"Armenian Quarter" Top 5 Page for this destination The Quarters Tip by jadedmuse

The Quarters, Jerusalem: 47 reviews and 117 photos


This is the first quarter you'll pass through if you enter Jaffa Gate and make a right hand turn down the Armenian Orthodoxy Patriarchate Road.

The Armenian Quarter is an important source of pride to Armenians because the King of Armenia (kingdom of which has been long gone since the 4th century AD) was the first king to acknowledge Christianity and decree it as his nation's religion; thus they established their presence in Jerusalem immediately following that, and it's been their spiritual capital so to speak, ever since.

It's pretty insular and aside from the Armenian Tavern (see my restaurant tips) and Vic's Armenian Studio (see my shopping tips), this quarter is otherwise mostly residential.

I would say this quarter is also the spot from which you exit through Zion Gate to get to Mt. Zion (Dormition Abby, Christian Cemetery, St. Peter's Church, etc).

Directions: Old City Jerusalem

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  • Updated Mar 23, 2008
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