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The Praetorium

Below the streets of Jerusalem’s Old City lies the Praetorium (Matt. 17:27; Mark 15:16) where Jesus was condemned by Pontius Pilate. Located at the beginning of the Via Dolorosa, this is one of the most memorable stops a Christian can make in the Holy City.

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The Praetorium

Below the streets of Jerusalem’s Old City lies the Praetorium (Matt. 17:27; Mark 15:16) where Jesus was condemned by Pontius Pilate. Located at the beginning of the Via Dolorosa, this is one of the most memorable stops a Christian can make in the Holy City.

Over it, in the nineteenth century, the Sisters of Zion built a con​vent, incorporating the arch said to have been where Pontius Pilate presented Jesus to the people and said “here is the man” (John 19:5). Little did the sisters know that in the coming years, the deeper they dug beneath their convent, the more remains would emerge of this gigantic fortress, built by Herod the Great. Visitors can see a large cistern covered by a later pavement etched with meaningful symbols, including the “game of the King.” Here, many pause in prayer and to recall Jesus’ mocking by the Roman soldiers at the place John called the Gabbata, or “stone pavement” (John 19:13).  
 

Sites & Attractions

 
Apollonia National Park, located north of Hertsliya Pituah on the coastal plain, contai...
National park and remains of a Second Temple-era fishing village that was the focus of ...
This church, which is located roughly 500 yards east of the Church of the Multiplicatio...
Museum located close to the Air Force Pilots School at Hatzerim displaying 150 aircraft...
A picturesque lane in Ein Karem, southwest of Jerusalem leads to the Church of John the...
This Russian Orthodox church on the Mount of Olives was built in 1895 by Czar Alexander...
 

Accommodations

 
Mey Ami Hotel is located by the beach of the Mediterranean Sea. The hotel offers rooms,...
Karaso b&b country lodging in the Galilee is a perfect place for vacation in a reasonab...
http://www.bethshalom.co.il/ with 30 double-occupancy rooms with an option to add a chi...
Ma'ayan Harod hostel is located in the Lower Galilee region between Afula and Beit She’...
Christian Sites