Forget about the Nachalat Shiva’a, Western Wall or Machne Yehuda Market. Check out some of Jerusalem’s most intriguing and bizarre spots. These quirky places truly capture the complex and diverse character of this city.
Not far from the Austrian Hospice stands the St. Helena Coptic Church. It is an Armenian church that was built in the 12th century on the lower floor of the Holy Sepulchre Church. The church itself is worth a visit for its plain yet uncommon design and unique atmosphere, but the real surprise is hidden from most visitor’s eyes. Ask for direction one of the monks in the area and he will guide you to the northern portion, there you will find a stairway which leads to an ancient pit with exceptional acoustics – try out Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody for the greatest impact.