Jerusalem District Things to Do

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Jerusalem District Things to Do

  • Wailing Wall - Western Wall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Western Wall is one of the must see attractions in the Old City and by far the holiest spot for Judaism outside Mount Temple. Located in Jewish Quarter it’s part of the retaining wall that surrounded the Second Temple(built in 538BC and destroyed by Romans in 70AD) so this is the closest place that Jews are allowed to pray to where the holiest site...

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  • Mount of Olives

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    The mountain ridge east of the Old City is the Mount of Olives, named after the olive groves that used to cover its slopes in the past. The highest point is at-Tur (818m). I was surprised there are no buildings there but then I read that the ridge is full of soft chalk which is very weak for safe construction. We took bus 75 (one way ticket for...

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  • The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the most popular church in Old City with thousands of christian pilgrims arriving non stop daily. It was built in 335AD by Constantine the Great -the first Christian emperor- who asked for a church to replace the roman pagan temple. The site was at Golgotha, where Jesus Christ was crucified and buried but also as the...

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  • Garden of Gethsemane

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    At the back side of church of All Nations is the garden of Gethsemane (oil press in Aramaic). Early Christian pilgrims were coming to the Garden of Gethsemane and still do. As expected there are many old, very old olive trees, some claim some of the olive trees are about 900 years old but of course they’re cant be from the time of Jesus because...

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  • Via Dolorosa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    The Way of Sorrows If you have seen "The Last Passion of the Cross" or any of dozens of other commercial or religious movies about the life, especially the last few days, of Jesus the Christ or Issa, the Via Dolorosa may be a surprise to you. The modern street, in two parts, within the Old City of Jerusalem, is thought to be the path that Jesus...

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  • Temple Mount

    4 out of 5 stars

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    Many People would confuse the Dome of the Rock as the Temple Mount, but in actuality, The Dome of the Rock, the most prominent Structure of Jerusalem in Post Cards, sits in the Temple Mount Area. The temple mount is a holy place to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. the temple mount has many names like Haram, Haram Ash-Sharif, Haram esh-Sharif, Mount...

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  • The Citadel - Tower of David

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    The Citadel combines a museum, an archeological site, and some of the best views you will get of the Old City anywhere in Jerusalem. All together they make the Citadel an unmissable part of any visit. The museum is fascinating, and charts the 4000 years of the cities existence. Being one of the oldest and most fought over cities on the planet,...

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  • The Old City Gates

    3.5 out of 5 stars

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    Part of the Jewish Quarter below the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Western Wall and extending near the Dung Gate was formerly the Morrocan Quarter (which existed from after the time Saladin defeated the Crusaders) but the quarter was destroyed during the 1948 war but the Maghrabi Bridge going to the Top of Temple Mount remained and was the only route...

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  • Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial

    5 out of 5 stars

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    We have visited many museums about Holocaust and the six million Jews that died all over the world so it would be pity to miss the official museum in Jerusalem that was established in 1953. Yad Vashem is actually a 45-acre campus with not only the Holocaust History museum but also a Holocaust Art museum, a synagogue, a research center, a library...

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  • The Quarters

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    the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem is the most important site of all christianity (whether roman catholics, eastern orthodox, eastern churches, coptic, mainline protestant, evangelical) as it is here where Jesus was crucified, died, buried and resurrected and Bethlehem nearby as the second important site. The Quarter is located in the Northeastern...

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  • Golgotha Skull Hill

    4 out of 5 stars

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    Where is the original Golgotha, or Calvary, where according to the New Testament Jesus was crucified and buried? The Catholics, Greek Orthodox and other Eastern churches believe that Golgotha was where the Church of the Holy Sepulchre now stands, inside the Old City walls of today. The Protestants, however, point to a totally different location,...

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  • Church of all Nations

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    …going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed. “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will” Matthew 26:36-39 We saw Church of All Nations next to the Garden of Gethsemane. It’s a roman catholic church that was built in 1924 with donations from many different countries...

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  • Dome of the Rock

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    The core of Jerusalem Holliness is this rock at the center of Temple Mount (Qubbat as-Sahrah) This is the very stone which the whole world rests..I was one of the luckiest man to pray under the cave of this holly rock...According to Jewish tradition Abraham came upon this rock when he prepares to sacrifice his son on it ...Which is also accepted as...

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  • Ein Kerem

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    part two of my john the baptist roman catholic church in Ein Karem with pictures of the inside of the church. there are actually two John the Baptist Churches in Ein Karem, the other one is greekl orthodox at the other side of the main road and the Roman Catholic John The Baptist Church is calle John Baharim, which is owned by the Royal Family of...

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  • Garden Tomb

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    He is not here – for He is risen… Many people got confused that there’s an alternative burial site of Jesus apart from the Sepulchre Church. The Garden Tomb is located outside the walls of the Old City just over Damascus Gate on a peaceful area with a nice big lush garden. It’s popular among protestants but worth a visit anyway because it works as...

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  • Church of the Nativity

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    this will be tip and pictures of the Small Grotto of the Nativity situated below the main altar of the Church of the Nativity where the Traditional site of Jesus Birth is marked by the Star and the Manger of the Nativity beside it, where Jesus was placed in a makeshift bed by the Virgin Mary. the line going to the Grotto can take hours specially if...

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  • Knesset

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    On a foul winter's day in Jerusalem, with the freezing rain hammering down upon my head, I decided to head off into Sacher Park to try and find the Israel and Bible Lands Museums. I got completely lost, and started to wander into a highly secure area. This was the entrance to the Knesset, the Israeli parliament. It wasn't a good idea for me to go...

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  • Israel Museum

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    The weather was atrocious when I visited the Israel museum, which meant I couldn't see some of the outside exhibits, like the Shrine of the Book. The weather was unable to put a dampener on my enjoyment on what has to be one of the best museums in the world. It is an absolutely fantastic collection of all kinds of art and archeology, from all over...

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  • City of David

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    The City of David is where the city of Jerusalem began. The tour involves alot of steps (hundreds) and walking in tunnels but the wonder of walking the Bible is like none other. It is best to have a guide for this site. There are tours available with advanced reservations for a small fee. The highlight is Hezekiah's Tunnel which is an aqueduct...

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  • King David Tomb

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    King David is the most known of Jewish Kings of the Old Testament and from his lineage Saint Joseph and Jesus came from. His tomb is located at a nondescript part at the ground floor of the Ruins of the Byzantine Haga Maria Sion Abbey (now known as the Dormition Abbey), the tomb is a few steps away from the Cenaculum (last supper) and along the...

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  • Dormition Abbey

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    the biblical site of the Last Supper (known as the Cenaculum or Upper Room in latin) is located at the Dormition Abbey Compound in Mount Zion and part of the room is actually a mosque with a partially defaced mihrab inside the room. The Room is large and is divided into six rib-vaulted bays. The bays are supported by three freestanding columns...

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  • Al Aqsa Mosque

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    lying at the southern end of the Temple Mount within walking distance of the Dome of the Rock is the Al qsa Mosque, also known as the Bayt al-Muqaddas and is considered the third holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. It is here that The Islamic Prophet Mohammed made his flight from mecca to jerusalem and then to heaven and...

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  • Old City

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    There are seven different gates that lead into the Old City of Jerusalem. We took the tram from central Jerusalem and stopped in front of Damascus Gate which is the biggest one located on the NW side of the Old City on the highway that leads to Nablus and further far into Damascus of Syria. It was built in 1537 by Suleiman the Great although...

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  • YMCA Building

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    Designed by Arthur Loomis Harmon, a partner in the same architectural film that designed and built the Empire State Building in New York. Built in 1931, the YMCA is heavily influenced by Byzantine design and architecture: it was opened in 1933 and dedicated by Lord Allenby. Located as it is in Jerusalem, the architects took into account the three...

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  • Ethiopian Church

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    The church, also known as the Debra Gannet, was built in 1893 by Emperor Johannes I as a gift for his Ethiopian subjects to ensure they had a presence in Jerusalem as well as the church rooftops that form part of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City. It borders Mea Sha'arim, the Orthodox Jewish neighbourhood and is a delightful,...

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  • Church Of Mary Magdalene

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    As we were going down the Mount of Olives we could see the picturesque Russian church of Mary Magdalene from a distance as its seven gilded onion domes are impressive anyway. Unfortunately the limited opening times don’t give you much chance to see the interior too so we found the front door locked. The church is open only on Tuesdays and...

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  • Church of the Flagellation

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    The actual Station two of the Via Dolorosa is the Nearby Church of the Comdemnation and the Station 1 is a few feet across the narrow street facing the Church of the Flagellation at the Al Omariya School. The Church is located near the entrance of the Franciscan Convent and was rebuilt on the ancient remains of a Crusader Shrine in 1839. The small...

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  • Mishkenot Sha'ananim

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    The first Jewish neighbourhood outside the old city walls, Mishkenot Sha'ananim (peaceful habitation) was built by Sir Moses Montefiore in the 1860s in answer to the overcrowding inside the Old City. People were reluctant at first to move here, mainly as it was unprotected and therefore susceptible to raids by Bedouins. But with the building of...

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  • Walking

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    Free Walking tour starts every day at 11 AM Meets outside of the Government Information Office just inside of the Jaffa Gate on the left hand side of the street. Look for the guide with the red shirt that says: "new EUROPE" Note: Tips are expected at the end of the tour!

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  • St Anne Church

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    part two of my St. Anne Church tips with more picture of the crypt below where the Virgin Mary was born. Saint Anne was the Mother of the Virgin Mary and this Site along the Old City of Jerusalem, just beside the Bethesda Pools is the Biblical Site of her birth and since the Byzantine Times, a church was erected at the exact spot where She was...

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  • Bethesda

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    The Bethesda Pools is located at the Muslim Quarter and lies just beside the St. Anne's Church. The Pools supplied water to the temple during the times of the first and second temple Period, before the second jewish revolt and the destruction of the second temple. adjacent to the pools were baths and a healing center. These baths are the site of...

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  • Jewish Quarter

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    The Old City of Jerusalem is divided into 4 traditional quarters Christian, Muslim, Armenian, Jewish with the latter located at the southeastern part. I was surprised to see that the Jewish quarter had the most peaceful corners, we walked among some alleys where we met no one, in general we found it more clean but less atmospheric with way less...

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  • Church of St. Peter

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    this will be my pictures of High priest Caiaphas Palace, which is located underneath the Church. located at the eastern Slope of Mount Zion, just a stone's throw away from the Dormition Abbey and the western side of the Old City Walls is the Church Complex of Saint Peter in Gallicantu (galiicantu in latin means the rooster's crow), named after the...

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  • Biblical Zoo

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    From mgmor's Jerusalem Page: "If you're a family with children or a romantic couple or jusl like the nature life you can spand a few hours in the beautyfull zoo located 30 minutes on bus from city center, in a charming vally. all the animals have large yards and the zoo is based on two thems: animals that apears in the bible and endangered species....

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  • Yemin Moshe

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    Yemin Moshe is an upscale Jerusalem Neighborhood with sweeping views of the old city as it lies higher and the famous landmark of the district is the Montifiore Windmill, built by a British Jewish Banker, Moses Montifiore in 1857 in then Ottoman Ruled Palestine. The district was the first settlement of Jews outside the old city and it has the...

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  • King David Hotel

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    More than just a hotel, this building is an historic and iconic sight of New Jerusalem. Built in 1931 by the father of controversial British billionaire and right-wing leader of the eurosceptic Referendum Party, Sir James Goldsmith, the hotel has had a turbulent history. First it was used as a home of exile for monarchies fleeing their countries,...

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  • Beit HaKarem

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    In the back alleys of Beit HaKarem you can find narrow passages that will remind you of the old city of Jerusalem, Acco or Yaffo. This stairway was the front entrance to the buildings at one point in time.

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  • Mount Herzl

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Mount Herzl (also "Mount of Remembrance"), is the national cemetery of Israel in Jerusalem. It is named for Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern political Zionism. Yad Vashem, the main Holocaust museum of Israel is on the Mount of Remembrance that is an extension of Mount Herzl. Mount Herzl is 834 meters above sea level. The Northern area is the...

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  • Bible Lands Museum

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    We did not enter, as by the time we arrived, 16.00 on Wednesdays they close, we try too to visit also the Israel Museum at that time ... snif snif No luck! This museum focus on the history, cultures and civilisations found in the Bible and displays artefacts from ancient times

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  • Outside the Walls

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    Lying Between the Eastern Part of the Walled Old City of Jerusalem and the Templ Mount, and Mount of Olives at the Eastern Side Of Jerusalem is a large valley that stretches for 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Jerusalem to the Judean Desert and then to near the Dead Sea. This valley is known as the kidron valley or Valley of Jehosofhat, which is the...

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  • Monastery of the Cross

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    The Valley of the Cross lies in central Jerusalem, between the Rehavia neighborhood and the hill of Giv'at Ram and the Israel Museum. In its center there is an ancient monastery which looks like a fortress: The Monastery of the Cross. Here, according to the Christian tradition, grew the olive tree from which Jesus' cross was made. The first...

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  • Notre Dame De Jerusalem

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    Notre Dame De Jerusalem is a beautiful 19th century building located just in front of the new gate (one of the entrance gates to the old city). The place was built for French Catholic pilgrims in a Baroque style and was known as the Notre dame de France. During the war Between the jordanians and the Ha'gana in 1948 the place was damaged.

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  • Ophel Archeological Park

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    South and southeast of the Temple Mount and the al-Aqsa Mosque is an area of excavation that features age upon age - Herodian/Byzantine/Umayyad. It doesn’t look like much unless you take the guided tour however ;-\

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  • JAFFA GATE

    nside Jaffa Gate is a small square with entrances to the Christian Quarter (on the left), Muslim Quarter (straight ahead) and the Armenian Quarter (to the right, past the Tower of David). A tourist information office and shops line the square. The entrance to the Muslim Quarter is part of the Arab shuk (marketplace).The gate's location is...

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  • Jerusalem film Festival

    On May 17, 1984, Le Bal, directed by Ettore Scola, opened the first Jerusalem International Film Festival. Over the course of three weeks, about one-hundred films were screened, including Israeli premieres, alongside the year’s best selection of international films. In addition, a distinguished group of guests honored the first festival, among...

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