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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  • The Armenian quarter is different from the 3 other Jerusalem old city area quite extremely. It's quiet. No hustle and bustle. No hustle and bustle. You may believe that some 20m away of the Orient is raging with all its hustle and bustle and its volume. We were there during a guided city tour and I can recommend visiting. Even alone as a contrast to the other areas.
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  • The Armenian quarter occupies the southwestern part of the old city of Jerusalem. We go through it quickly, because there is not a lot of streets. There are a few restaurants, handicraft and souvenir shops. Don't miss the St. James Church (another cf card Tripadvisor). Those who are interested in the Armenian culture can also frequent the rich library of the Armenian convent.
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  • Throughout the town of about 900. The quarter is very compact. Armenians specialize in handmade ceramics. There is a good Armenian restaurant.
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