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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  • Jerusalem is an incredible city because manages to house the oldest religions on the planet. The Christian part comprises the Holy Sepulchre, the Cenacle, Mount of olives, the tomb and the Tomb of the Madonna. Goes for every Christian to know.
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  • The Christian part of the old town is the most busy, full of shops and any space is used. But as I stayed there, I could go out at night without the crowds and explores it with all calm. The Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre is the highlight, but I found other treasures there.
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  • the first time I entered the Jaffa Gate, I though I was lost because it was not what I expected. the route was filled with stores! not the solemnity I expected for such a place but seeing the Church o...  more »

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