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9 places you shouldn’t miss in Jerusalem

Jerusalem is one of the world's most famous cities; the city's long history turns Jerusalem into a city of a very wide range of sites, from its historical attractions to Israel's institutions which are located in Jerusalem as well. In order to make some order before your arrival to Jerusalem, we’ve gathered for you the top ten attractions in Jerusalem that cannot be missed.
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1) Yad Vashem – There isn’t much to add about the Yad Vashem Museum. The place is well known for being the world’s most acknowledged Holocaust Museum. Here you will be exposed to the horrors of the Holocaust, accompanied by personal stories and fascinating exhibitions. Obviously this is one of the sites that you should not miss. 

Credit Pic - Yad Va'shem museum

2) The Western Wall (Kotel) – There isn’t much to tell about the Western Wall - everything has already been said. The ancient brick wall that is a remnant from the Second Temple period attracts every year hundreds of thousands of tourists who visit the place. 

Western Wall Jerusalem 

3) The Church of the Holy Sepulcher - the Holy Sepulcher is one of the most sacred places to the Christian community in the world. According to tradition, Jesus was buried in the Holy Sepulcher and hundreds of thousands of people visit the area every year. The church is very big and impressive and certainly one of Jerusalem’s most popular attractions. 

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher

4) Dome of the Rock (The Golden Dome) and the Temple Mount
- the Golden Dome is by all means one of the city of Jerusalem’s icons; it is a part of the Temple Mount which is not always open for visits, but in any case, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit it if you can, and if not, you should get to a vantage point and look at the dome. 

Dome of the Rock

5) Mount of Olives – The Mount of Olives, holy to all three religions, is one of the sites already mentioned in the Bible. The Mount of Olives overlooks the Old City and actually separates the Old City from the Judean Desert. The view from the Mount of Olives to the Old City is nothing but breathtaking. 

View on the Mount of Olive - Credit Dror Avi

6) City of David - The Story of the City of David began about 3000 years ago, when King David decided to leave his city, Hebron, and go to Jerusalem in order to unite the people of Israel around one capital city. Today the City of David is a small and magical hill located near the Western Wall. The City of David offers to whoever passes through its gates a unique visit to the town of kings and prophets, the place where most of the Bible’s chapters were written.

City of David

7) The Old City Market and the Christian Quarter – The Old City Market is located in the alleys of the Christian Quarter of the Old City. The colorfulness of the market, combined with the Mediterranean atmosphere and the diverse memorabilia turns the market into an attraction you have to visit.

The old city market

8) Israeli Knesset and the Supreme Court - In Jerusalem are also located all official institutions of the State of Israel among which are the Israeli Parliament (called: Knesset Israel) and the Supreme Court.

Credit pic - Credit Deror Avi

9) Machane Yehuda Market – Machane Yehuda Market is one of Israel’s most famous markets, and it gathers the entire essence of Israel - lively atmosphere, colorfulness and, above all, coexistence of Jews and Arabs. It is highly recommended to visit on Fridays, before Shabbat. 

If you are looking for  guided tour in Jerusalem, please visit our Jerusalem Tours Section.

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