Pinsteps. The Protestant Church of the Holy Savior, Old City of Jerusalem

The Protestant Church of the Holy Savior was built in the late 19th century. Its inauguration was dedicated to the visit of the German Emperor Wilhelm II in 1898. During construction and later during the renovation, the ancient walls of Jerusalem were discovered on the site. These discoverings indicate that the crucifixion of Christ and Calvary was then outside the city walls. Today the church is used by the Protestant communities of the Old City. There are an archeological museum and an observation deck of the bell tower In the church. From the top of the building, there is a beautiful view of the old city and its surroundings. There is an entrance fee to the observation deck. It was clear to the European rulers of the late 19th century that the territories of the Old City were of great value, and great competition had begun between the Russians and the Germans for this plot of land. Russians purchased land nearby and discovered the remains of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher from the Byzantine period.

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Jerusalem Old City Holy Sepulcher and Wailing Wall

The trip takes us from the Jaffa Gate through the Christian Quarter to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. After that, we will visit Golgotha, the stone of anointing, burial, and resurrection, St. Helena Chapel - the site where the Holy cross was found. Further, the route passes through Muristan to the Jewish Quarter, Kardo Street, excavations of the walls of Jerusalem from the time of Jesus, the mosaic of Madaba, the Hurva Synagogue, the Menorah, the panorama of the Olive and Temple Mountains, the Wailing Wall. Finally, we return to the Jaffa Gate through the Muslim Quarter, the monuments of the Mamluk architecture, and the street of David.

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