Armenian Quarter
Armenian Quarter
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,339 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
The Armenian Church is an ancient Church. Armenia was the first national Christian Church. The Armenian Quarter is in the south-west section of the Old City of Jerusalem; it's the smallest and the oldest quarter of the Walled City. Most convenient entry is through the Jaffa and Zion Gates. There are many ancient remnants from times gone by. The Armenian section rewards a tour of this ancient tradition.
Written 10 November 2023
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Travel the World
San Francisco, CA1,321 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Be prepared for large crowds but we’ll worth it. Arriving earlier in the day is better. The church is beautiful and the surrounding area is safe and clean. This is one of two areas that they believe Christ was buried.
Written 28 April 2023
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA38,333 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We walked in the Armenian Quarter on a Friday night when almost everything was closing for Shabbat in Jerusalem. We also went to the Armenian museum and learned something we didn’t know about the tragedy of the Armenian Genocide. There are not too many exhibits in this brand new museum, but the documentary about the Armenian Genocide was an eye opener: this event is so tragic and unexplainable in its utmost cruelty. We also loved the illuminated manuscripts on display and the floor mosaic.

We were alone in the museum, such a nice break from the crowds of the Old City.

Our dinner was at the lavishly decorated Armenian Tavern restaurant, which I wouldn’t recommend.

If you want to see the Armenian St.James (St.Jacques) Cathedral, you can do it only at 6:30am or at 3:00 pm - the time window is only 30-45 minutes for both.

The Armenian quarter is tiny but very atmospheric. You can see the old Armenian cemetery on the Ramparts Walk.
Written 18 April 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,339 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The Armenians were the first nation to adopt Christianity as their national Church, in the early 4th century AD. We stayed in the Armenian Quarter for a while; it is quiet, and the people are friendly. There are several souvenir shops selling Armenian artefacts. The Armenian Quarter is in the southwest of the Old City, it can be accessed through the Jaffa Gate, near where we were staying, and the Zion Gate.
Written 18 November 2022
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Manfred F
Haifa, Israel532 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Most friendly place in old Jerusalem ist the tile and pottery shop.
Nearby a clean and tidy coffee shop. Much more peaceful than in other quarters downhill !

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Written 7 June 2022
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy667 contributions
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Jan 2021
Armenian culture is not so known, you don’t hear about it so much, and that makes the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem very interesting to visit. It’s the smallest and it’s easy to stroll in.
Written 17 July 2021
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,645 contributions
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Dec 2019
Beautiful, clean, quiet area of Old Jerusalem, with ancient architecture and friendly people, the Armenian Quarter is the smallest of the four districts. We enjoyed a delicious meal at Bulghourji Armenian Bar Restaurant, which is literally built into the inner Wall of Old Jerusalem, and has wonderful atmosphere and architecture. We stopped at the Armenian Art Center: Sandrouni Ceramics, an Artisan's shop opposite the main entrance of the Armenian Convent of St. James, where we met the welcoming, friendly and talented owner. My son purchased two crosses for his daughters, and the shop also offers a nice selection of lovely Armenian ceramics. The Armenian Quarter lays between the Jaffa and Zion Gates, and is worthy of a leisurely stroll. The Armenian Quarter has quite an interesting history; definitely read up before you explore.
Written 19 November 2020
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FredPurdue
Seattle, WA2,268 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The Roman influence is present in Jerusalem, especially in the archaeological ruins known as the Roman Market. Classes gather here to discuss history. A modern mural connects then and now. It is worth a stop for those wanting to piece together the complicated history of the city.
Written 11 May 2020
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ECLadines
Paranaque, Philippines2,749 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020
Surprised that there were 4 quarters of the walled Old City of Jerusalem. One is Armenian and we know we are walking thru its walkways when we had lunch in one of their Armenian restaurants. Not much we knew of Armenian ties to Christianity but that they were probably descendants of Japhet, son of Noah?
Written 28 April 2020
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Flore
Arad, Romania1,711 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
An area that has a special charm, a beautiful area to visit. The main access road is the Jaffa Gate (it is also possible through the Zion Gate), and, going to the right, you will meet the most important church of the Armenians - St. Jacob, which is also the headquarters of the Patriarchate. You can also visit the Mardikian Museum or have a meal at one of the premises in the area. Pleasant trip!
Written 8 March 2020
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