Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu, Jerusalem

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Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu owes its significance to its location on the spot where the Romans imprisoned Jesus before his crucifixion. The church, its present structure built in 1931, commemorates the repentance of St. Peter after he denounced Jesus three times. A golden rooster sits on the sanctuary roof, and numerous artworks and inscriptions depict scenes from the New Testament. Overlooking the walled city of Jerusalem from the slopes of Mount Zion, the church site provides panoramic views, while an old staircase that Jesus might have used leads down to the Kidron valley on the north side. Plan your visit to Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Jerusalem holiday planner.
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  • The church of St Peter in Gallicantu is dedicated to the moment when Peter denied Jesus after the arrest. There is a wonderful statue of Peter's denial, showing Peter, the servant girls who accused hi...  more »
  • This is the traditional site of Caiphas' house and the jail cell where Jesus could have been held. The acoustics in the cell were great. There are some ancient steps and house ruins outside the church...  more »
  • Although the construction of the Church and attachments took the originality of the place, the beautiful work of archaeology can report too. It's exciting to see the former prison where Jesus stayed and view the ruins around.
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