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“Interesting Church ”

Church of Saint Alexander Nevskiy
Ranked #115 of 259 things to do in Jerusalem
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

This Russian church contain part of one of the old gates of the ancient city of Jerusalem and this arcade/gate has been used by our Lord Jesus Christ
The Church is a Russian with an iconostasis full of icons and crosses
Behind the iconostasis some stairs and a huge cross stands inside the arcade to mark the place that Jesus used to go in and out the city
A very small fee is asked to be pay on the entrance
Nice place quite and peaceful
Few meters from holy sepulchre in the Christian quarter in the middle of the souk

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank 330antoined
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

The staff is very polite, but being a relatively new church, i don't know if it worth the ticket to enter.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Levi_Jonatas
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

The Church is located near the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. To enter into the Church visitors must be dressed decently. Female visitors must use a scarf. The Church is not very large so often overlooked when visits to this area. This church is the Church of ortodox and can not enter for everyone. In this church there are many paintings of Jesus Christ which is mounted on the wall. The Church is not very large but quite meaningless if you visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank tepas2000
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

From the outside, it appears to be a simple plain building. Something barely noticeable where it not for the fact that it's practically next to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.To forgo a visit to this church really would be like judging a book by it's cover. It's simple exterior belies an interior decorated with wonderful religious art.

There's also a bit of amazing archaeology in the church. Inside the remains of a gate thought to be the gate that Jesus passed through to leave the city to the crucifixion. It's also thought that this church was once connected to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and there's a reconstruction of a set of steps to show how the two churches where once connected. Perhaps there's hope yet for all the Christian churches to become whole again.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank macedonboy
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

One of the interesting churches to visit the Christian Quarter is the Church of Alexander Nevsky (Alexander Hospice), located just across from the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. The church is open for visitation from 9am to 6pm daily and entry fee is NIS 5 per adult.

This is a Russian Orthodox Church constructed in 1859 which can be conveniently visited in 15-20 minutes time for those with busy sightseeing schedules.

We enjoyed the first room near the entrance where you can see portraits of Russian royal family members as well as other items of interest. There is a second church room which possesses an attractive iconostasis, wall paintings and cased items on display.

Perhaps of greater interest at the Alexander Nevsky Church site are the excavations which you can view. These include the discovered section of a Herodian city wall dating back to the second century as well as a section of a colonnade street and arch structure.

The city wall structure in particular is significant as it gives credibility to belief that the nearby Church of the Holy Sepulchre was built upon the grounds that were originally outside the city wall where it also believed Jesus was crucified.

In the end, we enjoyed the archaeological aspects most when thinking about our visit to the Alexander Nevsky Church. However, this was a neat place on both accounts and a place worth visiting if you are making church visits in the Christian Quarter.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank BradJill
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