Open Hours: 8a-11:45a, 2:30p-5p Su-F, Mass 6:30a (Italian)
This modern Franciscan church (dating from 1955), designed by the Italian architect Antonio Barluzzi, was built to ... More
Church of the Visitation
This modern Franciscan church (dating from 1955), designed by the Italian architect Antonio Barluzzi, was built to commemorate the meeting of Mary with her cousin Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56). To get to the church, walk up the hill from the Virgin's Fountain in the lower village. From the top you will have a fine view of Ein Kerem . It holds Italianate frescoes and beautiful mosaic floors. The gift shop offers rosaries, postcards, and recordings of liturgical music by local monastery choirs.
This is one of the most important Christian shrines in the Holy Land, and is held by the Greek Orthodox,
Roman Catholic, Armenian Orthodox, Coptic, Ethiopian and Jacobite Churches. The Emperor Constantine's magnificent (and much larger) fourth century basilica ...
Surrounded by hills dotted with olive and cypress trees, this is a refreshingly quiet village about a 20 minute ride
southwest of the Old City. Its quaint stone houses are mostly inhabited by Israeli artists and sculptors, and there ...
The golden domed structure encasing the Sacred Rock has special significance, in that it is the place where Abraham was
about to sacrifice his son and from where the Muslim prophet Mohammed ascended to heaven. It is a unique ...