About the project
Ein Kerem is a village in which several historical Christian sites are located, including Mary’s Spring or the Spring of the Virgin. According to Christian tradition, this is a spring from which Mary, mother of Jesus, drank. The spring and an abandoned mosque that stands on the site had been neglected over the years. In 1989, the Jerusalem Foundation restored the spring and renovated the site by creating of a plaza with small pools and channels to direct the spring water, stone benches, lemon trees and flower beds, and a viewing terrace.