Jerusalem Travel Guide


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    Jerusalem has always been popular among those who wanted to go on a spiritual journey. Most of the city’s visitors are pilgrims from all over the world. Israel has been through the best and the worst times. Some of the beautiful infrastructures have been destroyed. However, over the years, the city...

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Hotels in Jerusalem (115 Hotels) See All Jerusalem Hotels

  • American Colony Hotel

    Seen in Jerusalem, American Colony Hotel is a finest hotel opportunely located close to Saint George's Cathedral, Museum of the Seam and Russian Church and Tower of the A...

  • Inbal Hotel

    Inbal Hotel is among the ideal, finest places to lodge in Jerusalem. Nicely positioned nearby Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem International YMCA and Solomon's Pools, Inba...

  • King David Jerusalem

    King David Jerusalem is among the best, premium places to remain in Jerusalem. Perfectly placed near Jerusalem International YMCA, Armenian Quarter and Mamilla Cemetery &...

  • Mamilla Hotel

    Mamilla Hotel is among the best, finest places to remain in Jerusalem. Beautifully situated close to The Winery, Akasha Wellbeing Retreat and Spa and Armenian Quarter, Ma...

Things To Do in Jerusalem See All Things To Do in Jerusalem

  • The Winery

    The Winery

    11 King Solomon St.

    Attractions, Points Of Interest
  • Western Wall

    Western Wall

    Western Wall Plaza

    The Western Wall, Wailing Wall or Kotel (Hebrew:, translit.: ; Ashkenazic pronunciation: Kosel, Kois...

    Activities, Attractions, Tours, Landmarks and Points Of Interest, Arts and Culture, Historical Sites
  • Western Wall Tunnel
    Attractions, Landmarks and Points Of Interest
  • Israel Museum

    Israel Museum

    Givat Ram

    The Israel Museum (Muze'on Yisrael) was founded in 1965 as Israel's national museum. It is situated ...

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About Jerusalem

Jerusalem has always been popular among those who wanted to go on a spiritual journey. Most of the city’s visitors are pilgrims from all over the world. Israel has been through the best and the worst times. Some of the beautiful infrastructures have been destroyed. However, over the years, the city underwent modernization. Although most of the historical sites are well preserved, getting around Jerusalem is not a problem as the city has ample modes of transportation. Wifi hotspots can be found in the city. ATM machines are adequately available too. Most establishments accept major credit card as well.

The Old City

The Old City is a place of residence to religious landmarks and sites. It divides into Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Armenian quarters. Jewish worshippers often visit the Western Wall, a fragment of the Holy Temple. Apart from this revered landmark, Jewish visitors also go to the Temple Mount to see the Dome of the Rock. Other sites near the Western Wall include the Jewish Quarter, Western Wall Tunnels and Davidson Center.

For Christian pilgrims, there are about 40 religious edifices in the Christian quarter. Some of the most prominent landmarks include the Way of the Cross (Via Dolorosa). It starts in Lion’s Gate, a part of the Muslim quarter and it ends in the Holy Sepulcher Church. Inside the church, one can find Jesus’ grave and the stone where his body was laid.

Other must-visit sites include the Dormition Abbey where Mary stayed for a night. The Mount of Olives houses several churches such as the Dominus Flevit, The Ascension, Gethsemane, Pater Noster, Mary Magdalene, and the Monastery of Lazarus and Abraham. In addition, Mary’s tomb can be found in Kidron Valley below Mount Olives.

The New City

The new city is home to some Jewish neighborhoods. For those who are seeking the night life, visit the German Colony, the Russian Compound, the Ben Yehuda Pedestrian Mall, Shlomtsiyon HaMalka Street and the Nakhalat Shiv’a.

Almost a dozen museums can be found here too. Choose from any of these museums – Israel Museum, Bible Lands Museum, Rockefeller Museum, Islamic Art Museum, Natural History Museum, Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum, Bloomfield Science Museum, Museum of Italian Jewish Art, Armenian Museum and the Old Yishuv Court Museum.

Israel is a child-friendly city too. Children can visit the Bloomfield Science Museum and stroll along its botanical gardens. There are also many interactive exhibits children will enjoy exploring. A fun way to learn Israel’s history is through the three-dimensional and interactive presentation in the Time Elevator. For those who love animals, the Biblical Zoo is a must-visit. Lastly, kids can attend workshops on Bible-related arts and crafts in Ein Ya’el.

Events

The Israel Festival is a month-long celebration of various cultural performances happening in the city from mid-May to mid-June. Various dance performances, exhibitions, street shows and music happens within the city. There are also special events for children happening in various locations in Jerusalem.

Another notable festival is the Light in Jerusalem celebrated in June. During the event, buildings in the Old City are decorated with special lights accompanied by music, videos and fire shows.

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