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Address: David Street | Armenian Patriarchate Road, Jerusalem, Israel
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My mother's family history

Visiting the Armenian Quarter gave me insight into the Christian history of my ancestors. St James Cathedral is splendid with heavy dense carpets flapping at the doors. The whole... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
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Chardon, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Armenian Quarter is small but has a great Armenian Restaurant and a few shops with hand made and hand painted ceramics. The Armenian people have had a difficult history that has made them a strong and tough people.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Quarter of the walled city is absolutely spotlessly and proudly maintained. Great places to eat, interesting shopping also.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The Armenian Quarter was probably the quarter where the least was going on, at least when we were there. That's not to say you should not visit, but there are not as many big sights as the other quarters.

Thank ut_jd
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Visiting the Armenian Quarter gave me insight into the Christian history of my ancestors. St James Cathedral is splendid with heavy dense carpets flapping at the doors. The whole place is deeply reverential and appropriately dark. Maps of the execution of the Armenian Genocide are everywhere in the streets.

Thank Larry D
Ashkelon, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Walk in the alleys, enjoy the old houses, the people rushing each one to his work or place of pray. Jews, Armenians, Christians and Muslims, all together and yet separated. Smell the food from the houses, but a souvenir and go for some food in one of the Armenian restaurants there. Don't forget the Armenian pottery in the local workshops.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

The 'underground' Cardo is good to see; the reconstruction of the ancient Roman street, with a large mural on the wall to show what it likely looked like 2000 years ago. A few good pizza and coffee places (relatively quiet locations). Mostly a bit average compared with the rest of ancient Jerusalem city.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

ThevAtmenian orthodox quarter is as is the rest of this fantastic city....haunting, unique, total mesmerising interest and another part of Jerusalem which you will never forget. The area is similar to the other quarters in architecture, the stonework is the similar pale sandstone and the narrow passages are unforgettable like the souk ways with large cobbles and atchesys that sometimes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were on a conducted tour and enjoyed seeing this part of Jerusalem and its people. We suggest that you make it part of your visit too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Peaceful Armenian quarter is the smallest part of the Old City. Armenian Cathedral is the biggest attraction here as well as David's tower and museum. Armenian community lives here in peaceful status, avoiding any conflicts with surrounding religions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Unfortunately the Armenian Tavern was closed for the several days we were there (Seasonal according to a sign in the window), but the Quarter was nice and peaceful. Visit the St James Cathedral as it was quite nice, and while we were there the choir of Armenian monks were signing some very beautiful and haunting hymns and chants. This is... More 

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