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Christian Places in Jerusalem

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

Opening Hours 

Augusta Victoria (Tower of the Ascension, 5.00 NIS entrance fee)

Tel: 02 628 7704

Monday through Saturday 8:30 - 13:00

Sunday closed

Basilica of Gethsemane (CTS)

Tel: 02 626 6444

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

Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher (CTS)

Tel: 02 626 7011

5:00 – 21:00 Summer

Sep: 5:00 – 20:30 / Oct: 5:00 – 20:00

4:00 – 19:00 Winter

Special opening hours during Christian feasts

Basilica of Saint Stephen

Tel: 02 626 4468/9

Ring the bell

Bethany - Church of Saint Lazarus (CTS)

Tel: 02 279 9291

8:00 - 17:00 Winter

8:00 - 18:00 Summer

Friday closed

Bethfage Church (CTS)

Tel: 02 628 4352

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

Cenacle - Last Supper Room

8:00 - 18:00

Cenacolino (Franciscan Cenacle) (CTS)

Tel: 02 620 9900

Monday through Saturday

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

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

Sunday opens at 9:00

Christ Church Museum

Tel: 02 627 7727

10:00 - 17:00

Christian Information Center (CTS)

 

 

Franciscan Pilgrims Office (FPO) (CTS)

Monday - Saturday 9:00 - 17:00

Sunday and Christian Holidays

 

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

Church of Pater Noster - Eleona (Mount of Olives)

Tel: 02 626 4904

8:00 - 12:00 pm

Sunday closed

Church of Mary Magdalene

Tel: 02 628 4371

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

Church of Saint Alexander Nevsky (Judgement Gate)

Tel: 02 627 4952

9:00 - 18:00

Church of Saint Anne & Pool of Bethesda

Tel: 02 628 3285 Entrance fee: 10 ILS

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

Sunday closed

Dominus Flevit (CTS)

Tel: 02 626 6450/56

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

Friday & Sunday 8:30 11:50 / 14:00 - 17:00 (Closed 12:00 - 14.00)

Dormition Abbey (Mount Zion)

Tel: 02 565 5303

Temporarily closed due to renovation

Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 - 14:00

Sunday 12:00 - 17:30

Monday closed

Ain Karem - Church of Visitation (CTS)

Tel: 02 641 7291

8:00-11:45/14:30-18:00

Yom Kippur closed

Ain Karem - Saint John the Baptist (CTS)

Tel: 02 632 3000

9:00 - 16:45

Yom Kippur closed

Ain Karem - Saint John in the Desert (CTS)

Tel: 02 641 6715

Tue - Sun 9:00 - 17:00

Monday closed

Yom Kippur closed

Flagellation Chapel (CTS)

Tel: 02 627 0444

 

Terra Sancta Museum (CTS)

Tel: 02 627 1165

8:00 - 18:00

 

Mon - Sat 9:00 -14:00

Garden Tomb

Tel: 02 539 8100

Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 - 12:00/14:00 - 17:00

Sunday & Monday closed

Holy Trinity Cathedral - Russian Compound

Tel: 02 625 2565

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

Friday 9:00-13:00

Saturday 10:00-13:00

Sunday 11:00-14:00

Monday closed

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer & Tower

Tel: 02 626 6800

Tue - Sat 10:00 -  15:30

Sunday & Monday closed

Monastery of the Cross

Saturday only 10:00 - 12:00

To request a visit outside of current opening hours

please call a day prior to your visit:

02 646 0966 / 054 242 1176

Russian Church of Ascension - Mt. of Olives

Tel: 02 628 4373

Monday through Saturday

9:00 - 13:30 / 16:30 - 19:00

Sunday closed

Saint Mark Syriac Church

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate

Ararat Street - Old City

Tel: 02 628 3304

Monday through Saturday 8:00 - 16:00

Sunday closed

Saint Peter in Gallicantu

Tel: 02 673 1739

Monday through Saturday 8:30 - 17:00

Sunday closed

Tomb of Mary - Gethsemane

Tel: 02 628 4054

6:00 - 12:15/14:30 - 17:30

Christian Places Outside Jerusalem   
Abu Gosh - Church of the Resurrection

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

Sunday closed

Acre (CTS)

Tel: 04 9919564

 

Reservations required prior to visiting

Bethlehem - Basilica of the Nativity (CTS)

Tel: 02 274 2440

Sunday through Thursday 8:00 - 17:00

(Sunday morning the Grotto is closed)

Saturday 8:00 - 17:00

Friday closed

Bethlehem - Church of Saint Catherine (CTS)

Tel: 02 274 2425

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

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

Tel: 02 275 4460

Monday - Saturday 8:00 - 17.00

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

Bethlehem - Milk Grotto (CTS)

Tel: 02 274 3867

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

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

Cana Wedding Church (CTS)

Tel: 04 651 7011

Monday through Saturday 8:00 - 12:00 / 14:00-17:00

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

Sunday closed

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

9:00 - 14:00 (last entry at 13:45)

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 

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 8:30:00 - 17:00 

Friday 8:30:00 -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)