Jerusalem travel Guide

Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and its largest city, with a population of 829,900 as of 2015. Israel’s government institutions reside in Jerusalem: The Knesset, the Supreme Court of Israel, the Presidential Residence and the Prime Minister Residence. Jerusalem is located in the Yehuda mountains, upon western Israel’s drainage divide, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea, in a height of 570 to 857 meters above sea level.

The Old City of Jerusalem Market

The Old City of Jerusalem Market

The city of Jerusalem is holy to the Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Because of its centrality in the believers world, the city has been the focus of wars and conflicts that last to this very day. The countless cultures and people that ruled over Jerusalem left their mark in dozens of historical and archeological sites, which can mostly be found at the old city of Jerusalem area: The Western Wall and its tunnels, the Temple Mount and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the City of David, the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Cardo, the Arab Market and many more. Due to its great importance, the old city of Jerusalem was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1981.

The Western Wall,Jerusalem

The Western Wall,Jerusalem

Since the end of the 19th century, the new city’s neighborhoods  developed outside the old city, and during the 20th century they became the main ingredient of Jerusalem.

Outside the old city you can find dozens of more historical sites such as Ein Kerem, The German Colony, Mishkenot Sha’ananim, the first train station compound, the Russian Compound and more… In addition, besides its rich history, Jerusalem also has modern and active life. The city is home to some of Israel’s best culture institutions, museums, restaurants and hotels. Alongside historic sites there are centers of art and culture, gastronomic excitements, fascinating nature spots, magical paths, top quality hotels, amazing restaurants, vibrant nightlife and a variety of big events that are happening all year long as well as many other interesting attractions. These include the Israel Museum, Yad Vashem, the Bible Lands Museum, the German Colony, the Mahane Yehuda Market, the Hutzot Hayotzer Fair, the Botanic Gardens, Ein Kerem and many more that turn Jerusalem into one of the top touristic destinations in Israel and in the world.

Israel Museum

Israel Museum

Top attractions in Jerusalem

The old City of Jerusalem

The Western Wall

The Western Wall Tunnel

Via Dolorosa

The Holy Sepulchre

The Temple Mount

The city of David

The Cardo

The old City market

Tower of David museum 

Yad Vashem museum

The Israel museum

The Bible land museum

Mahne Yehuda market

The Biblical zoo of Jerusalem

Ein Kerem

Attractions around Jerusalem

Beit Guvrin Caves

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