A tour through the sites of Mount Zion and the Armenian quarter
Time of tour: 2 to 4 hours
From Zion Gate to Jaffa Gate, the route passes between buildings bearing secrets and historical tales, and touches upon cultures and periods from ancient times to the modern day. One of Jerusalem’s best known names is “Zion,” which originates in the Bible. Mount Zion, which is known to us today in the southwestern part of the Old City, only received its name in the Middle Ages. The mount is sacred to the traditions of all three major religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Mount Zion was enclosed within the walls of Jerusalem in ancient times, but the Ottoman wall built in the 16th century divided the mount, and its peak remained outside the boundaries of the city.
The tour will begin at Jaffa gate and will lead us to Zion gate and its sites. Highlights include: Christ Church, King David’s Tomb, the Dormition abbey, and David’s Citadel.
От Ворот Сиона до Яффских Ворот
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