Jerusalem Travel Guide

Districts

Jerusalem is a big place, and can be divided up into a few districts.

The Old City and its Walls is home to holy sites for Jews, Christians, and Muslims, and is truly breathtaking. It was recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.
West Jerusalem is the Jewish-Israeli part of Jerusalem, also known as New Jerusalem, that has been part of Israel since 1948; it is the modern commercial heart of the city, having become the focus for development in the capital from the time of the creation of the State of Israel in 1948 until the Six-Day War in 1967.
East Jerusalem is, roughly, the Eastern side of Jerusalem, and is made of territory acquired by Israel during the Six-Day War of 1967. It is home to nearly 200,000 Jews and is also home to most of Jerusalem's Muslim and Christian populations of approximately 250,000.
Me'a Shearim is the area of Jerusalem inhabited largely by ultra-Orthodox Jewish people, where modest dress is required. The area looks like an old Polish town from 1800.
The German Colony is a West Jerusalem neighborhood southeast of the city center. It's a wonderful place to drink coffee and to eat in its many cafes and restaurants, especially on the main street, Emek Refa'im. You may hear more "Anglos" speaking English than Hebrew on these streets.
Bak'a is a West Jerusalem neighborhood just south of the German Colony. This neighborhood has beautiful old Arab-style houses alongside new, modern buildings. There are many nice cafes on the main street of Derech Beit Lechem. This neighborhood is home to a large number of English-speaking Israelis.
Ein Kerem is a (relatively) secluded neighborhood in West Jerusalem that maintains a village atmosphere. Surrounded by picturesque hills dotted with olive and cypress trees, it is home to artists and sculptors who have opened numerous galleries. Several churches are built on the site believed to be the birthplace of John the Baptist. Before 1948, the site was an Arab village called 'Ayn Karim, and before that, the Jewish village of Beit HaKerem.

source: Wikivoyage

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