Dormition Abbey125 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Mount Zion, Jerusalem, Israel
- Timings: 10:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +972-25655330
- Time Required: 00:45 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Statue, Family And Kids
The Dormition Abbey is where Mother Mary is believed to have breathed her last and is one of the important Pilgrim places in Jerusalem.
The abbey is located on the highest point of the Mount Zion and was built with a design akin to a fortress.
The Abbey was built on the grounds of the former Church of Hagia Sion (Holy Zion) dating back to the Byzantine era which as destroyed in 614 AD.
Today, the Abbey is an experience of Jerusalem’s history and accommodates a life-size statue of Mary laid down after her death.
The dome above the statue is embellished with a mosaic of 6 women.
Dormition Abbey Hours
- For timings of worships and ceremonies, visit the official website.
How to Reach Dormition Abbey
- By Bus: at Zion Gate / Chabad
- By Light Rail: at City Hall
- By Taxi.
- Rent a Bike.
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5.14% of people who visit Jerusalem include Dormition Abbey in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
31.25% of people start their Dormition Abbey visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Dormition Abbey
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dormition Abbey