Search
 

 More From Region

 

Cities:

Russian Orthodox Cathedral in the Russian Compound

The church, consecrated in 1872, and the surrounding buildings were built in the era when the Russian Orthodox Church sent more pilgrims to the Holy Land than any other denomination.​​

On this Page:

The Holy Trinity Cathedral rises from the midst of busy downtown Jerusalem, one block east of Jaffa Road, where gilded crosses on the eight towers atop its copper-domed roof are a longtime city landmark.

 

The church, consecrated in 1872, and the surrounding buildings were built in the era when the Russian Orthodox Church sent more pilgrims to the Holy Land than any other denomination.

The location for the compound, which offered accommodations for 2,000 pilgrims, was chosen because of its proximity to the Old City and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Eventually, as Russian influence declined, the buildings were converted for other uses; they now house the Jerusalem police station, among other institutions.

 

The recently restored church welcomes visitors every morning (except Mondays) until 1:00 P.M. The whole surface of its interior main hall and dome and two aisles is painted an inspiring celestial blue with salmon accents and numerous depictions of saints.

 

 Content Editor

 



View Larger Map
 

 Sites & Attractions

 
Large, well-lit cave in the wall of the Old City, which was a quarry in the days of the...
Avshalom’s Shrine. An ornate monument from the first century BCE, said to be the tomb o...
Memorial established on the Jordanian military post, with a permanent exhibition on the...
The House of Representatives of the State of Israel, comprising a plenary, conference r...
. Mount Herzl. The State of Israel’s national cemetery was named after the state visio...
An academic branch of Brigham Young University for Middle Eastern Studies, built at the...
 

 Accommodations

 
The Prima Palace offers a unique blend of modern surroundings with traditional atmosphe...
​Located in the center of New Jerusalem, within walking distance (10 minutes) to the Ol...
The Prima Kings is a famous landmark in the historical mecca of Jerusalem.
Christian Sites