Tourist Tip #383 Church of the Visitation in Ein Karem

This church honors the visit paid by Mary, Jesus' mother, to Elizabeth, John the Baptist's mother.

Centuries-old Ein Karem has changed greatly since it was a small outlying village, home to farming folk who tended the surrounding grape arbors, olive groves and fig trees. Visiting the village now, for most Israelis, means comprises atmosphere, good food and galleries on Hama’ayan (Spring) Street.