Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu

Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu

Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu
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J N
Enschede, The Netherlands14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This might be an important historical place. But the modern French church does not really connect to that for me.
Written March 28, 2023
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SmartTraveler
Muar, Malaysia865 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Our guide brought us to this interesting site in Jerusalem. We walked through a steep car park towards a church. It has a Byzantine dome clustered with marble columns and large arch-shaped windows. It was built near the House of High Priest Caiaphas who judged Jesus.

The Church of St Peter Gallicantu commemorates the triple denial of Peter to Jesus, his repentance, and their reconciliation. It was built over a ruin in 457 CE. The French Assumptionists rebuild it in 1931CE. Inside are displays of the Cockcrow, the Woman, and the Roman soldier. It was inscribed "Woman, I know him not"!  The Byzantine interior has mosaics inlaid and renaissance paintings, Gallincantu,  in Latin, means the Rooster Crows.

Underneath the church is a dungeon jailroom and a visible manhole at above. It was used to rope down Jesus  into the dungeon cell, before the cruxification.
Written March 5, 2023
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Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA4,619 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Only go here if you have time to spare. We went in a large group and unfortunately didn't have time to visit inside the church, instead we went straight downstairs to the prison area. We had to wait awhile because of other large groups in front of us. Definitely the tour guides control the flow, it must be hard for individuals to get through! Every group goes down the stairs when it is their turn, to the cave dungeon and spends time praying before returning up, to let in the next group. So only visit here if you have time to spare!
Written February 6, 2023
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RohanChristian
Ahmedabad, India181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
a beautiful church must visit on the tour of the holy land. the place where Jesus was imprisoned. well maintained and one can really see the actual place.
heart touching
Written January 28, 2023
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rascall
Thundersley, UK363 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
A beautiful Church and another must-see on any pilgrimage to Jerusalem. This is the location where Caiaphas imprisoned Jesus prior to his crucifixion. Also believed to be the location where Peter denied our Lord three times.
Written December 18, 2022
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK2,031 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Like many religious shrines this church is build upon the House of Caiaphas where Jesus was flogged and held in prison. The excavations have revealed a cellar/prison that you can visit by going down claustrophobic stairs. There are holes in the rock that are said to hold the lashings to the hands. It is all impressive and depressing at the same time. You will have to decide whether you accept the authenticity.
Written December 16, 2022
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,312 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This church is built on the site where it is presumed that Jesus was tried after his arrest and where Peter thrice denied him (thus Gallicantu / cock crow). It's a nice landmark, visible from multiple places around the city and valley. We visited as part of a tour and enjoyed hearing about some of the history and scripture associated with the church and its site. The views from the church grounds over both the Mount of Olives and towards the Walled City and Temple Mount are very nice, and I really liked looking out over some of the historical dig and a set of stairs that are ~2000 years old and may have been used by Jesus.
Written November 12, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,443 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This magnificent structure is dedicated to Saint Peter, one of Christianity's Founding Fathers. Jesus said to Peter "upon this rock I shall found my Church." Before he met Jesus, Peter was a simple man, fishing on the Sea of Galilee. He later he became a leader of the Church and the first Bishop of Rome. This Church is a spectacular example of Church architecture, it is well worth a visit.
Written November 3, 2022
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Betsy G
North Canton, OH49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a must see. The church is beautiful and the lower levels are amazing. It really gives you the feeling of what our Lord went through during his last hours.
Written June 19, 2020
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FredPurdue
Seattle, WA2,268 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We visited with a pilgrimage, so this was an important stop religiously, but also quite interesting for making photographs. All days for the visitor in Jerusalem are long and tiring, but this one is rewarding. The highlight personally was the door of the church depicting Peter. As to the gear to bring, a pocket camera or DSLR with a zoom lens will suffice. The church architecture features the dome and the nice thing is you can see it from the road.
Written May 30, 2020
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