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Dormition Abbey

Mount Zion, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-565-5330
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Located on Mount Zion, this massive church resembles a mighty fortress with a high, domed belltower and conical dome.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“virgin mary” (11 reviews)
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Mount Zion, Jerusalem, Israel
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"king david's tomb"
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Reviewed today

This is an about 100 years old basilica near the Zion gate of the old city of Jerusalem. We went there 2 times to hear organ music concerts. The aqustic is very good but the chairs are set in a way that the player is...More

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Reviewed today

Two important sites are located here: the Upper Room of Christ's Last Supper and the tomb of King David (the exact site is not known, but it is in the general area of the church). Very interesting to see both places and it was not...More

Thank Robby M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss this beautiful church when you are at the Upper Room and King David's Tomb. The murals and the statues are beautiful. The acoustics are marvelous. Be sure to sing with your group!

Thank Paula F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Abbey entrance is up a side street, but as soon as you walk in you are hit with rich decorations - at your feet, in the niches around, at the altar, in the dome. The real riches lie downstairs, where the tomb is actually...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

climbing mount Zion to where Abraham took his son thrilling to stand on historical site worth a visit

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

A beautiful and special church with a loving and peaceful feminine energy of Mother Mary in the lower part of the church.

Thank Paola B
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Often overlooked, this is a beautiful sanctuary with many small alters honoring saints in a variety of ways. Down below is the reposed Mary and more alters. Stunningly beautiful.

Thank Karen V
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

To go there is very easy. Just be aware that it may be crowded with groups and unfortunately not all of them respect this very important religious place. We were lucky to see some coptics singing their religious songs in veneration to our lady.

Thank Levi_Jonatas
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Dormition Abbey is just right next to Cenacle and David's Tomb. Its interior and exterior designs are marvellous. It is recommended to schedule it into your travel itinerary while visiting Armenian Quarter as it is near to the Quarter.

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This is one things still left a mystery and many of faiths have their own ideas. This is where Latin Rite Catholics and other believe that Mary may have been assumed into heaven. Just the views from here make it worth the trip. Also, one...More

Thank pat8635
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