From Jaffa Gate, visitors can walk south along Armenian Patriarchate Road to visit one of Jerusalem's unique ethnic ... More
From Jaffa Gate, visitors can walk south along Armenian Patriarchate Road to visit one of Jerusalem's unique ethnic communities. Armenians converted to Christianity in 301, and have always had a presence in Jerusalem, with a center at the Cathedral of Saint James. During World War I, the monastery took in hundreds of refugees fleeing the Turkish massacres. About 2,000 people now live in this quarter. The Mardigian Museum features Armenian history and culture, and nearby shops are selling the famous Armenian ceramics and unusual carved crosses. The Armenian cemetery (next to the unfinished cathedral) is believed by some to be the site of the High Priest Caiphas's house, where Jesus was questioned.
You must see it. But mostly if you can get someone to explain you history of that place.
Most of the tourists can not get far (old man at the gate will try to kick you out. But If you ask one of the monks to show you around It would be one of the most unforgettable experience you ever had
Various topics are on display here including the history of dinosaurs, reptiles and mammal development. The bird displays are wonderful
and showcase some of Israel's most beautiful winged creatures. The best exhibits are specific to Israel and include the ...
The dying wish (albeit unfulfilled) of Scotland's king, Robert the Bruce, was that his heart be buried in Jerusalem, commemorated
in a small plaque in the church floor. Completed in 1927, St Andrew's is also a memorial to Scottish ...
High on the hills of East Talpiot, this promenade, the "Tayelet" offers a fantastic view of the entire Jerusalem landscape
including the sparkling Old City and surrounding walls. This spacious park has many walking trails that traverse the area ...