Christian Quarter

The northwest quadrant of the Old City of Jerusalem is the Christian Quarter, the second-largest of the four quarters. It is actually the first part of the Old City that most visitors encounter as it is just beyond the Jaffa Gate which is the most popular entrance to the Old City for tourists.

Broad streets connected by narrow alleyways make up the Christian Quarter, which contains one of the most significant sites in Christianity; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The residents of the Quarter includes nuns, monks, priests and other religious figures, many are a part of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and Greek Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

Additional sites that are worth seeing in the Quarter are; the neo-Romanesque Lutheran Church of the Redeemer; the Muristan which is a marketplace built on the ruins of a hospital that was for pilgrims and Jerusalemites and the Christian Quarter Shuk that boasts a vast amount of memorabilia and gifts that eventually fades into the Muslim Quarter Shuk.

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Charlotte Noris

Hello reader. My name is Charlotte Noris and I am sure that you will definitely enjoy my blog. Do you know why? All because on the pages you will see bright and colorful photos, as well as useful information. My husband and I are freelancers, so we can travel at any time of the year. For myself, I most often plan tours in advance, but it also happens that the trip turns out to be spontaneous when I see an interesting place and a nice price. At the age of 35, I have visited more than 30 countries and do not plan to stop there. I want to visit all continents and the most secret corners of our planet.

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