Christian Quarter, Jerusalem

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Located in the northwestern corner of the Old City of Jerusalem, Christian Quarter features some 40 holy places, including the purported tomb of Jesus, over which an important church stands. This major Christian pilgrimage site includes the end of the Via Dolorosa and the reputed site of Christ's execution. You can see mosaics depicting the life of Saint John the Baptist, considered the oldest standing Christian monument in the Old City, and a museum of the Orthodox Patriarchate. Numerous restaurants, coffee shops, and souvenir stands serve countless tourists and pilgrims that visit the quarter year-round. Use our Jerusalem trip planner to arrange your visit to Christian Quarter and other attractions in Jerusalem.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Loved shopping in the Christian Quarter, so many things to buy! Be sure to barter with merchants as they will ask high prices of tourists. You can almost always barter down to almost nothing.  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    You cannot visit Jerusalem and not visit the Christian quarter - there are so many sites that are historically and spiritually influential that are worth seeing - a must do.  more »
  • September 14, 2017
    There was definitely plenty of shops in the quarter and the shop keepers were not as aggressive and pushy as the other quarters. Beautiful architecture all around as well.  more »

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