Search

More From This 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

Interactive museum designed to bring the world of science and technology closer to chil...
Spring in Nakhal Refa'im, with adjoining Ein Yael Museum, an active museum that holds i...
System of underground tunnels constituting a continuous chain of history from the times...
Monastery of the Order of the Sisters of Zion on Via Dolorosa in the Old City. Part of ...
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...

Accommodations

​At the center of Jerusalem, adjacent to King George St.. 48 rooms.
​The hotel is located in the center of the city, close to tourist attractions, shopping...
​The hotel is situated in the core of the center of down town Jerusalem, within walking...
​In The Hotel 28 rooms.
Christian Sites