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Attractions in the Old City of Jerusalem

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This is the center of the Syrian-Orthodox community known as the “Syrian” community, founded by the apostle Peter, and organized during the 6th century under the leadership of Bishop... Read more

This church is the first Protestant church that was built in Jerusalem, and in fact, the first church that was built within the walls during the 19th century, after... Read more

The Russian Church named after Alexander Nevsky was built between the years 1896-1903. Alexander Nevsky was a Russian military leader who lived during the 13th century. Due to his... Read more

This compound contains two interesting sites: Saint Anne’s Church, which stands on the right side and its entrance is free of charge, and the Pool of Bethesda- an archeological... Read more

Khan Al Sultan is an ancient Khan in which merchants, pilgrims and passers-by used to stay. It is estimated that the Khan was constructed by the 14th century Mameluke... Read more

This is a wide compound, housing the representative of the Vatican in the Holy Land, the Latin patriarch. The compound houses the Patriarchate offices, an impressive cathedral, and also... Read more

This place serves as the abode of the representative of the Greek Catholic Patriarchate (which is situated in Damascus), as well as housing a church and a hospice. The... Read more

On both sides of the alley stands the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, the oldest of Jerusalem’s Patriarchates. Its flags can be seen waving from the alley’s vantage point. These are... Read more

The Khalidi Library is an impressive building in the Shalshelet St., built in 1246 and renovated in the 14th century by the Mamelukes. The facade is decorated in the... Read more

The Austrian Hospice is an impressive hospice for pilgrims, established in 1863. The hospice was built in an important junction at the heart of the Muslim Quarter in the... Read more

Dir A-Sultan is an Ethiopian monastery on the roof of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. At the center of the roof stands a silver dome. This dome is... Read more

The lady Tonshuk, daughter of Abdalla El- Mathferia, was the wife of the Mameluke leader Muthafar A-Din. At the end of the 14th century she donated the building to... Read more

Al Khanqa al-Salahiyya is a mosque located within the Christian Quarter, near the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. The history of the building is interesting. Apparently it served in... Read more

Behind the gates of the Franciscan Monastery San Salvatore, “the holy savior”, is a spacious compound. This is the center of the Franciscan order in the Holy Land and... Read more

The Armenian Quarter is the smallest among Jerusalem’s Quarters, and it is actually an ancient monastery and the abode of the Armenian Patriarchate. The origin of the Armenians is... Read more

The Kishle compound was established by Mohamed Ali, the ruler of Egypt, and his son Ibrahim Pasha, in 1833. Two years prior to its construction, Mohamed Ali rebelled against... Read more

This is one of the eight gates in the old city’s walls, built during the 16th century by the Ottoman sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. The new opening in the... Read more

This is one of the eight gates surrounding the old city of Jerusalem. This gate connects the Jewish quarter, the Armenian Quarter and Mount Zion, which contains sites that... Read more

This is an impressive gate leading to the Temple Mount. The passage from this gate to the Temple Mount is open to Muslim worshippers and visitors only. The origin... Read more

The Flowers Gate, one of the gates in the walls of the old city, was built during the 16th century under the order of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the... Read more