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 to see Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu and other attractions that appeal to you using our Jerusalem trip itinerary builder website .
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  • The church have a very beautiful outside architecture. Although the inside part is not that impressive, it worth to visit and go to the place were is believed that Jesus and two of his apostles were j...  more »
  • Is a beautiful complex built by the Catholic Church, on the ruins of a prison, where the traditions say Jesus went your last night. As the buildings are on the ruins, it is possible to enjoy the beautiful of new and historical curiosity of the ruins.
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  • Tour the old city to get to this Church moved and mobilized. Don't forget to visit and pray at the place
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  • Saint Peter's roosters still can be heard since it is a rather poor village like district. Great green place for a beer to rest from the crowds, though.
  • Going to the underground cell in which Jesus spent His last night before He was sent to be crucified at Calvary was memorable.
  • The best part is under and next to the church, where you can see the site accepted to be high priest Caiphas' house and attached jail.
  • Clean, beautiful worth the visit.........be ready to climb a bit of stairs ....
  • Fabulous views as you can see off the other side for Jerusalem down the hill from this church as one standing outside it. Feeling the old days of biblical times coming back around you ...
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