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Church of the Visitation, Ein Karem, Jerusalem

Ben Dor A.
Church of the Visitation, Ein Karem, Jerusalem
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  • 1-2 km
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  • 1 hour or less
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Church of the Visitation, built according to Christian tradition, over the house of Zechariah, where the Virgin Mary came to visit her cousin Elisheva, (Elizabeth)

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 the Visitation, was built according to Christian tradition, over the house of Zechariah, where Mary, Yeshua’s mother came to visit her cousin Elisheva, (Elizabeth) (Luke 1:39-80). The church is located on the other side of the village to the southwest from St. John’s Church. The ancient grotto there was built against a rock. It is worshiped as, the “rock cavity in which John was hidden from the Roman soldiers,” The site is also attributed to Zechariah and Elisheva’s summer house, where Mary visited them. The modern church was built in 1955, on top of the ruins of former Byzantine and Crusader churches. It was designed by Antonio Barluzzi, an Italian architect, who designed many other churches in the Holy Land during the 20th century.

Opening hours

09:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 17:00

How to get there

By bus, taxi or private tour.

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Church of the Visitation, Ein Karem, Jerusalem Church of the Visitation, Ein Karem, Jerusalem

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