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Things to see in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Attractions


A holy city in three major world religions, it is not surprising that the iconic attractions in Jerusalem are almost exclusively religious sites. However; whether you are a pilgrim or a sightseeing tourist, attractions like the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Temple Mount and the Western Wall are enthralling because of their age and global significance. Exploring Jerusalem's religious sites, like Bethlehem and the Via Dolorosa, is rewarding even with a secular mind-set because the cultural and historical aspects of these famous places can be extremely interesting. Of course, for the faithful, these sites are profoundly important.

If you are interested in the political situation, and the history of Israel and the Jewish people, there are a number of world-class museums to visit in Jerusalem, including the Israel Museum and Yad Vashem (the Holocaust memorial museum). The Tower of David, also known as The Citadel, also houses a remarkable museum.

For lovers of history there are gems like Hezekiah's Tunnel, dug as a water conduit under Jerusalem about 2,700 years ago, and Masada, an ancient fortification set on a picturesque mountaintop - Isreal's most popular paid attraction.

Things to see and do in Jerusalem also include natural attractions, many of which, like the Mount of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane, have religious significance. Worthwhile excursions out of Jerusalem include trips to the eternally popular Dead Sea, and the unique, crater-like Makhtesh Ramon rock formation.



Church of the Holy Sepulchre

As the site of Jesus' crucifixion, burial and resurrection, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the holiest Christian…

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Citadel or Tower of David

Called the Tower of David, Jerusalem's Citadel is a medieval fortress with architectural elements from later periods.…

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Hezekiah's Tunnel

Hezekiah's Tunnel is an absolute must-see for those who like to combine their sightseeing with a real sense of discovery…

read more


Temple Mount (Al-Haram al-Sharif)

Temple Mount is tremendously important to Jews, Muslims and Christians alike. Located within the Old City's walled section,…

read more


The Israel Museum

The Israel Museum has achieved world-class status. Its remarkable collections include displays of archaeology from the…

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Via Dolorosa

The Via Dolorosa (Road of Sorrow) is the route Jesus is said to have followed as he carried the cross to his crucifixion.…

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Western Wall (HaKotel HaMaaravi)

The Western Wall (Wailing Wall to non-Jews) is the most sacred Jewish prayer-site in the world. Thousands of worshippers…

read more


Yad VaShem

The museum documents and commemorates the events of the Holocaust, and also furthers education through ongoing research…

read more

 


Things to see in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Attractions


A holy city in three major world religions, it is not surprising that the iconic attractions in Jerusalem are almost exclusively religious sites. However; whether you are a pilgrim or a sightseeing tourist, attractions like the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Temple Mount and the Western Wall are enthralling because of their age and global significance. Exploring Jerusalem's religious sites, like Bethlehem and the Via Dolorosa, is rewarding even with a secular mind-set because the cultural and historical aspects of these famous places can be extremely interesting. Of course, for the faithful, these sites are profoundly important.

If you are interested in the political situation, and the history of Israel and the Jewish people, there are a number of world-class museums to visit in Jerusalem, including the Israel Museum and Yad Vashem (the Holocaust memorial museum). The Tower of David, also known as The Citadel, also houses a remarkable museum.

For lovers of history there are gems like Hezekiah's Tunnel, dug as a water conduit under Jerusalem about 2,700 years ago, and Masada, an ancient fortification set on a picturesque mountaintop - Isreal's most popular paid attraction.

Things to see and do in Jerusalem also include natural attractions, many of which, like the Mount of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane, have religious significance. Worthwhile excursions out of Jerusalem include trips to the eternally popular Dead Sea, and the unique, crater-like Makhtesh Ramon rock formation.



Church of the Holy Sepulchre

As the site of Jesus' crucifixion, burial and resurrection, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the holiest Christian…

read more


Citadel or Tower of David

Called the Tower of David, Jerusalem's Citadel is a medieval fortress with architectural elements from later periods.…

read more


Hezekiah's Tunnel

Hezekiah's Tunnel is an absolute must-see for those who like to combine their sightseeing with a real sense of discovery…

read more


Temple Mount (Al-Haram al-Sharif)

Temple Mount is tremendously important to Jews, Muslims and Christians alike. Located within the Old City's walled section,…

read more


The Israel Museum

The Israel Museum has achieved world-class status. Its remarkable collections include displays of archaeology from the…

read more


Via Dolorosa

The Via Dolorosa (Road of Sorrow) is the route Jesus is said to have followed as he carried the cross to his crucifixion.…

read more


Western Wall (HaKotel HaMaaravi)

The Western Wall (Wailing Wall to non-Jews) is the most sacred Jewish prayer-site in the world. Thousands of worshippers…

read more


Yad VaShem

The museum documents and commemorates the events of the Holocaust, and also furthers education through ongoing research…

read more