Dormition Abbey

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  • 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
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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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  • Dormition Abbey Address: Mount Zion, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Dormition Abbey Contact Number: +972-25655330
  • Dormition Abbey Timing: 10:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Best time to visit Dormition Abbey(preferred time): 11:00 am - 04:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Dormition Abbey: 00:45 Mins
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  • 4.61% of people who visit Jerusalem include Dormition Abbey in their plan

  • 31.25% of people start their Dormition Abbey visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Dormition Abbey

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dormition Abbey

People normally club together Church Of The Holy Sepulchre and Jerusalem Biblical Zoo while planning their visit to Dormition Abbey.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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