Jerusalem is home to the most important sites in Christianity. It was here that Christ spent the last week of his life, Passion Week, and where he was crucified. Christian visitors to the City of Gold are spoilt for choice in the many Biblical locations and magnificent churches such as the Russian Orthodox Church of Mary Magdalene and the Church of All Nations. The top Christian sites in Jerusalem are within the Old City walls.
On a Jerusalem Old City Tour, you can explore the Jewish, Muslim, Armenian, and Christian Quarters. Take a walk along the Via Dolorosa, the route followed by Jesus as he carried his cross towards Golgotha. Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the most sacred Christian site in Jerusalem. Here, within the Holy Sepulcher, are the last Stations of the Cross including the place where Christ was crucified and Christ’s burial tomb.
Just beyond the Old City walls is Mount Zion where there are several other Christian landmarks. Mount Zion is home to the Tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper, and the Dormition Abbey. If you’re interested in discovering places Jesus visited in Jerusalem, join the Jerusalem in the Footsteps of Jesus Tour.
On one of these comprehensive tours, you’ll not only see Christian sites within the Old City but also the churches on the Mount of Olives, like the Dominus Flevit Church and the Chapel of the Ascension. This tour includes a stop at the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus was arrested on the eve of his crucifixion, and at the Pools of Bethesda where Jesus miraculously cured a paralyzed man.
If you’re want to explore Biblical locations in Jerusalem as well as seeing where Jesus was born, then take the Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour. On this tour, you get to see the top Christian locations in Jerusalem as well as the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem.
Jerusalem is a magical city, rich with places of worship, and steeped in Christian traditions. Wherever you look there are reminders that Biblical events unfolded here. Pilgrims can walk along the stone-paved lanes of the Old City, and imagine Jesus walked along these same lanes 2,000 years ago.