Armenian Quarter, Jerusalem

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Armenian Quarter and other Jerusalem attractions using our handy Jerusalem tour itinerary planner .
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  • October 3, 2017
    The community more small within the old city of Jerusalem, another place to visit is worthwhile.
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  • September 30, 2017
    The Armenian quarter contains a series of winding streets and alleyways with cobblestones and steps teaming with people, shops, coffee stands and hookah bars. The shops carried everything from religio...  more »
  • September 14, 2017
    We enjoyed walking around that quarter as it was more quaint and peaceful then the others. Very nice stroll through time.  more »

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