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Church of St. James

Armenian Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
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Located inside the Armenian convent compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, this church serves as the quarter’s religious heart and the holiest focal point for Armenians in Israel.
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

Church of St. James is a 12th century Armenian church located along the Armenian Patriachate Street in the Armenian Quarter. The church is dedicated to Christian saints - James, brother of Jesus and James the son of Zebedee. It is a beautiful church but has...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed May 5, 2017

The Armenian Quarter, the Citadel and Tower of David were right across the street for our hotel, the New Imperial. There is so much to see and do in the Old City and I am sorry we didn't find the time to see this. So...More

Thank Candy G
Reviewed February 27, 2017

St Jame's Cathedral is beautiful church. Originally built in the 11th & 12th centuries. Most of the decorations added in the 18th century. You enter the church through a small courtyard where there is a fountain and some Armenian inscriptions on the west wall dated...More

Thank xfooey
Reviewed August 13, 2016

Walk through Jaffa Gate,turn right,pass the Citadel-Tower of David Museum,in front is Christ Church-The center of London Jewish Society,,and folowing the Police station you enter the Armenian Patrachate Road entering the ARMENIAN Quarter,The Armenian Convent includes the St.James Church,the house of Annas,the residence of the...More

Thank airport2015
Reviewed February 25, 2016

Stunningly beautiful encaptures the ages and love of upkeeping spiritually moving. Holding the wonders of long ago times historicaly becoming.

Thank Dika P
Reviewed October 27, 2015

For those with an addiction to old churches, antiquities of religious order and history. Armenia was the first country to become Christian in the old times. The building is beautiful on old stone. Not a disappointment.

Thank Tammy U
Reviewed May 27, 2015

The moment you step into this church you're immediately filled with awe at the grandeur. This church has the relics of both Saint James. You can see them to the left as you step into the church. You would be very lucky if you went...More

Thank John K
Reviewed January 2, 2015

This church which is in the Armenian Quarter is very ornate and if you visit while the choir is signing you will be haunted by the beauty of their Armenian chants as they are a monastic order of the Armenian Church. The building is perhaps...More

1  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed May 30, 2014

My wife and I visited Jerusalem in May 2014. The Church of Saint James is nestled within a walled compound in the ancient Armenian quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. The Church of Saint James is dedicated to two martyred saints of that name....More

1  Thank nohassle1956
Reviewed March 27, 2014

if you are one of of those people that say "oh its just another church" then you wont appreciate places like this... every church has its own beauty and the detail here is just beautiful!

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