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Address: Mount Zion, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number:
+972 2-565-5330

Located on Mount Zion, this massive church resembles a mighty fortress with...

Located on Mount Zion, this massive church resembles a mighty fortress with a high, domed belltower and conical dome.

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I want to give it a +10!! My favorite in Jerusalem!

I have been in Jerusalem visiting the Old City for about two weeks now and to me this is the most peacefull and love inviting place! The crypt is also a must visit. Too bad I... read more

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Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been in Jerusalem visiting the Old City for about two weeks now and to me this is the most peacefull and love inviting place! The crypt is also a must visit. Too bad I already erased my pictures... Upekkhapr Sylvia Fernandez my facebook has them in case you are interested. You should defenitely visit this Abbey and the... More 

Thank Dr.Sylvia
Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Here we saw The Upper Room but also King David's tomb. Very moving despite being pretty busy. Entry was all free and it was well signed once you left through the Zion Gate. Also some amazing views.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We made two visits to the Dormition Abbey on Mt Zion since we felt such a wonderful spirit within the Church and Benedictine Monastery! The Abbey is close by the Room of the Last Supper and the Tomb of David. Make sure you visit the attached Coffee Shop which is a real haven in the maze complex of the Old... More 

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Beautiful and usually peaceful church which was the object of some unfortunate terrorist attacks in recent years. It is a 20th century building. Kaiser Wilhelm II bought this piece of land on Mount Zion for a Catholic church from the Ottoman Empire. The interior of the Abbey is has open, "airy" design. You can feel the space. One of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

A 20th Century church with an impressive bell tower. This church is claimed to be the place where the Virgin Mary died and it is in Mount Zion, which is also one of the Old City's gates (Zion Gate). Very close to this church is King David's tomb and a beautiful statue of King David playing the harp.

Thank LondonTraveller848
Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Beautiful Church inside and outside, built with much love and money. Lovely mosaics. A gift shop is very expensive, you'll find cheaper souvenirs in the streets. I liked an Ivory Coast altar downstairs, made of carved ivory and ebony wood. I was there 5 times already, and will visit again.

Thank jean448
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Another very old place ,with a lot of history. Impressive building. Very relaxing. Just sit down for minutes and fill the atmosphere.

Thank Nick M
Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is a very important place for people who are especially interested in the fortune of the Holly Mary. The first story was, many hundreds years ago, that she was sleeping forever in a tomb in the Dormition Abbey in Old Jerusalem. Must see.

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The Dormition of Mary was great visit, the upper church is very beautiful building inside is a sculpture of her sleeping in the crypt, It’s nice, silence, quiet place to pray.

Thank NarisaB
Shoreline, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is the mother monastery and home of the Abbot of the Benedictine community living in Jerusalem and in Tabgha beside the Sea of Galilee. When guidebooks tell you it is just outside the walls of the Old City, they are not kidding! We almost missed it by looking too far away from the wall near the Zion Gate, but... More 

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