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Armenian Quarter, Jerusalem
(4.3/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Stroll through cobblestone alleys of Armenian Quarter, passing some of the oldest chapels in the city. Thought by some to be the site of the Biblical Mount Zion, the peaceful, intriguing neighborhood features a gate and a street of the same name. See the chapel where, according to legend, St. Peter took refuge after the prison break, and the cathedral where St. James the Great lost his head upon orders of the historical King Herod. Visit the cemetery near the convent and the museum to learn more about the Armenian genocide. Using our world travel planner, Jerusalem attractions like Armenian Quarter can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Time seems to stand still in Jerusalem's traditionally characterized by the activity of Armenian Christians. Don't miss the Church of San Giacomo, the seminar, some beautiful pottery shop and some restaurant where you can taste the fine cuisine of Armenia. But it's great especially walking aimlessly and savour the unique atmosphere of the place.
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  • nice for a walk it does not look like there are many armenian left though still is worthwhile walking around 
  • Lesser quarter but very neat, with characteristic alleyways and at least three Armenian ceramics workshops.
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