The Church of “Petrus in gallicantu” (Latin: “Peter of the Cock crow“) on the eastern slope of Mount Zion , marks by Christian tradition, 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 Jew from the Second temple period. The possibility that the estate belonged to a high priest cannot be rules out, nor can it be proven.
Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu is a Roman Catholic church located on the eastern slope of Mount Zion, just outside the Old (walled) City of Jerusalem. The church takes its name from the Latin word ” Gallicantu”, meaning cock’s-crow. This is in commemoration of Peter’s triple rejection of Jesus “…
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The church of “Petrus in Gallicantu” is near Mount Zion and takes about 1 hour to explore.