Agay is the central street of the Muslim quarter of the old city. He rises to the Shechem or Damascus gates. Water conduits were laid along this street during the last glorious rebuilding of Jerusalem by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. Water flowed into outdoor pools. Such city fountains were called Sibyls. The sibyl in front of us was created from an old Roman sarcophagus. Nearby is a keykeeper's shop. Probably among his keys can be found keys from the time of the Janissaries.
The trip combines the famous and hidden places of Old Jerusalem. Traditionally, we start at the Jaffa Gate, but soon we will enter a quiet street of the Maronite Church. Further, we will visit the little-known Syrian church of St. Mark, built on Mark's house where the Last Supper of Jesus and his disciples took place. Next, we will pass through the Jewish quarter with its famous Cardo Street, Madaba Map and two synagogues - Hurva and Tipheret. We will also visit the Institute of the Temple, which tells in great detail about objects in the Jerusalem Temple. Next, the synagogue at the Western Wall will show us the rare pillars of the ancient bridge that were the entrance portal to the Temple Mount. Further, we will walk through the Muslim quarter and talk about the city's water supply system and its open street fountains - sibyls. Finally, after visiting the fifth, sixth and seventh stops of the Via Dolorosa, we will complete our trip in the Ethiopian village on the roof of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.