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Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu

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Address: Village of Silwan, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: +972 2-673-1739
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A cockerell shows you the way

As with all holy places in Israel, ladies' shoulders must be covered and shorts or skirts must be below the knee. This is a Roman Catholic church on the slope of Mount Zion just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bexley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As with all holy places in Israel, ladies' shoulders must be covered and shorts or skirts must be below the knee. This is a Roman Catholic church on the slope of Mount Zion just outside the Old City of Jerusalem. On the approach to the church is a picture of a cockerell as this church takes it name from when... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the smaller churches we encountered on our trip, but definitely worth a visit as it has a wonderful charm to it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Impressively built accenting the remains of architecture of the past. Notice the iron doors upon your entrance to the church. The ceiling has beautiful stained glass. This church has many nooks and crannies to explore. Excellent views from various spots around the property. Gallicantu means cocks crow in Latin. A well stocked gift shop, clean bathrooms and small cafe are... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The dungeon brings to you the psychological trauma our Lord went through when He was kept there. All alone. Yes, the Bible is placed on the Lectern there so you can read Psalm 88 which captured His suffering. It is a place of prayer, a place to learn what soberness means. History blended with architecture. I wholly recommend this site... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The pictures and sculptures are beautiful. The underground caves and stain windows are very very very beautiful. The door to the church is very interesting and pleasing to look at.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Outside the Saladin Walls of the Old City, five minutes down to the Sion Gate, one can find a place of profound spirituality: the Roman Catholic Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu. This religious complex is composed mainly by the recent church (with a chapel of the Holy Sacrament inside), but also a wonderful belvedere on the ancient City of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This beautiful church is thought sincerely to be Caiaphus' house. Caiaphus was the high priest at the time of Jesus. Jesus would have been arrested almost directly across the Kidron Valley on the Mount of Olives, and brought to the very steps that run beside the church. [You used to be able to walk up the steps but they have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu is located on an Eastern slope of mount Zion, overlooking the walled city of Jerusalem. It was built in 457 AD. The word "Gallicantu" in Latin means "Cocks Crow". The church is located on the spot where the palace of the high priest Caiaphus stood. This is where Jesus was brought soon after... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Here is Caiaphas, the High Priest's House. The Steps, believed to be first century are the ones Jesus is most likely to have walked up after being arrested in Gethsemane. The prison 'pit' the one where he most likely had been held awaiting trial. Also, outside, there is a viewing terrace where can see the whole story of the passion... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

The new church is impressive , but what is most moving is realizing that this is the prison that Jesus spent the night in and that he was dragged down the stairs after being caught in the garden

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