The Church of “Petrus in gallicantu” (Latin for: “Peter of the Cock crow“) is a dominant structure on the eastern slope of Mount Zion. By Christian tradition it marks the place where Jesus was imprisoned when interrogated by the high priest, and denied by Peter (Mark 14:30).
The current church, built in 1924-1931, is constructed over ancient churches and over remains of an estate of a wealthy Jew from the time of Jesus. The possibility that the estate belonged to a high priest cannot be ruled out, nor can it be proven.
Vitising the Church of Petrus in Gallicantu
The Church can be accessed by foot or by car from Mount Zion. It is open every Monday to Saturday, from 8:30 to 17:00.
For a full appreciation of the site it is recommended to combine it with a guided day tour of Jerusalem.
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