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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 204 traveler reviews
Interesting to be in this spot
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on February 19, 2017

As a Christian, I appreciated the significance of this location. But if you are not a Christian, it probably would not be worth visiting.

See original steps, dungion where Jesus may have been held, and the statue that even taught me something...
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on February 19, 2017

Don't miss a photo of the beautiful doors at the entrance to the church. In the basement, there is a pit, possibly the same pit where Jesus was held the night before he was crucified. This gives you an picture in your mind of what he might have gone through, dark and...

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Don't miss a photo of the beautiful doors at the entrance to the church. In the basement, there is a pit, possibly the same pit where Jesus was held the night before he was crucified. This gives you an picture in your mind of what he might have gone through, dark and alone, lowered through a hole in the ceiling... There is an ancient stone paved street/path that may have led to the Shiloah Pool. I loved the statue depicting Peter's denial of Jesus. I learned that there was a coal fire burning. The smell of that coal fire may have reminded Peter of his denial when Jesus ate breakfast with him after the resurrection, John 21:12-14. So many amazing things to see and do in Israel. This is a quick stop and I recommend seeing this special place.

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A Must See for "Believers"
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on February 19, 2017

this church was built over the pit where Jesus was held before the crucifixion.. The sculptures and mosaics are beautiful.

Beautiful church
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on February 17, 2017

If you are following in the footsteps of Jesus this is a must. The views over the valley but the church itself is so important to theChristian story.

Caiaphas' house where Jesus was held in prison and Peter denied Jesus 3x
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on February 14, 2017

They created a church on top of the site. 90% sure that this is the real site as excavations shows that this place has pottery and silverware (steel) that could only belong to a high priest's house. It's interesting to see and go down into the house that is on the side of a...

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They created a church on top of the site. 90% sure that this is the real site as excavations shows that this place has pottery and silverware (steel) that could only belong to a high priest's house. It's interesting to see and go down into the house that is on the side of a hill to see the cavern where they supposedly held Jesus which is right next to the cavern where the water cistern is. Standing on the deck area overlooking the City of David is very interesting. You need someone who knows the land to point out locations and places where history happened. On this viewpoint/lookout, you can see where Judas' tree was (where he committed suicide), where the Mt of Olives is, etc.

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