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Exploring the Christian Quarter
Exploring the Christian Quarter
Published: 2012/06/27
Channel: jerucrew
Jerusalem Christian Quarter
Jerusalem Christian Quarter
Published: 2011/02/21
Channel: David OMalley
Christian Jerusalem 2011
Christian Jerusalem 2011
Published: 2012/04/04
Channel: raytang2007
20140926 13:57 Christian Quarter at Jerusalem old city
20140926 13:57 Christian Quarter at Jerusalem old city
Published: 2014/10/03
Channel: Ts Der
Church of The Holy Sepulchre, Christian Quarter, Jerusalem
Church of The Holy Sepulchre, Christian Quarter, Jerusalem
Published: 2009/04/20
Channel: actorcop1971
A street in the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem without tourists. Simply rare. Jerusalem, Israel
A street in the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem without tourists. Simply rare. Jerusalem, Israel
Published: 2017/07/27
Channel: Zahi Shaked. Israeli tour guide צחי שקד. מורה דרך
getting ready for Christmas in Jerusalem
getting ready for Christmas in Jerusalem's Old City's Christian quarter.
Published: 2013/12/24
Channel: כאן 11
Hummus Lina, the Christian Quarter, Old City of Jerusalem - the best humus in the world.
Hummus Lina, the Christian Quarter, Old City of Jerusalem - the best humus in the world.
Published: 2015/12/02
Channel: Zahi Shaked. Israeli tour guide צחי שקד. מורה דרך
Christian Guardino: 17-Year-Old Sings "Make It Rain" - America
Christian Guardino: 17-Year-Old Sings "Make It Rain" - America's Got Talent 2017
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: America's Got Talent
8 Making the Christian quarter
8 Making the Christian quarter
Published: 2017/04/10
Channel: Khayal Kerimov
Architecture in the Christian Quarter
Architecture in the Christian Quarter
Published: 2012/11/10
Channel: Abdelrahmane Aboumyriam
inside the old city  the christian quarter
inside the old city the christian quarter
Published: 2009/05/11
Channel: webzemm
Architecture in the Christian Quarter
Architecture in the Christian Quarter
Published: 2010/06/01
Channel: Abdelrahmane Aboumyriam
Harvest Prep and Fairfield Christian quarter 3
Harvest Prep and Fairfield Christian quarter 3
Published: 2017/12/12
Channel: ed temple
inside the christian quarter
inside the christian quarter
Published: 2009/05/11
Channel: webzemm
The Christian quarter in the old city of Jerusalem
The Christian quarter in the old city of Jerusalem
Published: 2017/12/16
Channel: Go Gadi Go
Jerusalem Christian Quarter
Jerusalem Christian Quarter
Published: 2009/10/03
Channel: mishmish74
Damascus Christian Quarter, main street by evening
Damascus Christian Quarter, main street by evening
Published: 2009/06/04
Channel: Brendan Kavanagh
Jerusalem Muslim and Christian Quarters --- Tour Guide Dina Horn
Jerusalem Muslim and Christian Quarters --- Tour Guide Dina Horn
Published: 2014/11/24
Channel: Chaushie Chu
We Visit the Christian Quarter in the Old City, Jerusalem, Israel...
We Visit the Christian Quarter in the Old City, Jerusalem, Israel...
Published: 2012/02/14
Channel: mrsammy7
The Old City of Jerusalem at night - the Christian Quarter Market St
The Old City of Jerusalem at night - the Christian Quarter Market St' ( Close to the Holy Sepulchre)
Published: 2014/11/14
Channel: Zahi Shaked. Israeli tour guide צחי שקד. מורה דרך
JC_024 - Highlight Films stock footage library: Jerusalem Christian Quarter Suk
JC_024 - Highlight Films stock footage library: Jerusalem Christian Quarter Suk
Published: 2014/01/05
Channel: Jerusalem Christian
Bells Ringing in Jerusalem - Christian Quarter
Bells Ringing in Jerusalem - Christian Quarter
Published: 2017/05/02
Channel: Steve Martin
A Christmas tree in the Christian Quarter (near the New Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem)
A Christmas tree in the Christian Quarter (near the New Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem)
Published: 2014/12/22
Channel: Zahi Shaked. Israeli tour guide צחי שקד. מורה דרך
Christmas at Jerusalem Israel - Christian Quarter of the Old City (the Greek Orthodox patriarch St)
Christmas at Jerusalem Israel - Christian Quarter of the Old City (the Greek Orthodox patriarch St)
Published: 2014/12/22
Channel: Zahi Shaked. Israeli tour guide צחי שקד. מורה דרך
Walking in the streets of the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem
Walking in the streets of the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem
Published: 2015/07/10
Channel: Zahi Shaked. Israeli tour guide צחי שקד. מורה דרך
Christian Quarter Old City
Christian Quarter Old City
Published: 2006/07/16
Channel: William Parsons
Archaeological excavations in a shop at the Christian Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
Archaeological excavations in a shop at the Christian Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
Published: 2016/10/10
Channel: Zahi Shaked. Israeli tour guide צחי שקד. מורה דרך
The Armenian Quarter, the Old City of Jerusalem. A rare tour around the closed compound
The Armenian Quarter, the Old City of Jerusalem. A rare tour around the closed compound
Published: 2012/08/28
Channel: Zahi Shaked. Israeli tour guide צחי שקד. מורה דרך
Beirut,Beyrouth,Lebanon,Liban,Gouraud Street life  christian quarter
Beirut,Beyrouth,Lebanon,Liban,Gouraud Street life christian quarter
Published: 2011/01/08
Channel: NickVenture1
The Christian Quarter by lana kamleh p4
The Christian Quarter by lana kamleh p4
Published: 2009/11/10
Channel: MrAbudra3
Architecture in the Christian Quarter
Architecture in the Christian Quarter
Published: 2010/06/01
Channel: Abdelrahmane Aboumyriam
Valentine 14-2-2009 WITH ALHAYATT CENTER IN THE CHRISTIAN QUARTER
Valentine 14-2-2009 WITH ALHAYATT CENTER IN THE CHRISTIAN QUARTER
Published: 2009/03/14
Channel: alhayattcenter
An endless selection of spices. Christian Quarter (59 David St.), the Old City of Jerusalem
An endless selection of spices. Christian Quarter (59 David St.), the Old City of Jerusalem
Published: 2016/09/03
Channel: Zahi Shaked. Israeli tour guide צחי שקד. מורה דרך
Basilica of Saint Anne in Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem
Basilica of Saint Anne in Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem
Published: 2013/05/23
Channel: machomikemd
Hallelujah in the Christian Quarter
Hallelujah in the Christian Quarter
Published: 2012/09/20
Channel: InsideofIsrael
Harvest Prep and Fairfield Christian quarter 1
Harvest Prep and Fairfield Christian quarter 1
Published: 2017/12/12
Channel: ed temple
Harvest Prep and Fairfield Christian quarter 2
Harvest Prep and Fairfield Christian quarter 2
Published: 2017/12/12
Channel: ed temple
Harvest Prep and Fairfield Christian quarter 4
Harvest Prep and Fairfield Christian quarter 4
Published: 2017/12/12
Channel: ed temple
Lebanon Christian Quarter 1
Lebanon Christian Quarter 1
Published: 2016/12/18
Channel: Legacy Christian Academy 8th Grade Basketball By Coach Greene
CKM v Modesto Christian Quarter 1
CKM v Modesto Christian Quarter 1
Published: 2016/06/26
Channel: Nicole Gee
"What a Wonderful World", Christian Quarter, Old City.
"What a Wonderful World", Christian Quarter, Old City.
Published: 2012/09/20
Channel: InsideofIsrael
Christian Quarter Accessible Tour | סיורים בירושלים-סיור מונגש בדרך הייסורים
Christian Quarter Accessible Tour | סיורים בירושלים-סיור מונגש בדרך הייסורים
Published: 2013/03/04
Channel: itraveljerusalem
Steven Christian Quarter Back Highlights
Steven Christian Quarter Back Highlights
Published: 2011/07/30
Channel: Steven Christian
Harvest Prep and Fairfield Christian quarter 1 part 2
Harvest Prep and Fairfield Christian quarter 1 part 2
Published: 2017/12/12
Channel: ed temple
The Christian Quarter and the Holy Sepulchre Church with the tour guide Zahi Shaked 2.8.2011
The Christian Quarter and the Holy Sepulchre Church with the tour guide Zahi Shaked 2.8.2011
Published: 2011/08/06
Channel: Zahi Shaked. Israeli tour guide צחי שקד. מורה דרך
Results Quarter Finals  Yoli Mayor Christian Guardino Just Jerk America
Results Quarter Finals Yoli Mayor Christian Guardino Just Jerk America's Got Talent 2017
Published: 2017/08/17
Channel: Breaking Talents World
Christian quarter Lutheran Church
Christian quarter Lutheran Church
Published: 2012/11/03
Channel: Timothy Carlson
HOLY SATURDAY LIGHT 2016 CELEBRATION CHRISTIAN QUARTER CATHOLIC GUYS
HOLY SATURDAY LIGHT 2016 CELEBRATION CHRISTIAN QUARTER CATHOLIC GUYS
Published: 2016/05/11
Channel: CHRISTIAN LAND SAINT JOHNNY
Thousands gather in Christian quarter to welcome new Latin patriarch
Thousands gather in Christian quarter to welcome new Latin patriarch
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: AP Archive
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Christian quarter
Map of the Christian Quarter

The Christian Quarter (Arabic: حارة النصارى‎, Ḥārat al-Naṣārā; Hebrew: הרובע הנוצרי‎, Ha-Rova ha-Notsri) is one of the four quarters of the walled Old City of Jerusalem, the other three being the Jewish Quarter, the Muslim Quarter and the Armenian Quarter. The Christian Quarter is situated in the northwestern corner of the Old City, extending from the New Gate in the north, along the western wall of the Old City as far as the Jaffa Gate, along the Jaffa Gate - Western Wall route in the south, bordering on the Jewish and Armenian Quarters, as far as the Damascus Gate in the east, where it borders on the Muslim Quarter. The Christian quarter contains about 40 Christian holy places. Among them is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of Christianity's holiest places. Most of its residents are Palestinian Christians, despite their dwindling numbers.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Church of the Holy Sepulchre (1885). Other than some restoration work, it appears essentially the same today.

The Christian quarter was built around the Church of the Holy Sepulchre which is the heart of the quarter. Around the church there are other churches and monasteries. In general the quarter contains few houses, which are mostly concentrated in the southern-eastern part of the quarter. It contains mostly religious tourists and educational buildings, such as the Lutheran school and St. Pierre school.

Christian buildings stand on much of the quarter. Besides the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the largest site, the Patriarchate of the Greek Orthodox, the Franciscan monastery, San Salvatore and the Latin Patriarchate take up significant areas as well.

The quarter also contains souvenir shops, coffee houses, restaurants and hotels. The shops are concentrated in the market street, David Street, and along the Christian Road. Some of the hotels, such as the Casa Nova hotel and the Greek Catholic hotel, were built by the churches as places for visitors to stay. Others are private hotels.

The quarter contains some small museums, such as the museum of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate. In the southwestern part of the quarter there is a pool called Hezekiah's Pool that was used to store rain water for the area.

In the 19th century, European countries sought to expand their influence in Jerusalem and began constructing several structures in the Christian quarter. The Ottoman authorities attempted to halt European influence and established rules for buying land in the area, but personal interventions from the heads of those countries, including Wilhelm II of Germany and Franz Joseph of Austria, led to construction of some buildings for those countries' religious authorities.

At the end of the 19th century, there was no further free land for development in the Christian Quarter. In the same period, the Suez Canal had opened and many Christians travelled to the Holy Land. This led to intensified competition between the European powers for influence in Jerusalem. France built hospitals, a monastery, and hostels for visitors outside the Old City adjacent to the Christian quarter - an area which became known as the French area. The Russians located themselves in the nearby Russian Compound.

There was a natural desire for easy travel between the Christian Quarter and the new development, but at the time the Old City walls formed a barrier and travellers were forced to take an indirect path through either Jaffa Gate or Nablus Gate. In 1898, the Ottomans accepted the request of the European countries and breached a new gate in the Old City walls, in the area of the new development. The gate was called "The New Gate".

Landmarks[edit]

Churches[edit]

Monasteries[edit]

Mosques[edit]

Markets[edit]

References[edit]

Media related to Christian Quarter, Jerusalem at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 31°46′42.5″N 35°13′45.84″E / 31.778472°N 35.2294000°E / 31.778472; 35.2294000

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