Filming in the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu

Category: Location Guide Israel


The Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu is an impressive church located on the eastern slope of Mount Zion.

It was constructed in the 1930s, and built on a site Catholics believe was once the palace of Caiaphas, where Jesus was held before his trial. The name, Galli-Cantu, given to the church by Crusaders, means cock-crow in Latin, and there is a golden rooster protruding from the sanctuary roof.

The church has a charming character – inside the sanctuary, there are giant mosaics of New Testament figures, and outside there is an abundance of trees surrounding the church, and a wonderful view of the City of David.

At the lower level of the church, you can find ruins from the second temple period, and stairs that many Christians believe Jesus walked on prior to his crucifixion. This is a location to film that captures Jerusalem’s unique charm.