Church of the Holy Sepulchre
While the Dome of the Rock glistens and the Western Wall wails, the holiest Christian site in the Old City, the Church of the Holy...
St Alexander’s Church
On a corner just east of the Holy Sepulchre, St Alexander’s Church is the home of the Russian mission in exile. The attraction for...
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
Dominating the Old City skyline with its tall white tower, the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer was built in 1898 on the site of the...
The four brothers that run this place went all out to make it a classy little setting. It has a long drinks menu but meals are also...
A 400-year-old building and former workshop, Amigo Emil has been chiselled down to the bare stone foundations and decorated with...
Ethiopian Monastery information
Located on the northwestern corner of the Holy Sepulchre complex, the Ethiopian Monastery houses a few monks who live among the ruins of a medieval cloister erected by the Crusaders where Constantine’s basilica had been previously. The cupola in the middle of the roof section admits light to St Helena’s crypt below. Once inside you may find monks and nuns praying or prostrating. Around the walls are paintings of Ethiopian saints, the Holy Family and the Queen of Sheba during her visit to Jerusalem. It was during this visit that the Queen of Sheba, together with King Solomon, produced heirs to both royal houses, one of whom (according to Ethiopian legend) brought the Ark of the Covenant to Ethiopia.