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Ein Kerem, Jerusalem

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • It's Jerusalem outside of the city. A lot of tourists come here all over the year and you can hear so many languages around! You have some very good restaurants in the area. The best time for...  more »
  • We visited the area of Ein Kerem on both of our trips to the Holy Land, most recently last summer. Ein Kerem is significant in that several holy and historic locations are in Ein Kerem such as the...  more »
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