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Christian Places in Jerusalem Opening Hours 
Augusta Victoria (Tower of the Ascension)

Monday through Saturday 8:00 - 13:00

Sunday closed

Basilica of Gethsemane

9:00 - 12:00

Monday closed

Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher 5:00 - 21:00
Basilica of Saint Stephen Ring the bell
Bethany - Church of Saint Lazarus 8:00 - 5:00 pm
Bethfage Church

Tuesday through Sunday 9:00 - 12:00pm

Monday closed

Cenacle - Last Supper Room

8:00 - 18:00

Cenacolino (Franciscan Cenacle)

Monday through Saturday 8:00 - 12:00pm / 14:30 - 17:45

Sunday 9:00 -12 / 15:00 - 17:45

Christian Information Center

 

 

 

 

Franciscan Pilgrims Office (FPO)

For inquiries, please contact:

cicinfo@cicts.org

or

02 627 2692 Monday through Friday 9:00 - 16:00

 

By Phone from 9:00 - 12:00 pm Monday through Friday

02 627 2697 

Church of Pater Noster - Eleona (Mount of Olives)

 

8:00 - 12:00 pm

Sunday closed

Church of Mary Magdalene Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10:00 - 12:00pm

Church of Saint Alexander Nevsky

(Judgement Gate)

9:00 - 18:00
Church of Saint Anne & Pool of Bethesda

8:00 - 12:00 pm

Sunday closed

Dominus Flevit  8:00 - 12:00
Dormition Abbey (Mount Zion)

(Temporarily closed due to renovation)

Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 - 14:00

Sunday 12:00 - 17:30

Monday closed

Ain Karem - Church of Visitation 

9:00 - 12:00 pm

Monday closed

Ain Karem - Saint John the Baptist

9:00 - 12:00 pm

Monday closed

Ain Karem - Saint John in the Desert

9:00 - 12:00 pm

Monday closed

Flagellation (Chapel of Condemnation only)

Terra Sancta Museum

Saturday through Thursday 8:00 - 14:00

Saturday through Thursday 8:00 -14:00

Friday 8:00 - 12:00 pm

Garden Tomb

Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 - 12:00

Sunday & Monday closed

Holy Trinity Cathedral - Russian Compound

Tuesday through Thursday 9:00-13:00/15:00-17:00

Friday 9:00-13:00

Saturday 10:00-13:00 / 16:00 - 19:15

Sunday 11:00-14:00

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer & Tower

Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 - 15:30

Sunday & Monday closed

Monastery of the Cross

Saturday only 10:00 - 12:00pm

(Please call & make arrangements for other days at

02 646 0966 / 054 242 1176) 

Russian Church of Ascension - Mt. of Olives

Monday through Saturday 9:30 - 13:30

Sunday closed

Saint Peter in Gallicantu

Monday through Saturday 8:30 - 17:30

Ring the bell

Tomb of Mary - Gethsemane 7:00 - 12:15
   
Christian Places Outside Jerusalem   
Bethlehem - Basilica of the Nativity

Sunday through Thursday 10:00 - 16:00

(Sunday morning the Grotto is closed)

Saturday 13:00 - 16:00

Friday closed

Bethlehem - Church of Saint Catherine 10:00 -16:00
Bethlehem - Shepherd's Field

Tuesday through Sunday 9:00 - 12:00

Monday closed

Bethlehem - Milk Grotto 

8:00 - 11:00

Emmaus - Nicopolis 

Monday through Friday 8:30 - 12:00 / 14:30 - 17:30   

Saturday 8:30 - 17:00

Sunday closed

Cana Wedding Church

Monday through Saturday 9:00 - 12:00

Sunday closed

Capernaum

9:00 - 12:00 pm

Monday closed

Jaffa - Church of Saint Peter 9:00 - 11:45 / 15:00 - 17:00 
Jacob's Well - Nablus 8:00 -12:00 / 2:00 - 16:00

Magdala

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

9:00 -18:00

Mar Saba Monastery (men only) Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 9:00 - 13:00 
Monastery of Saint Euthymios (archeological site)

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 7:00 - 19:00
Monastery of Saint Martyrius (archeological site)

Only for groups 8:00 - 17:00

Reservations required prior to visiting

Email: good-shomroni@npa.org.il

Monastery of the Shepherds - Beit Sahour 9:00 - 14:00 
Mount of Beatitudes Church (Guesthouse & Restaurant)

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

(Guesthouse & Restaurant reservations, please

email: ospbeat@netvision.net.il)

 

Mount Carmel "Stella Maris" Monastery 6:00 - 12:00 / 15:00 - 18:00
Mount Tabor

9:00 - 12:00pm

Sunday closed

Muhraqa - Sacrifice of Elijah

Monday through Saturday 10:00 - 16:15

Sunday 10:00 - 12:00pm

Nazareth- Basilica of the Annunciation

8:00 - 17:00 (Grotto only)

Monday closed

Nazareth - Saint Gabriel (well) 7:00 -11:00
Qyriat Yearim - N. D. Arche d'Alliance

Monday through Saturday

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

Sunday closed

Saint Gerasimus Monastery - Deir Hijlah  8:00 - 18:00
Tabgha - Church of Multiplication of Loaves & Fish

Tuesday through Thursday 9:00 - 14:00

Friday & Saturday 9:00 - 14:45

Sunday & Monday closed

Tabgha - Primacy

Tuesday - Sunday 9:00 - 12:00 pm

Monday closed

   
Places of General Interest in Jerusalem  
Temple Mount Sunday through Thursday 7:00 - 10:30 / 13:30 - 14:30
Bible Lands Museum - Givat Ram

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

Wednesday 9:00 - 20:00

Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Botanical Gardens (University) - Givat Ram 

Sunday through Thursday 9:00 - 17:00 

 Friday 9:00 - 14:00

Saturday 9:00 - 17:00

Burnt House Museum - Old City 

Monday through Thursday 9:00 18:00 

Friday 9:00 - 13:00 

City of David 

Sunday through Thursday 9:00 - 19:00 

Friday 8:00 - 16:00 

Hechal Shlomo - Jewish Art Museum Sunday through Thursday 9:00 - 15:00
Hurva Synagogue - Jewish Quarter 

Sunday through Thursday 9:00 - 17:00   

Friday & Holiday Eves 9:00 - 13:00

Islamic Art Museum

Tuesday through Thursday 10:00 - 15:00 

Friday & Saturday 10:00 - 14:00 

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

Tuesday 9:00 - 16:00 

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

Jerusalem Archaeological Park - Davidson Center

Sunday through Thursday 8:00 - 18:00

Friday  8:00 - 14:00

Museum of Underground Prisoners 9:00 - 17:00
Old City Train - Jaffa Gate

Sunday through Thursday 10:00 - 17:00   

Friday 10:00 - 14:00

Ramparts Walk

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

 North 9:00 - 17:00, Friday closed

Rockefeller Museum Wed, Thu & Sat 10:00 - 15:00
The Jerusalem Zoo

Sunday through Thursday 9:00 17:00 

Friday 9:00 - 16:00 

Saturday 10:00 - 17:00 

Tower of David Museum 

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

Thursday 10:00 - 18:00

Friday 10:00 - 14:00

Museum of Underground Prisoners Sunday through Thursday 9:00 - 17:00
Yad Vashem

Sunday through Thursday 9:00 - 16:00

Friday & holiday eves 9:00 - 13:00

   
Places of General Interest Outside Jerusalem  
Akko - Hospittaler Fortress 

Sunday through Thursday 8:30:00 - 17:00 

Friday 8:30:00 -14:00

Banias / Caesarea Philippi

Saturday through Thursday 8:00 16:00 

Friday 8:00 - 15:00

(last entry one hour before closing)

Baptismal Site - Qasr al Yahud, Jericho

8:00-17:00

Friday & holiday eves 8:00 -16:00

(last entry one hour before closing)

Bet Shemesh - Soreq Caves (Stalactite)

Saturday through Thursday 8:00 - 17:00 

Friday 8:00 - 16:00

(last entry one hour before closing)

Eilat - Underwater Observatory  9:00 - 16:00 
Jericho - Elisha's Spring  Open 24/7
Jericho - Hisham Palace

8:00 - 18:00

Friday closed

Masada - National Park

8:00 - 17:00 

Friday 8:00 - 16:00

(last entry one hour before closing)

Neot Kedumin - Biblical Landscape Reserve

Sunday through Thursday 8:30 - 16:00 

Friday 8:30 - 13:00 

Qumran - National Park, Dead Sea Scrolls 

8:00 - 17:00

Friday 8:00 -16:00

(last entry one hour before closing)

Rosh Hanikra Grottos

8:00 - 16:00

(last entry one hour before closing)

The Inn of the Good Samaritan 

Monday through Thursday 8:00 17:00 

Friday 8:00 - 16:00

(last entry one hour before closing)