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Address: Christian Quarter Road, Jerusalem, Israel
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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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Wonderful place to get a few souvenirs!

In every quarter there are vendors that sell various items. But in this quarter you can get souvenirs of the Holy Land that are more for tourists. Things like olive wood... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Rexburg, Idaho
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Rexburg, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

In every quarter there are vendors that sell various items. But in this quarter you can get souvenirs of the Holy Land that are more for tourists. Things like olive wood carvings, t-shirts, ceramic plates, widow's mites, etc. We like Sha'abans on the Christian Quarter Road.

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Garland, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Just west of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, at 24 Christian Quarter Road, is a shop you do not want to miss if you have any interest in antiquities (often mounted in great display cases or in jewelry) or olive wood nativity sets. Zak is an honest shopkeeper. You will not feel pressured, you can ask any number of... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A great place to visit. With a guided tour or map, this place offers a lot of history for Christians and all religions as well. An impressive area of the old city.

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The last stations of the cross, this was a highly emotional visit. It was so powerful to see the places where Jesus was crucified, his body was prepared for burial and from where he was buried.

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Three times I've visited the Old City, and still I'm unimpressed with the Christian Quarter, with one exception - the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Other than that, there isn't much here to experience except a handful of retail shops and some nondescript churches and chapels. There does still stand a hostel near the courtyard of the Holy Sepulchre Church,... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

All of the quarters have their own distinct personality and you should spend a little time in each so that you can decide which one is your favorite. Whether you're here for the churches or the shopping or the food, you're bound to enjoy yourself! I enjoyed a visit to Fouad's shop. I hope you can find him. He has... More 

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Herts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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