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Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu

  • Saint Peter in Gallicantu, Malki Tsedek Street, Jerusalem

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TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 391 traveler reviews
A Moving Experience
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on June 19, 2020

This is a must see. The church is beautiful and the lower levels are amazing. It really gives you the feeling of what our Lord went through during his last hours.

Important religious site but also the architecture woos the photographer
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on May 30, 2020

We visited with a pilgrimage, so this was an important stop religiously, but also quite interesting for making photographs. All days for the visitor in Jerusalem are long and tiring, but this one is rewarding. The highlight personally was the door of the church depicting Peter. As to the gear to bring, a pocket...

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We visited with a pilgrimage, so this was an important stop religiously, but also quite interesting for making photographs. All days for the visitor in Jerusalem are long and tiring, but this one is rewarding. The highlight personally was the door of the church depicting Peter. As to the gear to bring, a pocket camera or DSLR with a zoom lens will suffice. The church architecture features the dome and the nice thing is you can see it from the road.

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The Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on May 5, 2020

The Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu marks the location of Jesus' Passion, Scourging, and condemnation to death; and the location of St. Peter's triple denial of Our Lord. Although a more modern church is built over the ancient remains and ruins thought to have been where Christ was confined and where the steps...

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The Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu marks the location of Jesus' Passion, Scourging, and condemnation to death; and the location of St. Peter's triple denial of Our Lord. Although a more modern church is built over the ancient remains and ruins thought to have been where Christ was confined and where the steps lead down to the city and Calvary where he was crucified. It was here that Jesus Christ spent the night of His Passion. Although, probably because of the more recent modern church which has been built here, this site isn't quite as awe-inspiring as other Holy Places in Jerusalem such as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - but it probably should be! The church is significantly marked with a golden windvane in the shape of a cock on the roof representing the "cock that crowed three times" while St. Peter denied Our Lord on the original Holy Thursday.

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