Jerusalem

Why Visit

Jerusalem is a fascinating city and a highlight of any visit to Israel.

About Jerusalem

Steeped in religion, fiercely disputed and rich in history; Jerusalem is one of the oldest continually occupied cities in the world. Sacred to the three largest monotheistic faiths, the city was founded almost 7,000 years ago.

Claimed as capital by both Israelis and Palestinians alike, Jerusalem's in-limbo status doesn't prevent it being one of the greatest sites of pilgrimage in the world. Religious wonders pack its streets and the faithful come in droves to pay their respects.

  • Visit the Dome of the Rock, an enduring symbol of the city and sacred to both Muslims and Jewish faiths
  • Explore St Marks Chapel, home to the Syrian Orthodox community
  • Wander around the colourful Mahane Yehuda Market, mingle with the locals and shop for all types of locally grown food
  • See worshippers at the Western Wall
  • Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, an important place for Christian Pilgrims

Beyond the ordinary

Explore the city by bicycle, a fun way to access some of the hidden lanes and sites.
 

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