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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  • Beautiful place and difficult to access, in the middle of the city near the wailing wall. Conserved structure, little visited but very interesting.
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  • walked through this historical area; quiet and cobblestone streets; some slippery areas when the road is wet  more »
  • You walk through this section where Armenians lived last I think when traveling through Old Jerusalem. Interesting Orthodox churches in this section  more »

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