Jail of Jesus Christ is also known as the Praetorium. This is the place that Christ was jailed before carrying His Cross. The location is along the Via Dolorosa towards Lions Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.

There is also a Latin version of the Praetorium on the same road but the Greek Orthodox location is the accurate place Christ was jailed. The other two men crucified along with Christ were also kept in this jail.

The Monastery is generally open between 10am and Midday. The days are not confirmed and not consistent. It is best to continue to visit every morning until you find it open. It does not open at all in the afternoons.

Approximate link in google maps for St Anna’s Monastery. The Praetorium is located about 150m up the road towards Via Dolorosa St:

https://www.google.co.il/maps/place/St.+Anne's+Church,+Jerusalem/@31.7801416,35.2348196,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x69dd10e58740402a!8m2!3d31.7808972!4d35.2360947?hl=en

 

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JAIL OF JESUS CHRIST / PRAETORIUM - JERUSALEM

Front Door of Monastery
The entrance to the Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Praetorium. If the doors are closed then the Monastery is not open and cannot be accessed.
Front Door of Monastery
The entrance to the Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Praetorium. If the doors are closed then the Monastery is not open and cannot be accessed.
Front Door of Monastery
The entrance to the Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Praetorium. If the doors are closed then the Monastery is not open and cannot be accessed.
Front Door of Monastery
The entrance to the Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Praetorium. If the doors are closed then the Monastery is not open and cannot be accessed.
Entrance
Entrance
Entrance Stairs
Icon on Door
Entrance to Jail of Jesus
This is the entrance to the cave Jesus was jailed in.
Where Jesus Was Chained
In the photo you can see 2 holes. Jesus was placed with a leg in each hole and chained down the bottom so He couldn't escape. The scene is depicted in the mosaic behind.
Where Jesus Was Chained
In the photo you can see 2 holes. Jesus was placed with a leg in each hole and chained down the bottom so He couldn't escape. The scene is depicted in the mosaic behind.
Entrance to Jail of the Thieves
Inside
Iconostasis Inside Church
Iconostasis Inside Church
Inside
Inside
Entrance to Jail of Robbers
This is the entrance to the jail the other 2 crucified men with Jesus and Barabas who was released.
Monastery Shop
Inside
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