Attractions in Jerusalem



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  • Kirat HaYovel
  • Rahuma
  • Temple Mount
  • Western Wall (Hakotel Hamaaravi)
  • Neighborhoods

  • East Jerusalem
  • Jerusalem outskirts
  • Old City
  • West Jerusalem
  • Jerusalem's major attractions are among the most famous places in the world--the Western Wall, the Via Dolorosa, the Mount of Olives--all make our top 10. Each one of these major attractions has a deeper side--if you have time, try to get to the Western Wall Tunnels, where you'll be walking underneath the retaining Western Wall of the Temple Mount to see what an incredible engineering job King Herod accomplished thousands of years ago. At the Via Dolorosa, don't just stop at the stations of the Cross--stop in at some of the extraordinary places that have grown up alongside the winding pathway from Lions Gate to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre--the Austrian Hospice and Abu Shukri restaurant would be two at the top of the list. At the mount of Olives, wander through some of the ancient Jewish gravestones as well as walking along the path that links some of the world's most famous churches and ends at the Garden of Gethsemane. Outside of the Old City, the major attractions that make our list are the colorful Machane Yehuda market, where visitors can mingle with Jerusalem shoppers and marvel at the array of home-grown produce and local products. Some of the city's best cafes and restaurants are dotted through the market too. The most important Holocaust History Museum in the world is in Jerusalem--Yad Vashem lies on the western side of the city and will give you a picture of the vast scope of Jewish life in Europe before the Holocaust, as well as a documented history of the events that led up to the Final Solution and the destruction of six million Jews. Don't miss the Tisch Biblical Zoo in the southern end of Jerusalem, where animals that walked the earth in Biblical times roam around the well-kept open park-like zoo.

    Western Wall

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    Western Wall Plaza

    Remnant of the retaining wall of the Second Temple. Holiest place in the world for Jews... read more

    Western Wall Tunnel

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    Western Wall Plaza

    Walk underground along the length of the Western Wall... read more

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    Via Dolorosa

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    Various places in the city
    (St Stephen Gate to the Holy Sepulchre)

    Path through the Old City commemorating Jesus' Passion... read more

    Austrian Hospice

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    Via Dolorosa 37

    Oasis of European culture in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City... read more

    Mount of Olives Jewish Cemetery

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    Mount of Olives

    Ancient and modern Jewish cemetery... read more

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    Machane Yehuda Market

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    Agripas Street and Jaffa Street

    Bustling outdoor food market... read more

    Yad Vashem

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    Har Hazikaron

    Holocaust Memorial Museum... read more

    Rockfeller Archaeological Museum

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    27 Sultan Suleiman Street

    Exquisite Antiquities... read more

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    The City of David Visitors Center

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    Shiloach village

    Site of King David's city--learn about the origins of Jerusalem... read more

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    Israel Museum

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    Ruppin Blvd
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    Israel's national museum reopened on July 26, 2010 after a 3-year face lift... read more
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