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Address: Armenian Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel

Located inside the Armenian convent compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, this...

Located inside the Armenian convent compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, this church serves as the quarter’s religious heart and the holiest focal point for Armenians in Israel.

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If you like old churches, don't miss this beautiful church. Built in 11th & 12th century. Worth a look.

St Jame's Cathedral is beautiful church. Originally built in the 11th & 12th centuries. Most of the decorations added in the 18th century. You enter the church through a small... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

St Jame's Cathedral is beautiful church. Originally built in the 11th & 12th centuries. Most of the decorations added in the 18th century. You enter the church through a small courtyard where there is a fountain and some Armenian inscriptions on the west wall dated from 1151. There are lovely murals over the doorways. The interior is stunning. I was... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Walk through Jaffa Gate,turn right,pass the Citadel-Tower of David Museum,in front is Christ Church-The center of London Jewish Society,,and folowing the Police station you enter the Armenian Patrachate Road entering the ARMENIAN Quarter,The Armenian Convent includes the St.James Church,the house of Annas,the residence of the Armenian Patrach,the Seminar,Armenian Library,Pilgrims house and living quarters. Established First or Second Century.The church is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

Stunningly beautiful encaptures the ages and love of upkeeping spiritually moving. Holding the wonders of long ago times historicaly becoming.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

For those with an addiction to old churches, antiquities of religious order and history. Armenia was the first country to become Christian in the old times. The building is beautiful on old stone. Not a disappointment.

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Corona, California, United States
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Reviewed 28 May 2015

The moment you step into this church you're immediately filled with awe at the grandeur. This church has the relics of both Saint James. You can see them to the left as you step into the church. You would be very lucky if you went in their and there was a service. The choir is amazing

Thank John K
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Reviewed 2 January 2015

This church which is in the Armenian Quarter is very ornate and if you visit while the choir is signing you will be haunted by the beauty of their Armenian chants as they are a monastic order of the Armenian Church. The building is perhaps the most ornate in Jerusalem with huge chandeliers and frescos adorning every possible location. Dedicated... More 

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

My wife and I visited Jerusalem in May 2014. The Church of Saint James is nestled within a walled compound in the ancient Armenian quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. The Church of Saint James is dedicated to two martyred saints of that name. Saint James the great, one of the first apostles to follow Jesus, and Saint James... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

if you are one of of those people that say "oh its just another church" then you wont appreciate places like this... every church has its own beauty and the detail here is just beautiful!

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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Dark church adorned by frescoes and hundreds of chandeliers. the male choir sang beautifully during prayer time, the only light came from the singers holding a candle.

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Reviewed 9 December 2013

When me and my girlfriend went to Jerusalem, the Armenian querter was one of the must visit place in our tour. It's open only fron 15:00 to 15:30 each day exept Sunday. I have been to a lot of churches in my life, and this is one of the most beautiful but simple places.

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