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Christian Quarter

Christian Quarter Road, Jerusalem, Israel
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Ranked #16 of 168 attractions in Jerusalem
Type: Religious Sites, Neighborhoods
Owner description: The Christian Quarter of Jerusalem's walled Old City holds the most important Christian church, the Holy Sepulchre, and a number of monasteries,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Belgrade, Serbia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
71 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

Probably the busiest quarter of the old city. Besides hundreds of churches and religious places, there are ten times more shops selling everything. Prepare for tough bargaining. This is a heavy tourist area. Take a break in some local restaurant or a rooftop cafe with great views.

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Gold River, California
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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I enjoyed my shopping in this area. The streets are filled with the hustle and bustle, but you still are able to see everything. Good prices.

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Windhoek, Namibia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Every church here is of historical value. Read 'Jerusalem, the biography' by Simon Motefiore to learn more about this part of Jerusalem

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Locust Grove, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Just go and wander around. Great shopping. Crowded but fun. Stop in for coffee or lunch is a MUST. The people were very friendly, if busy with business. I found the merchants honest but you must dicker over prices. They will make as much profit as they can.

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Seattle, Washington
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84 reviews 84 reviews
55 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

This is why we come to the Christian Quarter. Seems most traffic, at least regarding tourist, comes via Jaffa Gate. Thus Christian Quarter seems the busiest. It is choke-full of markets. Don't let this be a distractor. Move through the market, better yet around it. Or immerse yourself in it. Besides, the Christian Quarter holds Christ's Tomb and most of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
53 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Every quarter has its own beauty and the buildings are so interesting to have look at and if you are into taking photos you will love it here! make sure to try some of the food they sell at the market stalls

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Hartselle, Al
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21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

great location to most sites. Can walk back and forth to the market on David St.Not sure many of the folks that had shops on David St. were really Christian... Rampart's Walk can be started there, at the tower of David. The Jaffa Gate is within this quarter and is a very safe entry and exit to and from the... More

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New York
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

If this is the first and possibly the last time that you will visit the Old City, I strongly recommend hiring a guide or going out on a "free" (tips only basis) tour offered by Sandemans New Jerusalem (9:30 and 12pm everyday and 2:30pm Saturday thru Thursday - meeting at Yaffa Gate). If you want to go it alone, make... More

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River heights, Utah
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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The church of the hold sepulcher was Surprisingly more interesting than many of the Europeans cathedrals I have seen. I almost didn't go in but was glad I did.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We stayed in the Christian Quarter right inside Jaffa Gate. It was great and we could stroll around in the evening after dark (contrary to what I read). There are some little eateries, etc. You will get hassled a little bit by restauranteurs wanting you to eat at their place....but nothing bad. If you dont want to be bothered, avoid... More

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