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Christian Quarter – Old City

  • Christian Quarter, Old City, Jerusalem

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Amber Gallery - Beware!!
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on August 5, 2018

My daughter and I recently visited Jerusalem and had a magical time, much of it spent hunting down Biblical sites, and pottering around the old city. Cannot recommend highly enough - so much history and atmosphere! On a side note, do not shop at Amber Gallery in the Christian Quarter. The owner, Abed, is...

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My daughter and I recently visited Jerusalem and had a magical time, much of it spent hunting down Biblical sites, and pottering around the old city. Cannot recommend highly enough - so much history and atmosphere! On a side note, do not shop at Amber Gallery in the Christian Quarter. The owner, Abed, is very charming. He cleverly showcases some real items while selling you the fakes. He will speak of his family history in the souk, pull out his photo albums of rock stars and celebrities, and charge you $1-200 for necklaces worth about $25 a piece (if that) at nearby stalls, and rings that turned our fingers green the same day. He will also creepily text your daughter, after making her kiss his hand, while his sons sheepishly escort you to the money changer. (I should know better, I’ve had the full sell in Morocco, India and Egypt - was in a time crunch that day, harried in looking for rosaries, and way off my guard.) Anyways, go to a reputable jewelry dealer for “real” jewelry in Israel - there’s so many wonderful ones to choose from. Don’t fall for this hack.

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Enter through The New Gate or Jaffa Gate
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on July 29, 2018

Enter the Christian Quarter through the New Gate or through the Jaffa Gate. I prefer the Jaffa because there is an information center upon entering. This quarter is home to one of the most important Christian holy sites, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (the church built over the traditional sites of...

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Enter the Christian Quarter through the New Gate or through the Jaffa Gate. I prefer the Jaffa because there is an information center upon entering. This quarter is home to one of the most important Christian holy sites, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (the church built over the traditional sites of the crucifixion, entombment and resurrection of Jesus), but there are many other offerings. Our Gate1 tour took us through the bustling market area, a good place to visit for shopping, and for a cool beverage to get out of the heat.

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Different but the same
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on July 22, 2018

Well, we really felt like we were walking into a different city when we entered the Christian Quarter. Lots of places to eat and many with American type food. Plus schwerma. Lots of stalls selling clothing and what we could consider “chinese” products. Still, worth the visit to all quarters in the old city.