of ours sang a beautiful song in it. The acoustics were amazing and the environment of the beautiful church inspiring.
This church with the amazing acoustics is the traditional home of Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary. It is also home of the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus healed. The setting is so very peaceful in a very noisy quarter of the city.