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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  • Incredible to be here. The church has a rooster on top to commemorate Peters denial of Jesus 3 times before the cock crowed.  more »
  • Take a look on the landscape and the exterior of this church. When in spring, it is a nice stroll. It is an advanture as well in the inside of the church.  more »
  • It's a challenging walk, even if you’re delivered to the gate by a vehicle. If you are delivered to the gate, you will be deprived of one of the best photos in all of Jerusalem! I strongly recommend y...  more »
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  • Pretty church with a great view of the temple mount. The traditional site of the palace of the high priest Caiaphas where Jesus was held in chains. Gallicantu means cock's crow in reminder of Peter's threefold denial of knowing Christ before the cock crowed twice.
  • Major Christian holy place: probable Caiaphas palace where Jesus was "judged" and renegated and where he spent his last night in a deep pit. Held by Assomptionists.
  • Gallicantu church has historical connection with Jesus. You could see a pit where He was jailed for a night. Nice place to visit.
  • Nice place to visit:-)and nice view fron Jerusalem
  • Place where Jesus was put before Sanhendan