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Helena’s Well

Helena’s Well

Helena’s Well

To see the last station of the Fountains Trail, the visitor should go to the Coptic Monastery, or the 9th station of Via Dolorosa. This is done either through the Church of the Holy Sepulcher courtyard, where the Four Knights and Small Angel entrance is, or by walking through Khan al- Zait Street and turning at the Zalatimo shop, until reaching the Coptic Convent.

 

The well is accessed through the Coptic Church. Visitors are required to take permission from the resident priest to turn the lights on, taking special care not to slip on the damp, smooth stone floor. This location is not suitable for elderly people or children without observation. The well is accessed through some steps reaching a large water cistern in the shape of a half-barrel vault. According to traditions and Coptic narratives , when St. Helena built the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, she used water from this well.

Helena’s Well
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