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Church of St. John the Baptist, Ein Karem, Jerusalem

Ben Dor A.
Church of St. John the Baptist, Ein Karem, Jerusalem
  • (worth a trip)
  • 1-2 km
  • Moderate
  • Average
  • 1 hour or less
  • 3 3

Church of St. John the Baptist: A Catholic church built according to Christian tradition where John the Baptist was born.

Ein Karem, Jerusalem
ME cuisine
A Hat, good walking shoes, water, goodwill and the Bible are essentials for a fruitful visit.
Guided Tours from US$300/per day (9 hrs.) Food, Transportation, Tips and Entrance fees to the various sites not included.

Church of St. John the Baptist: A Catholic church built in the second half of the 19th C on the ruins of earlier Byzantine and Crusader churches destroyed by the Partians and Muslims. Inside the church are the remains of an ancient mosaic floor and a cave where, according to Christian tradition, John the Baptist was born. The church has been owned by the Franciscans since 1674.

Opening hours

08:30 - 12:00, 14:00 - 17:00

How to get there

By bus, taxi or private tour.

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