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CHRISTIAN PLACES IN JERUSALEM

(Sanctuaries under the care of the Custody of the Holy Land are marked CTS)

OPENING HOURS 

Armenian Cathedral of Saint James

Tel: 02 628 2331

Monday through Friday & Sunday 6:30 - 7:30

Daily 15:00 - 15:40 Saturday 6:30 - 9:30

Ascension Sanctuary - Mount of Olives

mobile: 050 678 0671 Entrance Fee: 5 ILS

8:00 - 17:00

Augusta Victoria (Tower of the Ascension) Entrance 5 NIS 

Tel: 02 628 7704

Monday through Saturday 8:30 - 13:00

Sunday closed; closed December 24-26

Ain Karem - Gorinsky Convent

(Entrance from Hadassa Gate) Tel: 02 641 2887

Summer 10:00 - 13:00 / 15:30 - 18:00

Winter 10:00 - 12:00 / 15:00 - 17:00

Closed Sundays & Christian Orthodox 

Ain Karem - Basilica of the Visitation (CTS)

Tel: 02 641 7291

8:00 - 11:45 / 14:30 - 17:00

Closed Yom Kippur

Ain Karem - Saint John the Baptist Ba Harim (CTS)

Tel: 02 632 3000

Summer 9:00 - 17:45

Winter 9:00 - 16:45

Closed Yom Kippur

Ain Karem - Saint John in the Desert (CTS)

Tel: 02 641 6715

8:00 - 17:00

Closed Yom Kippur

Basilica of the Agony - Gethsemane (CTS) & Grotto of the Apostles

Tel: 02 626 6444

Summer 8:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 18:00

Winter 8:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 17:00

Gethsemane - Tomb of Mary

Tel: 02 628 4054

Summer 6:00 - 12:00 / 14:30 - 17:00

Winter 5:00 - 12:00 / 14:30 - 17:00

Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher (CTS)

Tel: 02 626 7011

Summer 5:00 - 20:45

Sep: 5:00 - 20:30 / Oct: 5:00 - 20:00

Winter 4:00 - 19:45 

Special opening hours during Christian feasts

Basilica of Saint Anne & Pool of Bethesda

Tel: 02 628 3285 Entrance fee: 10 ILS Students: 8 ILS

E-mail: bethesda.eleona_accounts@yahoo.com

8:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 17:00

Basilica of Saint Stephen

Tel: 02 626 4468/9

Ring the bell

Bethany - Church of Saint Lazarus (CTS)

Tel: 02 279 9291

 

8:00 - 18:00 Summer

8:00 - 17:00 Winter

 

Bethpage Church (CTS)

Tel: 02 628 4352

8:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 17:00

Cenacle - Upper Room or Room of the Last Supper 

8:00 - 18:00 Closed Yom Kippur

Franciscan Cenacle - Ad Sanctum Coenaculum (CTS)

Tel: 02 620 9900

Monday through Saturday

8:00 - 12:00 / 14:30 - 17:45 Summer

8:00 - 12:00 / 14:30 - 16:45 Winter

Sunday opens at 9:00

Christ Church Museum

Tel: 02 627 7727

10:00 - 17:00

Christian Information Center (CTS) cicinfo@cicts.org 

Exhibition: The Experience of Resurrection exhibition@cicts.org

Tel: 02 627 2692

Monday - Saturday 9:00 - 17:00

Closed on Sunday and some Christian Holidays

General viewing of the Exhibition at 9:30 & 15:45 or groups by reservation. Call or email to schedule.

Franciscan Pilgrims Office (FPO) fpo@cicts.org 

Tel: 02 627 2697

Monday - Friday 9:00 - 13:00
Closed on Saturday, Sunday and some Christian Holidays

Church of Saint Mark - Syriac Orthodox

Tel: 02 628 3304 Mobile: 054 714 4834

Monday - Saturday 8:00 - 16:00

Closed Sunday

Church of Saint Mary Magdalene - Mount of Olives

Tel: 02 628 4371

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10:00 - 12:00 pm

Church of Pater Noster & Eleona (Mount of Olives)

Tel: 02 626 4904 Entrance: 10 ILS Students: 8 ILS

8:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 17:00

Closed Sunday, Christmas & New Year

Church of Saint Alexander Nevsky (Judgement Gate)

Tel: 02 627 4952 Entrance: 5 ILS

9:00 - 18:00

Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu

Tel: 02 673 1739 Entrance fee: 10 ILS

www.stpeter-gallicantu.org 

8:30 - 17:00

Closed Sunday

Dominus Flevit (CTS) - Mount of Olives

Tel: 02 626 6450/56

Monday - Thursday, Saturday 8:30 - 17:00

Friday & Sunday 8:30 11:50 / 14:00 - 17:00 

Dormition Abbey (Mount Zion)

Tel: 02 565 5303

E-mail: abtei@dormitio.net

www.dormitio.net

Temporarily closed due to renovation

Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 - 14:00

Sunday 12:00 - 17:30

Closed Monday

Ecce Homo - Lithostrotos

Tel: 02 627 7292 Entrance Fee: 10 ILS Students: 6 ILS

8:00 - 17:00

Flagellation Chapel (CTS)

Tel: 02 627 0444

 

Terra Sancta Museum (CTS)

Tel: 02 627 1165

8:00 - 18:00 Summer

8:00 - 17:00 Winter

 

8:00 - 18:00 Summer

8:00 - 17:00 Winter

Garden Tomb

Tel: 02 539 8100 www.gardentomb.org 

8:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 17:00

Closed Sunday & Monday

Group reservations preferred

Holy Trinity Cathedral - Russian Compound

Tel: 02 625 2565

Tuesday - Thursday 9:00-13:00/15:00-18:00 (winter 17:00)

Friday 9:00-13:00 / 16:30 - 18:00 (winter 17:00)

Saturday 7:30 - 13:00 / 16:00 - 19:15 (winter 18:15)

Sunday 8:30 - 13:00

Closed Monday & Yom Kippur

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer & Tower

Tel: 02 626 6800 Entrance to Tower & Museum: 15 ILS

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Closed Sunday, Monday & Closed Yom Kippur

Monastery of the Cross

Tel: 02 646 0966 Mobile: 054 242 1176

10:00 - 17:00 Summer Requires prior reservation

10:00 - 16:00 Winter Requires prior reservation

Closed Sunday & Yom Kippur

Russian Church of Ascension - Mt. of Olives

Tel: 02 628 4373

Monday -Saturday 9:00 - 12:30 / 14:00 - 16:00

(Please note that the monastery does not change the clock for daylight savings time!)

Sunday closed

Saint Onumphrius Monasery (Hakeldama)

Tel: 050-531 5530

Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 - 12:00 / 16:00 - 19:00 Summer

Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 - 12:00 / 15:00 - 17:00 Winter

Reservations required prior to your visit

Closed on Christian Orthodox feasts

CHRISTIAN PLACES OUTSIDE JERUSALEM   

Abu Gosh - Church of the Resurrection

Tel: 02 534 2798

8:00 - 11:00 / 14:30 - 17:00

Closed Sunday & Christian feasts

Acre - Church of John the Baptist (CTS)

Tel: 04 9919564 Fax: 04 991 2910

 

Reservations required prior to visiting

Bethlehem - Basilica of the Nativity (CTS)

Tel: 02 274 2400

6:30 - 19:00 Summer

Sunday morning the Grotto is closed

5:30 - 17:00 Winter

Sunday morning the Grotto is closed

Bethlehem - Church of Saint Catherine (CTS)

Tel: 02 274 2425

6:00 - 19:00 Summer / 5:30 - 17:00 Winter

Bethlehem - Milk Grotto (CTS)

Tel: 02 274 3867

8:00 - 17:00 / Sun 8:00-11:45 / 14:00-17:00

Closed on many Catholic Feasts - call in advance

Beit Sahour (Bethlehem area) - Shepherds' Field (CTS)

Tel: 02 275 4460

Monday - Saturday 8:00 - 17.00

Sunday 8:00 - 11:30 / 14:00 - 17:00

Cana Church of the First Miracle (Wedding Church) (CTS)

Tel: 04 651 7011

Monday through Saturday 8:00 - 17:30

Sunday 12:00 - 17:30

Emmaus - Nicopolis 

Tel: 08 925 6940 / 052 356 2071

Monday through Saturday

8:30 - 12:00 / 14:30 - 17:00 Winter

8:30 - 12:00 / 14:30 - 17:30  Summer

Sunday closed (opening for prayer reserved ahead)

Emmaus - Qubeibeh (CTS)

Tel: 02 247 3612

8:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 16:00

Sunday closed

 

 

Capernaum (CTS)

Tel: 04 672 1059

9:00 - 16:45

Closed Yom Kippur & Christmas Day

Jaffa - Church of Saint Peter (CTS)

Tel: 03 682 2871

Monday through Friday 8:00 - 11:45 / 15:00 - 17:00

Saturday & Sunday 9:00 - 11:45 / 15:00 - 17:00

Jacob's Well - Nablus

Tel: 09 231 3123

8:00 -12:00 / 2:00 - 16:00

Magdala

(1st Century Town of Mary Magdalene - Archaeological Park)

Telefax: 04 620 9900

8:00 - 18:00

Mar Saba Monastery (men only)

Tel: 02 276 2915

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 9:00 - 13:00 

Monastery of Saint Euthymios (archeological site)

Tel: 02 633 8230

Only for groups 8:00 - 12:00 (noon)

Reservations required prior to visiting

Email: good-shomroni@npa.org.il

Monastery of Saint Gerasimus - Deir Hijlah

Tel: 02 994 3038

8:00 - 19:00

Monastery of Saint Martyrius (archeological site)

Tel: 02 633 8230

For Individuals: Friday 9:00 - 13:00

For groups: call few days ahead to visit on any day

Offer guide for free

Email: good-shomroni@npa.org.il

Monastery of the Shepherds - Beit Sahour (Greek Orthodox)

Tel: 02 277 3135

9:00 - 14:00 

Mount of Beatitudes Church (Guesthouse & Restaurant)

Tel: 04 671 1200

8:00 - 11:45 / 14:00 - 16:45

Guesthouse & Restaurant reservations, please email: ospbeat@netvision.net.il

Mount Carmel "Stella Maris" Monastery

Tel: 04 833 7758

The shrine will be closed from 3-24 October.

After 24 October, there will be limited entrance due to restoration. Please phone first.

6:00 - 12:00 / 15:00 - 18:00

Mount Tabor (CTS)

Tel: 04 662 0720

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 17:00  

Saturday & Sunday 8:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 17:00

Muhraqa - Sacrifice of Elijah

Tel: 04 836 7269

Entrance Fee: 5 NIS (cash only)

Thursday through Saturday 10:00 - 16:30 (last entry at 16:15)

Sunday 10:00 - 12:00pm (last entry at 11:45)

To request a visit outside of current opening hours (only for groups),

send an email or call a day prior to your visit:

Email: muhraka2000@hotmail.com

Tel: 04 836 7269

Mob: 054 927 0795

Nain - Resurrection of the son of the widow (CTS)

Please call a day prior to your visit

Mob: 054 437 9765

Nazareth- Basilica of the Annunciation & Church of Saint Joseph (CTS)
Tel: 04 657 2501

8:00 - 17:00 

Nazareth - Saint Gabriel (well)

7:00 - 11:00

Nazareth Village 

9:00 - 17:00 

Sunday closed

Reservations required prior to visiting

Qyriat Yearim - N. D. Arche d'Alliance

Tel: 02 534 2818

Monday through Saturday

8:30 - 11:30 / 14:30 - 17:00

Sunday closed

Tabgha - Church of Multiplication of Loaves & Fish

Tel: 04 667 8100

Monday through Friday 8:00 - 15:45

Saturday 8:00 - 14:45

Sunday closed

Tabgha - Primacy of Saint Peter (CTS)

Tel: 04 672 4767

8:00 - 12:00 (last entry at 11:40)

14:00 - 17:00 (last entry at 16:40)

Closed Yom Kippur & Christmas Day

Tiberias - Church of Saint Peter (CTS)

Tel: 04 6720516

Tuesday through Saturday 9:00-12:30/15:00-18:00

Monday closed

Sunday by reservation (email: tiberias@koinoniagb.org)

PLACES OF GENERAL INTEREST IN JERUSALEM  

Temple Mount

Tel: 02 622 6250

Sunday through Thursday 7:00 - 10:30 / 13:30 - 14:30

Bible Lands Museum - Givat Ram

Tel: 02 561 1066

Sun - Tue & Thu 9:30 - 17:00

Wednesday 9:00 - 20:00

Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Botanical Gardens (University) - Givat Ram 

Tel: 02 679 4012

Sunday through Thursday 9:00 - 17:00 

 Friday 9:00 - 14:00

Saturday 9:00 - 17:00

Burnt House Museum - Old City 

Tel: 02 626 5906

Monday through Thursday 9:00 18:00 

Friday 9:00 - 13:00 

City of David

Tel: 02 626 8700 / *6033

Sunday through Thursday 9:00 - 19:00 

Friday 8:00 - 16:00 

Hechal Shlomo - Jewish Art Museum

Tel: 02 588 9007

Sunday through Thursday 9:00 - 15:00

Hurva Synagogue - Jewish Quarter 

Tel: 02 626 5906 / *4748

Sunday through Thursday 9:00 - 17:00   

Friday & Holiday Eves 9:00 - 13:00

Islamic Art Museum

Tel: 02 566 1291/2

Tuesday through Thursday 10:00 - 15:00 

Friday & Saturday 10:00 - 14:00 

Israel Museum /Shrine of the Book /Model of Ancient Jerusalem

Tel: 02 670 8811

Tuesday 9:00 - 16:00 

Wed, Thu & Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Jerusalem Archaeological Park - Davidson Center (Ophel)

Tel: *6033

Sunday through Thursday 8:00 - 18:00

Friday 8:00 - 14:00

Museum of Underground Prisoners

Tel: 02 623 3166

Sunday through Thursday 9:00 - 17:00

Old City Train - Jaffa Gate

Tel: 077 996 6726

Sunday through Thursday 10:00 - 17:00   

Friday 10:00 - 14:00

Ramparts Walk

Tel: 02 627 7550

South 9:00 -17:00, Friday 9:00 - 14:00 

North 9:00 - 17:00, Friday closed

Rockefeller Museum

Tel: 02 628 2251

Sun, Mon, Wed & Thu: 10:00 - 15:00

Sat 10:00 - 14:00

Tue & Fri closed

The Jerusalem Zoo

Tel: 02 657 0111

Sunday through Thursday 9:00 - 17:00 

Friday 9:00 - 16:00 

Saturday 10:00 - 17:00 

Tomb of the Prophets - Mount of Olives

Mobile: 054-698 7688

 

Tower of David Museum 

Tel: 02 626 5333 /10 / *2884

Mon, Wed & Sat 10:00 - 16:00

Thursday 10:00 - 18:00

Friday 10:00 - 14:00

Yad Vashem

Tel: 02 644 3802

8:00 - 12:00
PLACES OF GENERAL INTEREST OUTSIDE JERUSALEM  

Akko - Hospittaler Fortress 

Tel: 04 995 6706

Sunday through Thursday 8:30 - 17:00 

Friday 8:30 - 14:00

Banias / Caesarea Philippi

Tel: 04 690 2577

Saturday through Thursday 8:00 16:00 

Friday 8:00 - 15:00

(last entry one hour before closing)

Baptismal Site - Qasr al Yahud, Jericho

Tel: 02 650 4844

8:00-17:00

Friday & holiday eves 8:00 -16:00

(last entry one hour before closing)

Bet Shemesh - Soreq Caves (Stalactite)

Tel: 02 991 1117

Saturday through Thursday 8:00 - 16:00

Friday 8:00 - 15:00

(last entry one hour before closing)

Jewish New Year, Passover and Yom Kippur 8:00 - 12:00

Eilat - Underwater Observatory 

Tel: 08 636 4200

9:00 - 16:00 

Jericho - Elisha's Spring 

Tel: 02 232 2637

Open 24/7

Jericho - Hisham Palace

Tel: 02 232 2522

Open 24/7

Masada - National Park

Tel: 08 658 4207/8

8:00 - 17:00 

Friday 8:00 - 16:00

(last entry one hour before closing)

Neot Kedumin - Biblical Landscape Reserve

Tel: 08 977 0777

Sunday through Thursday 8:30 - 16:00 

Friday 8:30 - 13:00 

Qumran - National Park, Dead Sea Scrolls 

Tel: 02 994 2235

8:00 - 17:00

Friday 8:00 -16:00

(last entry one hour before closing)

Rosh Hanikra Grottos

Tel: 073 271 0100

8:00 - 16:00

(last entry one hour before closing)

The Inn of the Good Samaritan 

Tel: 02 633 8230

Monday through Thursday 8:00 17:00 

Friday 8:00 - 16:00

(last entry one hour before closing)