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.
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.
Haas Promenade (
in East Talpiot ) has the most magnificent view of the Old City ( and
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.
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.
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.
INSIDE THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.