The Garden Tomb

The Garden Tomb: An ancient tomb located near the Damascus Gate believed by many to be the place where Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected from. “So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a […]

The Holy Sepulchre

The Holy Sepulchre: The traditional site of the crucifixion of Jesus and the location of the tomb of Joseph of Aremethia. Today’s church is the fourth built on the same spot. The first was constructed by Queen Helena, the mother of the emperor Constantine in the 4th century.The last was constructed by the Crusaders on […]

Flagellation Monastery

Monastery of the Flagellation: The Franciscan Chapel of the Condemnation to the left which commemorates the condemnation of Jesus, and the Chapel of the Flagellation to the right, where Jesus is said to have been flogged (John 19:16) are both within a courtyard of the Franciscans Monastery of the Flagellation. The Monastery buildings house the […]

St. Anne’s Church

St Anne’s Church: The church was built by the Crusaders between 1131 and 1138. It was erected over the site of a grotto believed by the Crusaders to be the birthplace of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. It is dedicated to Anna and Joachim, the parents of Saint Mary, who according to tradition lived […]

The Pools of Bethesda

Sites in Jerusalem

The Pools of Bethesda: The location of two huge pools that provided water to the Temple Mount. Near these two large pools were five small pools referred to in the New Testament as the spot where Jesus healed the man who waited by the curative waters for 38 years.

The Last Supper Room

The Last Supper Room Christian tradition holds that the room on the second floor, above the traditional burial site of King David, is where Jesus and his disciples celebrated the Passover meal known as the Last Supper Room(Mark 14:12-16). It is also believed by many to be the place where the Holy Spirit came down […]

King David’s Tomb

King David’s Tomb King David’s Tomb is the traditional burial site of King David. The tomb is located in the corner of a room situated on the ground floor remains of a 5th century Byzantine basilica also known as Hagia Zion.

The Western Wall

The Western Wall The Wailing Wall. The lower section of the wall was constructed by King Herod 2000 years ago as a retaining wall to support the Temple Mount platform. Currently, sections of it are synagogue and prayer areas and the wall as a whole is considered the most holy of Jewish sites.

The Dome Of The Rock

Walking tour in Jerusalem

The Dome Of The Rock The mosque was built in 691 by the Chalif Abed el Malek above the rock venerated by Muslims as the site from which Mohamed ascended to heaven. The Dome of the Rock is located at the center of a platform known in English as the Temple Mount and in Arabic […]