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Christian Quarter

Christian Quarter Road, Jerusalem, Israel
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Ranked #26 of 175 Attractions in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Owner description: The Christian Quarter of Jerusalem's walled Old City holds the most important Christian church, the...
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Type: Religious Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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168 reviews 168 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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105 reviews 105 reviews
31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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Canberra, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The whole Old City was amazing to see via Sandemans Free tour (Red Tshirts- Find Yirev) We visited all 4 Quarters on this tour and were fascinated the entire time.

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Columbus, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

All of the quarters of the Old City are unique. The Christian Quarter is no different. Take your time an explore all four quarters to determine which one you like the best.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

An oasis of quiet off the busy streets is the Christian Coffee Shop with its hidden, leafy courtyard at the back. Also has accommodation upstairs. Food and Coffee (especially the iced coffee) is excellent. A great place to spend an hour reflecting on all that is Jerusalem - can be busy at times, but worth the queue.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A place made up of so much history lots to take in and appreciate! Need a guide to explain but well worth a visit always busy here!

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