At the heart of Shafiq Ades Street, between the bazaar and the restaurants in Ramla’s Old City, is the Armenian Compound which is closed to visitors for most of the year.
There is a number of Armenian families who today live in Ramla. On the edge of the compound is the church of the community which is used for mass only four times a year.
In the past, the building of the church, which was erected in the 17th century, was used as a khan - an inn for travelers on their way to Jerusalem.
The compound is closed to visitors, but once a year, it is possible to come in and visit on the holiday of St. George which falls on November 15th.