Jerusalem City Trip 5th part; Inside the Old City

8-days Pinoy solo backpacking in Winter Israel
November 02 to November 10, 2013


The Old City is a 0.9 square kilometers (0.35 sq mi) walled area within the modern city of Jerusalem. The Old City is home to several sites of key religious importance: the Temple Mount and its Western Wall for Jews, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for Christians, and the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque for Muslims. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site List in 1981. Traditionally, the Old City has been divided into four uneven quarters, Muslim Quarter, Christian Quarter, Jewish Quarter and the Armenian Quarter. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_City_%28Jerusalem%29
 
Muslim Quarter is the largest and most populous of the four quarters extending from the Lions' Gate in east, along the wall of the Temple Mount in the south, to the Damascus Gate route in west. Christian Quarter extending from the New Gate in the north, along the western wall of the Old City as far as the Jaffa Gate - Western Wall route in the south, bordering on the Jewish and Armenian Quarters, as far as the Damascus Gate in the east, where it borders on the Muslim Quarter. The quarter contains the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Christianity's holiest place. Armenian Quarter is the smallest of the four quarters of the Old City. Although the Armenians are Christian, the Armenian Quarter is distinct from the Christian Quarter and their Patriarchate remain staunchly independent and form a vigorous presence in the Old City. Jewish Quarter stretches from the Zion Gate in the south, along the Armenian Quarter on the west, up to the Cardo in the north and extends to the Western Wall and the Temple Mount in the east. The quarter has had a rich history, with a nearly continual Jewish presence since the eighth century BCE.

Muslim Quarter (Dome of the Rock, photographed from David's Tower)

Muslim Quarter (Dome of the Rock, photographed from Mount Olives)

Muslim Quarter (Via Dolorosa Station of the Cross)

Muslim Quarter (Jerusalem Archaeological Site)


Christian Quarter (Church of the Holy Sepulcher)


Christian Quarter (Church of the Holy Sepulcher)

Christian Quarter (Church of the Holy Sepulcher)

Jewish Quarter (Western Wall by day)

Jewish Quarter (Western Wall by day)

Jewish Quarter (Western Wall at night)

Jewish Quarter (Western Wall at night)

Armenian Quarter (King David Tower)

Armenian Quarter (King David Tower)

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