Dormition Abbey

Attractions, Religious buildings and sites East Jerusalem
Dormition Abbey
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See where the Virgin Mary lived and died.

A landmark of Jerusalem, Dormition Abbey is a marvellous church where the Virgin Mary is said to have died. The current church and Monastery, owned by the German Benedictine Order, was constructed in 1906. It is notable for its glorious courtyard mosaic zodiac floor, a unique feature for a Christian Church, and the statue of the Virgin Mary in death, located in the crypt. The abbey’s tall tower contains a balcony and dome with a clock. The abbey also has a bookstore with maps and religious literature, as well as a cafeteria serving light refreshments. 


Venue name: Dormition Abbey
Address: Mount Zion

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 08:30-11:45, 12:40-17:30, Sat 08:30-11:45, 12:40-14:45, 15:30-17:30, Sun 10:30-11:45, 12:30-17:30
Price: Free
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