Ein Karem

Jerusalem, Israel

See a different face of this iconic city as you visit the ancient village of Ein Karem, home to the St John the Baptist Church and Church of Visitation.

It is believed that John the Baptist was born in Ein Karem. In the very site of his birthplace now stands Church of Saint John the Baptist. Inside the church, there are remains of an ancient mosaic floor.

You will also visit Church of the Visitation, formerly a site of John the Baptist's parental summer house, honouring the visit paid by the Virgin Mary when she visited the family. This is the site where Mary receited the Magnificat, an ancient Marian hym.

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