Saint James Cathedral

Local nameՍուրբ Հակոբյանց վանք
LocationOld City of Jerusalem, Israel

The Cathedral of Saint James is a 12th-century Armenian church in the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem, near the quarter's entry Zion Gate. The cathedral is dedicated to two of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus: James, son of Zebedee and James the brother of Jesus. It is located near the Church of the Holy Archangels.

It is the principal church of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, also known as the Armenian Patriarchate of Saint James.

In 1162, it was described as complete by John of Würzburg which Nurith Kenaan-Kedar uses to argue that it was built during the reign of Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem.

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Opening hours

Sun - Fri: 6:30 am - 7:30 am + 3 pm - 3:40 pm
Sat: 6:30 am - 9:30 am + 3 pm - 3:40 pm

Modest clothes required.

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Phone +972 2 628 2331

Address Jerusalem, Palestinian Territories

Coordinates 31°46'28.296" N 35°13'44.918" E

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