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“One of the poorest”
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“One of the poorest”
Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

Probably the less significant of the four quarters.
Nothing much I can say about this area but its quite dirty and of lower significance than the other three.

Visited May 2014
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“some tips”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

It's a good place to eat on Passover, when most restaurants are closed. Also note that you can get delicious coffee with cardamon in any armenian restaurant.

Visited April 2014
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Novosibirsk, Russia
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“Definitely recommended!”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Walked thru Armenian Quarter twice - once on our way from Jaffa Gate to Zion, during daytime; then while returning from Western Wall on Shabbat night (even more charming in the dark, relaxed and absolutely safe). It is as unique and inimitable as the other three Old City quarters, so don't pretend you have visited the Old City if you didn't see the Armenian! Besides it is serene and quiet unlike the bubbling Muslim Quarter market, so if you want to get to the Jewish Quarter and Western Wall from Jaffa Gate and have already experienced the Muslim - go thru Armenian.

Visited October 2013
2 Thank Lev M
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“Family Trip to Jerusalem!”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

We had a family Trip to Jerusalem!
don't miss the Armenian Quarter.
The old pillar are impressive!
Lovely place.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Nicky F
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London, United Kingdom
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“Quiet and low-key”
Reviewed 22 May 2013

Background: The Armenian Quarter is one of four quarters in the walled Old City Jerusalem, extending from Jaffa Gate to the west and circles the SW corner of the Old City until Zion Gate on the south. Occupying the SW corner of the Old City, in an area called Mt Zion, it is bordered on the north by the Christian Quarter and to the east by the Jewish Quarter.

The Armenian Quarter is believed to have its beginnings in the 4th century A.D., when a small group of monks and pilgrims settled in the area in order to be near the Upper Room, a building on Mount Zion traditionally considered the gathering place of the early Christians. The current St. James Cathedral is believed to be on this site. The Armenian Quarter began to take shape just prior to the Crusader period, when Armenians settled in appreciable numbers in the vicinity of St. James Cathedral. In modern times, the quarter was the victim of damge from the 1967 war between Israel and Jordan. It is feared that the Armenian Quarter is in danger of shrinking in the coming years.

Apart from St James Cathedral, the neighbourhood consists of a few more churches (Armenian Patriarchate), private homes, galleries and shops (Vic's Art) and restaurants (Bhoulgari Restaurant, Armenian Tavern, Armenian Restaurant).

Verdict: The Armenian Quarter is a quiet, low-key neighborhood, whose locals keep to themselves. It is still on the maps of Jerusalem; but its future seems to be bleak. The fact that it is adjacent to the Jewish Quarter in the east does not help much. I fear it may be annexed by the other quarters. Go and visit before they do. Recommended. Grade A.

Visited June 2012
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