Religious Sights in Jerusalem

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  • Temple Mount
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  • East Jerusalem
  • Jerusalem outskirts
  • Old City
  • West Jerusalem
  • Jerusalem is holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims and you'll find their holiest sites in and around the Old City. Jewish and Christian sites are open to all--just be sure to dress modestly--but the main Muslim holy sites are closed to non-Muslims. Check the calendar before you visit--on the three Jewish pilgrimage festivals of Sukkot, Passover and Shavuot, the Jewish holy places are jammed, and at Easter and Christmas, the Christian sites are likewise overrun with pilgrims. Churches, mosques and synagogues from every period of history as well as cemeteries from all three religions are scattered throughout the city. Most of the interesting historic churches and Christian tombs are concentrated in the Old City, the Mount of Olives and the Kidron Valley. Muslim holy sites are in the Old City and ancient Jewish holy places are in the Old City and the Mount of Olives. Contemporary Jewish sites, such as 19th and 20th-century synagogues still in use, are to be found in the older neighborhoods of Jerusalem such as Meah Shearim and the Bukharan Quarter.

    Church of the Visitation

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    Ein Kerem
    Above the Spring of Virgin

    Franciscan church... read more

    Hurva Synagogue

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    Ha-Yehudim St 89

    Newly renovated central synagogue in the Jewish Quarter... read more

    Ramban Synagogue

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    Bet El and Misherot Hakehuna

    Restored synagogue in Old City... read more

    Four Sephardi Synagogues

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    Ha Tuppim Road and Misherot Hakehuna

    Old Sephardic synagogues... read more

    Al-Aqsa Mosque

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    Temple Mount (Al Haram al-Sharif)
    Next to Dome of the Rock

    Jerusalem's most holy mosque... read more

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    Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

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    24 Muristan Rd
    Between Muristan Bazaar and Suq Khan es Zeit Bazaar

    Lutheran Church and tower with fabulous 360ยบ view... read more

    Church of the Holy Sepulchre

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    Suq Khan e-Zeit
    Christian Quarter

    One of the most important Christian sites.Believed by many orthodox Christians and Catholics to be the site where Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected... read more

    Monastery Of The Holy Cross

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    Rehavia Valley
    below the Israel Museum

    Greek Orthodox monastery... read more

    Mt Zion Observation Point

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    Mt Zion

    Rooftop outlook on top of the Room of the Last Supper and David's Tomb on Mt Zion... 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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