Ein Kerem, Jerusalem

4.6
Every year, three million people visit Ein Kerem, the site of John the Baptist's birth. Because of its ties to Christian history, this area remains a popular attraction for many Christian pilgrims visiting Israel. The neighborhood boasts several notable churches and monasteries, as well as Mary's Spring, an ancient aqueduct where the Virgin Mary once stopped for a drink of water. Many believers consider the spot sacred, and make a special trip to fill their bottles with the holy water. Plan your visit to Ein Kerem and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Jerusalem trip itinerary planner.
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  • We went to the Ein Kerem area on a recommendation and were pretty disappointed. Maybe it was overhyped to us, but found it to be not worth the trip. Mala Bistro was ok. Everything else strictly forget...  more »
  • Our tour guide said that this is the place where people go to restaurants if they want to impress someone. We visite the Church of Visitation, where they say Mary visited Elizabeth when they were both...  more »
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