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Christian Quarter

Christian Quarter Road, Jerusalem, Israel
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Ranked #19 of 181 Attractions in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Waterloo, Belgium
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319 helpful votes 319 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Was pointed lost of things, can't tell you waht I exactly saw ... but I expect just one thing, it is to come back and spend more time

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Spent most of an afternoon visiting the shops and sites of the Christian quarter. Most unlike many other touristy locations with a large variety of goods for the interested buyer without a lot of pressure to buy mass produced goods.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The enchanting quality of Jerusalem's Quarters may also come from the colorful markets and narrow alleyways, or from the city’s dynamic history - a history woven with war and peace, love and hate, destruction and resurrection.

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Boston
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31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were there for easter and it was amazing to see all the different sects of christianity celebrating. We saw an amazing ritual that I had never seen before...lighting of a handful of skinny candles held by christians from all over the world and lit by priests in long, white or black robes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A range of faiths have their plcaes in this quarter of the Old City. It is hard to grasp but well worth trying to get a hold on centuries of tradition

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Wahiawa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Messianic Jewish volunteers in the church were very knowledgeable and exciting to listen to as they gave their history and showed the various sites on a 3-d map of the Old City.

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Everyone very friendly. The shop keepers were kind and helpful. No issues at all. Great visit. A must visit if you are going to the Jewish quarter. Enter through Jaffa gate

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PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Focus on the holy sites and avoid the multitude of markets that appear to sell Christian items and you will bring to life the many lessons and stories learned throughout the years. The best way to experience this area is with a Catholic or Christian guide to help point out the numerous shrines, sites, holy places and history of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Shops everywhere here and it appeared most of the shop owners were Muslims but I'm not certain. Anyhow it was very nice walking through here and there are lots of handcrafted items to buy.

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Anaheim Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I loved the markets, there is such a variety or people, spices, clothing and unique gifts. One of the most interesting items were shoes and sandals made out of came skin.

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