Israel Things to Do

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Israel Things to Do

  • Wailing Wall - Western Wall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    the Wilson's Arch is a continuation of the Male Prayer area of the Wailing Wall and it was named from the british explorer named Charles William Wilson who found the remains of an roman arch built during the time of Emperor Hadrian of the Roman Empire beside the wailing wall in the 1860's while doing survey work for water works for Jerusalem....

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  • Old Jaffa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Things to Do

    Jaffa is claimed to be the oldest port in the world and was founded by Japhet, the son of biblical Noah. Early Egytian records show that it was conquered by Thutmose III in 1468 BCE. Similarly, archeological excavations in in old Jaffa have uncovered the the name of Ramses II, and was then in control of the Philistines. The Dan tribe settled...

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  • Underwater Observatory Marin Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Eilat Things to Do

    Wanted to show some photos of this wonderful spot in Eilat, but my photos did not come out in a presentable form. The photo here I found on the internet at http://www.israeltripplanner.com/eilat/eilat-attractions/underwater-observatory-marine-park But I will direct you to their website - http://www.coralworld.com/eilat/eng/. This is one of the...

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  • Bahai Shrine and Gardens

    Haifa Things to Do

    The Faith’s Founder was Bahá’u’lláh, a Persian nobleman from Tehran who, in the mid-nineteenth century, left a life of princely comfort and security . His life, work, and influence parallel that of Abraham, Krishna, Moses, Zoroaster, Buddha, Christ, and Muhammad. The essential message of Bahá’u’lláh is that of unity. He taught that there is only...

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  • Ramon Crater

    Israel Things to Do

    The town of Mitzpe Ramon is the main service town of the Central Negev. Not that is saying much :) It's a sleepy little place - although it has a couple of hotels, cafes, banks etc. But it is also built at the cliff edge of 'Mitzpe ramon' - the big crater. Thousands of years ago, a meteorite slammed into the earth at this point, creating an...

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  • Mount of Olives

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    The Palm Sunday road is a narrow and steep concrete road starting at the parking lot of the Seven Arches Hotel in the top of Mount Olives, near the Pater Noster Church and it slowly winds down to the foot of the Mount Of Olives at the Kidron Valley Below, this is the biblica Road that Jesus took when he entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and along...

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  • Beach

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Things to Do

    The beach is probably the best spot all over the city. It’s a long whitesand beach that spreads all over the coast. The best thing is that there’s a promenade so you can actually walk from rocky south part in Jaffa up to the north to the old port. There are rocky wave breaks inside the water and you can actually choose one of the numerous smaller...

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  • Dolphin Reef

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Eilat Things to Do

    The Dolphin Reef is my favourite attraction in Eilat, just for the sake of the dolphins of course :) Here you can just enjoy their company, you can swim with them or just observe from the deck. This place is excellent for a full day activity, there is also small swimming beach, restaurant and bar with full and friendly service for your sun bathing...

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  • The German Colony

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Haifa Things to Do

    German Colony is a nice district located in front of the lower side of Baha’I Gardens at the foot of Mount Carmel. It was established in 1868 by the German Templers, a protestant sect that tried to realize the apocalyptic visions of the prophets of Israel in the Holy Land! (they also established colonies in Jerusalem, Jaffa, Sarona and Gallilea)....

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  • The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

    4 out of 5 stars

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    An unassuming entrance hides a massive, sprawling, awe inspiring church carved into the rock of Jerusalem, and built around the shrine which venerates the place where Jesus is believed to have been buried. The church is also meant to have been built on Golgotha, the hill upon which Jesus was crucified. As you can imagine, it is a very holy place,...

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  • HaCarmel Market

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Things to Do

    After a coffee break in Sheinkin street we ended up at the entrance of Carmel Market (Shuk HaCarmel). It’s a large (I guess the biggest in Tel Aviv) lively marketplace that spreads all over Carmel street but also on some side streets but of course if you have already visit other Middle Easte souks you wont get excited but it’s exotic enough for a...

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  • Eilat Beaches

    Eilat Things to Do

    The Beaches of Eliat starts from the Taba Border Crossing and Up to the near the Kempinski Hotel Beach at the Border of Aqaba. The Beaches of Eliat, like the beahces in the gulf are of golden sand variety and are course but the waters are very clean and the Red Sea is a misnomer as the Sea here is colored blue green! the 11 kilometers of coastline...

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  • Mount Carmel Area

    Haifa Things to Do

    Running parallel to Hanassi Boulevard beyond the main hotels (Dan, Dan Panorama and Nof) is the Louis Promenade. This is the spot for THE view in Haifa, looking northwest across the bay towards Akko. The Baha'i gardens are below you as is Haifa port and the lower part of the city, the satellite towns spread out in the middle distance hugging the...

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  • Garden of Gethsemane

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    The Biblical Garden of Gethsemane is located at the foot of Mount of Olives and at the End of the Palm Sunday Road in the Kidron Valley. The Garden is located just beside the Church for All Nations and this garden is popular in the Christian World as the setting of the Agony of the Garden where Jesus prayed after the Last Supper and was Betrayed by...

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  • Jaffa Flea Market

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Things to Do

    Got a 1950s hoover with a missing part? Fancy an ornate but useable nargilah? Or a Hanukiah? Even hand-made furniture or electrical goods/cameras from dubious sources? Then the flea market in Jaffa is the right place. Set among the narrow streets of workshops and storage centres of end of 19th century Arab quarter, its a warren of junk, bargains...

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  • Diving

    Eilat Things to Do

    I owe thanks to Sharon (SharonR), a good friend who gave me the gift of a dive for my 60th birthday. This was so much fun and I enjoyed it immensely. Took Tal's boyfriend Itzik along so I would have a friend to share the experience with later. The Sigala Diving School is just a one room affair in the back of a building that looks like a shack just...

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  • The beaches

    Haifa Things to Do

    Approaching Haifa from the south is arguably the best way to see the city. On your right is the long ridge of the Carmel Mountain with buildings clinging to its steep sides and atop its long, long 'peak'. To your left are the breaking waves and golden sands of the Mediterranean. Immediately before you hit Haifa, the beaches are wild and untamed,...

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  • Via Dolorosa

    4 out of 5 stars

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    the 14th Station of the Cross and the final and most important location in Christianity is located in the Center of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Main Greek Orthodox Basilica Part of the Complex, the AEDICULE. The Aedicule is located in a small rotunda in the Central Part of the Church and since we were at Jerusalem during Orthodox Holy...

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  • Azrieli Center

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Things to Do

    To me, the Azrieli Centre represents the beginning of the 'new' for Tel Aviv, with its deeply impressive iconic architecture sprouting up besides the freeway. Originally planned to be three buildings - a square, a triangle and a circle - it took many years to see the arrival of the third (triangle) and a stunted version of the original at...

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  • Timna Natural Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Eilat Things to Do

    Just north of Eilat on the main north-south road is Timna. The first photo shows some of the statues that line the entrance, sort of fake Egyptian that do little to foretell the naked natural beauty of this spot. The ancient mining site of the copper for Egypts pharohs still has much to draw visitors. The Copper Road sign, showing the way along the...

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  • The Port

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Haifa Things to Do

    During the British Mandate period Haifa and its port developed. Sir Frederick Palmer was the British port engineer who chose Haifa as the location for a deepwater port, and the main gate of the port was named after him. As the commemorative sign puts it, during the British Mandate period the Haifa port was the strategic gateway not only to Israel...

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  • Temple Mount

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    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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  • Neve Tzedek

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Things to Do

    Neve Tzedek, now a neighborhood in central Tel-Aviv, is older than Tel-Aviv itself: It was founded in 1887 by Jews who decided to move out of the stifling, crowded streets of old Jaffa. They followed the example set by Jerusalem Jews who built neighborhoods outside the Old City walls, bought some land north east of Jaffa and built their houses...

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  • Cruize in the Red Sea

    Eilat Things to Do

    To get the diving experience without so much as getting your feet wet, take to the waters off Eilat in a glass bottomed boat. I’ve taken a Galaxy Underwater Yacht tour. The yacht leaves from the marina, spends about two hours cruising the calm waters between the Jordanian and Egyptian borders. You can kick back on the sun deck, perhaps with a...

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  • Culture

    Haifa Things to Do

    One of several film festivals in Israel, this one takes place during Succot (late September/early October) and my personal favourite. It is very much a festival that is part of the city (the more established Jerusalem Film Festival is very much centred round the Cinematheque), screenings being spread round many screens, outdor events take place in...

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  • The Citadel - Tower of David

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    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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  • Promenade

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Things to Do

    If you have walked the northern part of the promenade, from the Tel-Aviv Harbor to Oepra Tower, and continue to walk down the southern part of promenade towards Jaffa, you are bound to sense the difference. You will hardly see trendy cafes and bars. The view will change, the Old City of Jaffa will be a constant fixture on the horizon as you draw...

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  • The Promanade

    Eilat Things to Do

    Kings City is a biblical theme park in Eilat, which was inaugurated in June 2005. It required an investment of about USD 40 million. It is owned by "Africa Israel", "Elran d.d. Real Estate ltd" and a Swiss investor. I didn’t visit it, but its building is very attractive and reminds something like Solomon’s Palace, haha! You can watch my high...

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  • The Technion College

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Haifa Things to Do

    I have a confession to make. I grew up in a very non-scientific home. My father was a rabbi and a historian. My mother was a teacher of Hebrew and Bible. I was terrible in math and science from the time I can remember myself, and my parents, no math geniuses or scientists themselves, had great empathy for me (at least in this respect). I didn’t...

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  • The Old City Gates

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    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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  • Sarona German Colony

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Things to Do

    The German Templar sect established several agricultural colonies in Palestine in the 19th century. Sarona was built in 1871, a few kilometers north east of Jaffa. Today this area lies in the center of Tel Aviv. Before and during WW II many in the templar community became staunch Nazi supporters, and in 1948 were finally expelled by the British...

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  • Red Canyon

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Eilat Things to Do

    Aside from being physically beautiful to wander in the Red Canyon and see the layering of colors on the canyon walls, it is also fun to slide down the slopes that are formed by the slow erosion of water and wind combined with sand on the soft (well realitively soft anyway) rock. You can see in some of the pictures here the artwork of the water,...

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  • Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial

    5 out of 5 stars

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    Unfortunately, I did not find my trip to Israel as life-changing as a lot of my friends tell me they did but the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and Museum would have almost made the trip worthwhile all on its own. The proprietors describe it as, "The world’s leading national Holocaust memorial and museum is a 45-acre campus comprising indoor...

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  • Nachlat Benjamin

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Things to Do

    Twice a week, in every Thuesday and Friday, the Nachlat Bejamin St. becomes also an art market to whomever want to sale their store. Many kind of artist who present art work for home, galleries, office, hand-made toys, accessories, etc.

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  • The 101

    Eilat Things to Do

    At 101 km from Eilat, you will find this place to stop, buy something to drink or eat, and also relax a little, they have animals, and some exhibitions. While driving to Eilat you cross the Arava Desert: If you want to enter to toilet, you have to pay at entrance. (I think around 50 cents of NILS, I did enter in the petrol station lol so I was...

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  • Golgotha Skull Hill

    4 out of 5 stars

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    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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  • Rabin Square

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Things to Do

    The large square in front of the City Hall is Rabin square (kikar Rabin). There were only a few people here and there but this is a popular spot for political rallies, demonstrations and parades. We were there a few days before the local elections so at one side of the square there was a huge kiosk (pic 5) dedicated to one of the candidates. The...

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  • Water activities

    Eilat Things to Do

    The northern tip of the Red Sea is relatively warm year-round, calm, and full of fantastic marine life. Two beaches I visited in January, 2009 offer excellent access and habitats. Coral Beach is a national marine preserve located about 400 yards E (N?) of the big aquarium. It's about 10 shekels for admission and use of locker room, shower, deck...

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  • The Quarters

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    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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  • Sheinkin Street

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Things to Do

    The Sheinkin street is in the centre of the city, between Alenvy st. to Dizengof st. Here you can find all the latest local and international fashion, good music stores and even some galleries. Also around here many trendy coffee shops and bars.

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  • Church of all Nations

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    Part two of my Church of All Nations Tips with more pictures around. the Roman Catholic Basilica that was designed into a Byzantine Era church by the Famed Franciscan Italian Architect Antonio Barluzzi (who designed churches in Mount Tabor, Sea of Galilee, Dominus Flevit Church) in 1924 was made possible by the Donations of 12 Nations (Italy,...

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  • Old Harbour

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Things to Do

    The Tel-Aviv Harbor was born out of a dire need to be able to import and export during the Arab Revolt in 1936. Then other harbors took its place: Tel Aviv never had the right natural conditions for a modern harbor. After years of neglect, the old Tel Aviv Harbor area has been developed into one of the "in" entertainment and shopping areas of Tel...

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  • Ein Kerem

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    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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  • Opera Tower

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Things to Do

    Overlooking the beach and found on the corner of Allenby and coastal Herbert Samuel Street, the salmon pink Opera Tower is one of the most distinctive buildings on the coastal strip with its stepped upper floors. Mostly apartments and a few offices, the small shopping mall at ground level is popular with its Tower Records and fast food...

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  • Garden Tomb

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    A huge group of 75 of us visited here in 1999 as an extension to our trip around Turkey which was the 7 churches of Revelations tour leading up to a convergence in the ampitheatre at Ephesus with 10,000 other Christians from around the world - this was a significant part of our trip to Jerusalem Interesting sites to read on the theories involved...

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