Suq Aftimos in Christian Quarter in Jerusalem, Israel - Encircle Photos

35 Suq Aftimos in Christian Quarter in Jerusalem, Israel

After visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, explore your surroundings. You are standing in the center of the Christian Quarter. For a unique cultural experience, immerse yourself in Muristan, meaning hospital in Persian. The name originated during the Crusader Period (1099 to 1187) when the area was occupied by the Knights Hospitaller. Their mission was to build a hospital in Jerusalem for Christian pilgrims. Today, Muristan is a whirling web of shops and vendor stalls. On the site of a former crusader church is Suq Aftimos, built in 1902. The market’s impressive arches have an Ablaq design (alternating light and dark stones). Equally impressive is the fountain in the center.

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Muristan St. 1, Jerusalem, Israel

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