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Address: Christian Quarter Road, Jerusalem, Israel
Description: The Christian Quarter of Jerusalem's walled Old City holds the most...
The Christian Quarter of Jerusalem's walled Old City holds the most important Christian church, the Holy Sepulchre, and a number of monasteries, archaeological sites, and shrines along the Via Dolorosa.
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Full of churches and chapels

The Christian quarter, as you would expect is full of churches and chapels of all denominations. There are narrow streets and alleyways, packed with traders selling souvenirs of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Christian quarter, as you would expect is full of churches and chapels of all denominations. There are narrow streets and alleyways, packed with traders selling souvenirs of every kind. The Via Dolorosa, the route Jesus took to Golgotha, is also in this quarter so it is replete with pilgrims visiting the 14 stations of the cross.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

It is entered by the Jaffa gate. There are different sections and some very good shops are a little harder to find. Look for numbers on the shops and try to find number 28. There are very good shops with excellent products there. Only 8 shops are actually owned by Christians and they are near and including shop 28.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

NW part of Old City, accessed from outside through Jaffa or New gates. It was clear to me, that I came for other reasons, than shopping, so even the street sellers did not bother me too much. For Christians (going the Via Dolorosa from the beginning) it is better to start at Lion's gate (Muslim quarter) and come to Christian... More 

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I am sorry to read the two other reviews of the Amber Gallery Shops 3 & 13 in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem - my experiences have been excellent! For me, visiting the Holy Land was a life changing experience in so many ways; and I especially love Jerusalem! This last visit, my third, was for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The Christian Quarter of the Old City has some good restaurants and places to stay; Christian Quarter Road has a lot of shops. The most famous site is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The Old City shopping is not as fun or reliable as it used to be - some merchants are untrustworthy. So, as a veteran to this... More 

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Majorca, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I personally know the family who run these Amber Shops in the Old City of Jerusalem, Christian Quarters. They are very charming and handsome guys but scam artists. I just experienced it AGAIN, thinking something would have changed and giving the benefit of the doubt, since I know the owner and sons since 2006. When owner, Abed Abu Omar, led... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

In the middle of historic wanders and grand scale traditions, in the place where major religions are colliding, the place is great to buy souvenirs and to rest in a harmonic environment.

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We would like to warn other travellers about making a purchase in Amber Gallery in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. We were initially drawn to this shop because it displayed very attractive items by the Israeli designer, Yair Emanuel. We bought two menorah, a mazzuzah and two candles. The proprietor offered us a much reduced price,... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

What should be a kind of holy visit, the Christian and other quarters are turning into a commercialized spectacle. You cannot walk down any lane without being shouted at or ushered into a shop to buy something. If you just keep on walking you are being shouted at as being stingy or rude. I will not visit here again.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This quarter is probably significant as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorosa and Golgotha situated in this quarter. You'd experience the most queues here in this quarter as per my observations. to visit the sites here go very early , so that you can avoid the crowds who flock in once the shops open.

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