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Israel Things to Do

  • Old Jaffa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Things to Do

    Roaming Old Jaffa and the beautiful parks and gardens around it is probably one of the more authentic things there is to do in this city, it's right near the beautiful harbor and very close to the AWESOME flee market.

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  • Wailing Wall - Western Wall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    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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  • 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 amazing view of the Carmel mountains will blow your mind, on a clear day you can see the entire city below and just about the entire coastline - it is SO beatiful, BUT - small tip: Make sure you dress well, Bahai tradition is a bit dated and they will not allow you inside with a tank top or shorts!! So put a Tshirt in your bag :)

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  • Ramon Crater

    Israel Things to Do

    Flowers are blossoming in Israel from South to North during winter/spring months - January to early May. Irises are probably the most impressing of all. You can see them in several places of the country, while the main and the most accessible ones are: Netania, Gilboa and Golan Heights. You will see a couple of photographers per each flower but...

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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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  • Mount of Olives

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    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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  • 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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  • The German Colony

    4 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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  • 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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  • The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jaffa Flea Market

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Things to Do

    If you like antiques and markets this one is one of the best. so many exquisite old things and vintage!! you must work on your bargaining skills though :) otherwise you will empty out your pocket there

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  • Garden of Gethsemane

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Via Dolorosa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Temple Mount

    4 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial

    5 out of 5 stars

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Beth Hatefutsoth - Diaspora Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Things to Do

    Spent five hours inside, watching all the videos, the three floors of exhibits. First floor is dedicated to Jewish life. Second floor is dedicated to faith, reconstructions of synagogues across the world including China, and third has history of Jewish communities from Alexandria before Christ, to Poland in the 17th and 18th centuries, to the false...

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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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  • 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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  • Church of all Nations

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    …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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  • 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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  • Dome of the Rock

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    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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  • 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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