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Abbey of the Dormition

Photo by Amy Harris/The Travel Addict

The Abbey of the Dormition is right outside of the Old City of Jerusalem near the Zion gate. The church commemorates the memory of the Virgin Mary and is on the site of her death. This is also the area where Jesus spent time during his last days.

We visited the Abbey and some of the most dramatic scenes were in the basement where visitors lit candles and said prayers to the Virgin Mary around a tomb.

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