It was just 100m east of this gate that the Crusaders breached the city walls on 15 July 1099. The name was derived from a mistaken...
Pool of Bethesda
One of the sunken pools accessed from the rear of the St Anne's Church compound is traditionally thought to be the biblical Pool of...
St Anne’s Church
The finest example of Crusader architecture in Jerusalem, St Anne's was built in 1138 on a site thought to have been the home of Joachim...
El Dorado Café
This locally popular cafe and sweets shop serves excellent lattes, espressos and milkshakes, plus candy imported from Syria. The...
Sultan Suleiman St · interesting places nearby
Rockefeller Museum information
Though overlooked by many visitors to the city, this archaeological museum is well worth a visit. Exhibits date from prehistoric times through to the Middle Ages and are presented chronologically. They include carved 12th-century lintels from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, detailed 8th-century carvings and moldings recovered from Hisham’s Palace near Jericho – don't miss the extraordinary stucco dome from the diwan (Muslim meeting place) – and an exquisite wooden model of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre inlaid with mother-of-pearl.
The distinctive castle-like building was designed by British architect Austen St Barbe Harrison and owes its existence to a gift of US$2 million from the Rockefeller family in 1927. In sore need of restoration, it has an internal courtyard with an ornamental pool and attractive mosaic decoration.