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August 22nd and 24th - European Buildings and Eastern Churches

posted Aug 18, 2011, 9:45 PM by Jack Cadranel   [ updated Aug 18, 2011, 9:47 PM ]
This week's tours explore foreign influences in Jerusalem, political and religious.
The tour on Monday 22nd August takes you from The First British Consulate to the Russian Compound to see European Buildings in 19th Century Jerusalem. In the 19th Century the European Powers gave Jerusalem some of its most impressive buildings - hospitals, churches, post offices and more. They weren't just being generous! This tour will give you the low-down on what they built and why and on their impact on Jewish Jerusalem.
Meet at 9.30 a.m. just outside the Jaffa Gate.
On Wednesday 24th August visit Eastern Churches in the Old City. Orthodox churches are amongst the oldest Christian institutions in Jerusalem. To most of the city's inhabitants they remain a mystery. On this tour you will explore historic and richly decorated buildings and learn something of their history as you visit churches from the Orthodox communities of Jerusalem. Modest dress is required on this tour.
Meet at 9.30 a.m. just outside the Jaffa Gate.
Please note that the schedule is subject to change and that tours will only take place if a minimum of three people have registered. Registration in advance is required. Call 054-647-8955 or email tourwithjack@gmail.com . Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes and to bring hats and water. Each tour lasts 2-3 hours and costs NIS 60 per person plus site fees. There are site fees of NIS 15 on Monday's tour and NIS 10 on Wednesday's.