Christian Quarter
Christian Quarter
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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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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,656 contributions
Jan 2020
In addition to the Jewish, Muslim, and Armenian Quarters, the Christian Quarter is one of the four traditional quarters of the Old City of Jerusalem. Ground zero for Christians is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Christianity’s most important pilgrimage destination. I’m so glad we visited the Holy Land in January, an off-season month. Our guide shared stories of 3-4 hour long lines to enter Christ’s Tomb and to touch the Rock of Calvary in the busy months. Not only was it less crowded, we also enjoyed seeing the Holy Land decorated for Christmas!
Written March 7, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia12,863 contributions
Oct 2022
For many pilgrims, visiting the Christian Quarter is the highlight of their visit to the Holy Land. The Christian Quarter Old City contains many sites of interest. Probably the Via Dolorosa, which follows Christ's journey of suffering, and ends at the Holy Sepulcher where Jesus was crucified, died and was buried, is the highlight. There are many interesting shops in the area, selling everything from Roman antiquities to nuts and herbs. You will usually smell cardamon, the distinctive spice that is included in Arab coffee.
Written November 18, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia12,863 contributions
Nov 2019
We stayed in the Christian Quarter when we were in Jerusalem; it's an interesting place to stay, with many intriguing features. Jerusalem is usually peaceful, the residents know that disturbances scare away the faithful who come to worship in this, the holiest city on earth. Jerusalem has four Quarters -- Christian, Armenian, Jewish and Muslim.
Written February 14, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,765 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
A walk through the historic streets of this quadrant. It is somewhat commercialized with all the vendors along the narrow cobblestone walkways. I walked through the area on three days, which included two visits to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Many Christian faiths are present in the area and share custody of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Among others they include the Greek Orthodox, the Roman Catholic, and the Armenian Orthodox,
Written December 13, 2022
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Sarah C
Sydney, Australia3,773 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
In the Christian Quarters there’s plenty to see and a Saturday is the perfect time to see them. Church of John the Baptist and many more. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It is a sacred site for Christians as it is believed to be the site of the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus. The church was built during the 4th century by the Emperor Constantine at the site. Today it is shared by different religions. The architecture here is simply beautiful with its marble, high ceilings and beautiful artwork. At the entrance is the Stone of Unction, marking the spot where Christ’s body was prepared for burial. The tomb is enclosed by a shrine called the Aedicule. You can line up and enter for prayer.
Be sure to get there super early if you want to go in the tomb, for lines get very long. Admission is free
Written January 15, 2020
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GringatravelerAustin
Austin, TX34 contributions
Jan 2020
Wow! I found this place online and could not believe my good luck. This is a jewel box of a studio room in the heart of Jerusalem's Christian quarter, just a block of so from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. It's absolutely lovely: recently renovated, with a tiny but ultra modern bathroom, a small kitchenette with coffee and tea, and a sleeping platform, all in an ancient building. There is the kind of attention to detail that denotes the very best places--an electrical adapter for us foreigners, for example, and a listing of sights and eating places nearby. An exceptional place to explore the Holy City.. . and at a very reasonable price for the quality of the place!
Written February 12, 2020
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,187 contributions
Dec 2019
The Christian Quarter is where the Via Dolorosa terminates, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Should you wish to walk the entire Via Dolorosa, begin your journey in the Muslim Quarter. There is much to see and experience from within the busy Christian Quarter and is an essential destination in any Christian pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Written November 29, 2020
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etbtravelphotography
Denver, CO643 contributions
Feb 2020
Includes the stations of the cross, church of holy sepulchre, the central souk and the tower of david. Many historic places to see. More details on my TA Israel trips page about the quarter and the old city.
Written April 13, 2020
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SOQ2010
Massachusetts2,004 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
Quarter of Jerusalem is unique and entangled to each other.Just walking through different alleys give a different experience.
Written October 16, 2019
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3londongirls
London6 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
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, guaranteeing us that it was much lower than on the Internet. Because they were designer items, I think we were somewhat seduced. He offered to show us the prices on the Internet, and then was unable to show us because he claimed he had no signal.

We were taken to his brothers jewellery shop to pay as he claimed not to have a card machine. Here we were subjected to very uncomfortable hard sell by his brother, and foolishly we ended up buying some hugely overpriced jewellery.

We own to having been very naive, but we are two very sensible women who have been totally taken aback by how easily we allowed this to happen. Needless to say we saw the items we had purchased on the Internet and also at the Holocaust Museum gift shop for less than half the amount we paid.

Please would other travellers be warned.if it can happen to us, it can happen to you. Avoid Amber Gallery at all costs.
Written November 25, 2014
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