Ecce Homo Church
This church and convent is built over the site of Pontius Pilate’s residence – the Pretorium. It was here at a place called the pavement, where Jesus was condemned to death. John’s gospel records Pilate having him lead out in front of the crowd and saying: ”Behold the man!” In Latin: Ecce Homo!”
One can descend below the convent and stand on the stones thought to have made up the pavement. The apse of the church is made up of one of the three arches contained in the triumphal Roman Arch which stood on this site.