The Hagia Sophia situated in the Old City of Istanbul has served as a major landmark for centuries visited by millions of tourist including pilgrims touring on the popular Footsteps of St. Paul, Seven Churches of Asia Minor, and Holy Land and Istanbul Christian tours.
The Church of Saint Catherine is a 19th- century Roman Catholic Church located adjacent to the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The Chapel was built over the cave where Jesus was born, and it even shares a wall with the Basilica of Nativity.
The Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu is located in Jerusalem on a hillside on a slope of Mount Zion. This stunning Roman Catholic church commemorates the triple denial of Jesus by His apostle Peter, his repentance, and reconciliation with Jesus after the Resurrection.
The Chapel of the Ascension in the Mount of Olives is situated where Jesus is believed to have ascended to heaven, however all that is left is a small octagonal-structure in an area that ones was part of a large Christian church complex , which after became a monastery, and is today an Islamic mosque that is controlled by Islamic authority.
Dominus Flevit, translates to “The Lord Wept” from Latin and is a Catholic Franciscan church you will visit during your holy land tour in Israel. It’s located on the foot of Mount of Olives, where according to the 19th chapter of the Gospel of Luke, Jesus wept on his way walking toward the city of Jerusalem, overcome by the sight of the Second Temple and predicting it’s destruction (Luke 19:37-42). The church was constructed as a shape of a teardrop to symbolize the tear of Jesus.