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Located on Mount Zion, this massive church resembles a mighty fortress with a high, domed belltower and conical dome.
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Walking into this complex is amazing with the imposing fortress-like church. Inside is also beautiful with wonderful mosaics. Roman Catholics believe it marks the place of the tomb of the Virgin Mary, while the Orthodox have another church near the foot of the Mount of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Donna M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the more beautiful places of my Jerusalem journey through Christianity's history. Make sure to go downstairs to see the mosaic.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Globaljoan
Reviewed 20 August 2019

One of the many churches in jerusalem,isolited on Mount Zion, with beautiful mosaics. Worth going there for a concert on Saturday.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank francoise5
Reviewed 10 August 2019

A quiet nice place with a nice shop, cafeteria and toilet for 3 shekels. It is german, and a christian place. Next to the tomb of david, so it you are in the area, you can have a quick look.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Hesby M
Reviewed 24 June 2019

My true confession is that I didn't go inside- I walked past it and admired the architecture. I looked inside the gardens, where pilgrims were entering. I am interested in the history and the architecture- just about anything of a tourist agenda has my interest....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Neriya0
Reviewed 30 May 2019

Such a beautiful church. check out the tile work over the "tomb" of Mary. I had to research who some of the women were.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank captmom
Reviewed 20 May 2019

This is a German Benedictine Church just off Zion gate. The mosaic on the ground floor is beautiful, but what is truly inspiring is downstairs, where a sculpture of the Virgin Mary, "sleeping" is. The Catholic tradition says that the Virgin did not die, but...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Margarita S
Reviewed 6 May 2019

This is such a beautiful church. We were lucky to enter when a there was a service which added to the atmosphere. Down in the crypt is just beautiful. The decoration in the alcoves and ceiling are fantastic. Such a peaceful place even though filled...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sue P
Reviewed 6 May 2019

A beautiful church in the Old City we visited this May. We brought with us our written petitions and pictures for people we wanted to pray. The nuns here will pray for those petitions. I love the mosaic in the cave of the Mary and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank moscow2020
Reviewed 2 May 2019

At the highest point of Mount Zion is the Dormition Abbey the monastery and the Church of Dormition where the Virgin Mary the mother of Jesus died. The bell tower of the Abbey soars high nearby. The tomb of the Virgin Mary was under renovation...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Aliamma G
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