Jerusalem Tourism Guide


Nestling in the Judean Hills, Jerusalem provides the visitor with both a spiritual experience that he will never forget. Wallowing in history for the world's three main religions, visitors to the city agree to its uniqueness, and a feeling that makes it very different from every other city on earth.

Visit the new OLD TRAIN STATION complex opposite the Liberty Bell Gardens park. There is a variety of restaurants, and there is often free nightly entertainment. One can also walk along the train track for a little over 4 kilometres through different Jerusalem neighborhoods, the Arab village of Beit Safafa, and reaching the Malcha Mall Shopping Center.

The walls of the old city have 2500 years of history, for Jews, Muslims, and Christians alike. In the alleys of The Old City, you will feel as if you have gone back to an ancient time. Yet not five minutes away, you will enjoy an enchanting neighborhood built in the late 19th century - Yemin Moshe - a picturesque neighborhood of homes, artists' studios and art galleries. Named after Sir Moses Montefiore, it was built as the first neighborhood outside the  walls of Jerusalem's Old City.

The Haas Promenade ( in East Talpiot ) has the most magnificent view of the Old City ( and had a cute restaurant in the middle of the promenade open on Fridays and Saturdays only with one of the best views in the world - but has now unfortunately closed) This unique promenade features paths of Jerusalem stone, wooden pergolas, and terraces landscaped with olive trees.

Nahalat Shiva is a pedestrian shopping area in West Jerusalem, featuring a wide variety of restaurants and quaint shops. The entire street is renovated from early 1900's buildings. and is a perfect place to have breakfast at one of the many outdoor cafes.

Don't forget to visit the "SHUK" on Jaffa Street - an amazing daily produce market, where both the quality and price cannot be matched throughout Jerusalem. Nowadays, the atmosphere of the market has changed significantly, and now has fancy up class restaurants and even jewelry stores.

Ein Kerem is a picturesque neighborhood on the outskirts of Jerusalem (take the no.17 bus) not to missed. There is a wonderful little chocolate store not to be missed, and a new restaurant  - Brasserie - has just ( June 2011 ) opened by Mary's Spring.

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre  is built over the site where Jesus was  crucified, buried and resurrected.  Most people arrive here after walking down the Via Dolorosa, the route Jesus followed as he carried his cross. 

The Dome of the Rock   is one of Jerusalem's most  famous symbols. A golden dome whose dominant proportions can be viewed from several vantage points around the city, including the Haas promenade in Talpiot. The Mosque was built in the 7th century by the Umayyad Khalif Abed el-Malik, on the site of the destroyed Jewish Temple. It is one of the oldest and most beautiful examples of Muslim architecture.

You should to pay a visit to Israel's parliament - The Knesset. The building, completed in 1966, was designed by Yosef Klarvin and funded by Baron James de Rothchild, and has 120 members.

The Biblical Zoo - One of the most  pleasant surprises in Jerusalem is its wonderful zoo. The zoo is set in a remarkable landscape, and offers a wonderful day out for both adults and children alike.

Jerusalem Parks- There are some beautiful parks in Jerusalem. Independence Park in the Center of Town has recently been landscaped, and now has running streams. The Botanical Gardens on The Givat Ram University campus has plant species from all over the world and makes for an extremely pleasant afternoon's stroll. Liberty Bell Gardens offers recreational facilities such as roller skating and basketball, as well as a puppet theatre in a train. Gilo Park  has an extensive adventure playground for children. Entrance is free.

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