THE OFFICIAL
JERUSALEM TRAVEL SITE

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JERUSALEM

A LIFE CHANGING VISIT

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Jerusalem Top Events

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MusraraMix Festival

May 20 - May 22

Culture and politics through a hub of art and social

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Easter in Jerusalem

April 13 - April 21

Easter ceremonies and recommended events at your fingertips.

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Passover in Jerusalem

April 14 - April 21

Seder suggestions, Pesach events and more.

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Learn about Jerusalem, with your own private tour guide.

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A journey from the Mount of Olives along the Via

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Welcome to Jerusalem

Jerusalem is a one-of-a-kind destination with an intriguing history that stretches back thousands of years, involving deep significance to the three monotheistic religions as well as a vibrant modern life. Here you can transverse worlds in an instant, going from being immersed in the story of the Bible to a trendy wine bar. Expect world-class entertainment in Jerusalem with a wealth of truly unique events and festivals.



Attractions and Landmarks in Jerusalem

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Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The place where Jesus was crucified, buried & resurrected is the holiest of sites for Catholics.

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Tower of David Museum

This site rests on the ruins of fortifications made by King David the Israelite.

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The Garden Tomb

A popular Protestant pilgrimage destination, the tomb is a quiet place, perfect for reflection.

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City of David

Join tours at Ir David, the capital of King David's kingdom from thousands of years ago.

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Menachem Begin Heritage Center

You are invited to relive a most dramatic chapter in our history. The Begin Museum is not just a museum,

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Dome of the Rock

Islam’s third holiest site is built on top of the Temple Mount in the Old City.

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Museum on the Seam

The museum that doesn't shy away from matters of explosive political significance.

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Western Wall

A retaining wall of the Temple Mount, the Kotel is a spiritual center for Jews around the world.

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Yad Vashem

Israel's national Holocaust museum gives visitors a somber and unforgettable experience.

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Israel Museum

Israel's largest cultural institution offers permanent and changing displays.

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Cinema City Jerusalem

Take in the largest entertainment space in Jerusalem including themed theaters, museums, activities and an indoor mall.

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Bible Lands Museum

Learn about the cultures of the Ancient Near East through priceless treasures that span history from the dawn of civilization

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The Western Wall Tunnels

Descend underground to touch a 2,000 year old history.

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Mount of Olives

Overlooking the Old City walls, this Jewish cemetery has been used since biblical times.

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Jerusalem Light Rail

The new light rail is a real experience and a convenient way to get around.

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Gay Travel

Enjoy a diverse and eclectic mix of hip and alternative hang-outs.

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Where to Shop

Jerusalem tours are peppered by – of course – going shopping! There are several areas in Jerusalem with outdoor shopping

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Top Historical Sites

Jerusalem tours are centered around the city's history. Renowned for being one of the oldest cities in the world, Jerusalem

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Jerusalem Weather

Prepare for the temperatures and precipitation to be expected when you're here.

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Hotels in Jerusalem

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American Colony

An award-winning picturesque boutique 5-star hotel.

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Lev Yerushalayim All Suite Hotel

The Lev Yerushalayim All Suite Hotel is located right in the center of Jerusalem. Our hotel offers suites for both

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House 57

A B&B for individuals, families or groups, situated in a pastoral yet very convenient location.

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Little House in Rechavia

A small, intimate hotel in a prime location on a tranquil street.

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Eldan Hotel Jerusalem

Opposite the enchanting landscape of Jerusalem and the Old City wall, in the heart of a major tourist location, there

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Apartments Israel

Offerings of a great variety of furnished apartments for short and long term rental and more.

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Hotel Yehudah

A quiet, pastoral, yet central location. Perfect for business events, fun days, meetings and more.

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Arcadia Ba'Moshava Boutique Hotel

This quaint hotel in the German Colony offers friendly hospitality with special touches.

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Dan Hotels in Jerusalem

Four beautiful hotels each with a unique style and wonderful location.

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Alegra Boutique Hotel

A romantic boutique hotel in Ein Kerem with a love story in its past.

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Most Romantic Hotels

One major enticing aspect about Jerusalem is something people might not think of offhand: her romantic venues.  Here we list

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Luxury Hotels

There are a handful of truly dazzling luxury hotels in Jerusalem that offer everything you would expect from top five

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Best Jerusalem Hotels

Jerusalem is home to a range of world-class hotels that vary greatly in atmosphere, clientele and price range. We’ve rounded

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Best Value Hotels

There are a host of excellent value hotels in Jerusalem with a lot to offer at affordable prices. If you're

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Events and Festivals

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Kabbalat Shabbat at the Western Wall

Welcome the Jewish Shabbat at the Western Wall with hundreds of people.

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MusraraMix Festival

Culture and politics through a hub of art and social happenings.

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International Museum Day in Jerusalem

The annual day on which to enjoy and appreciate Jerusalem's museums, for free.

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Israel Festival

With spring comes three weeks of concerts and performances by Israeli and international artists.

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Passover in Jerusalem

Seder suggestions, Pesach events and more.

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Night Spectacular - Sound & Light at the Tower of David

A show on stone whisks the viewers off on an historical journey.

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Dress Codes - Revealing the Jewish Wardrobe

Hundreds of garments expose Jewish life around the world in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Easter in Jerusalem

Easter ceremonies and recommended events at your fingertips.

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Ice Skating in Jerusalem

For seven weeks a 600 square meter ice skating rink will be open at the First Station.

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The Book of Books Exhibition

An exciting new exhibition displaying 2,000 years of the world's most famous book.

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Moving into the Weekend

A family friendly matinee dance performance and family centered dance

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April Events at Cinematheque Jerusalem

Pre-premieres, screenings for children, lectures and more.

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Jerusalem Festival of Light 2014

The Old City streets, walls and windows become illuminated with light art.

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Exhibition: Everyone Carries a Room Inside

About this most major of contemporary phenomena: loneliness.

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Restaurants in Jerusalem

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Restaurants Overview

It's not just about falafel. Navigate the rich world of eateries in Jerusalem.

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Jacko's Street Restaurant

Jacko's Street, located in the Mahane Yehuda market, is a kosher chef restaurant owned by three friends---Zakai Hodja, Rafi Revivo

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Top Falafel and Shwarma Restaurants

      Falafel and shwarma stands, along with hair salons, are a dime a dozen in Jerusalem. While we all

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Darna

At this authentic kosher Moroccan restaurant, you will be warmly welcomed in the proud Maghreb tradition and with beautiful cuisine.

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Bonsai

Family-friendly kosher Asian, sushi and grill bar downtown near the Old City walls.

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Best Hummus in Jerusalem

There are two certainties when visiting Jerusalem; that you will eat hummus, and that you will be approached by at

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Cavalier

French, romantic, elegant fine dining in one of the three top Israeli restaurants.

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Link Restaurant-Bar

An oasis in the center of Jerusalem, Link Restaurant-Bar exudes charm, warmth and class, due in large to its historic

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Coffee Bean Jerusalem

An American cafe rich with famous Ice Blended drinks, hot drinks and many food options.

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MODERN Restaurant

Adjacent to the Israel Museum, a design befitting its artistic host and a local menu of Jerusalem dishes with a

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Shraga Café

A homey cafe with a fresh and eclectic dairy-vegetarian-vegan menu.

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Waffle Factory

"Create Your Flavor" desserts and pastas with fresh, homemade ingredients... and Ben & Jerry's!

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Top Chef Restaurants

Recommendations for chef restaurants encompassing a diverse range of cooking styles and dishes.

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Mala Bistro

Jerusalem-style dishes in an ancient building within the enchanted Ein Karem neighborhood.

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Ali Baba Restaurant

Overlook the Judean Desert at this authentic Middle Eastern restaurant.

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Culture and Nightlife in Jerusalem

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The Incubator Theater

  The Incubator Theater ensemble was established in 2005 with the purpose of creating original Jerusalem-based productions and providing infrastructure

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Gerard Behar Center

The cultural home in Jerusalem for independent theater, music and dance productions.

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Toy Bar

Whether you are a visitor to Jerusalem and looking to experience Jerusalem's unique nightlife or a local, HaTzaatzua (The Toy

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Jerusalem Cinematheque

Enjoy over 1,200 movie screenings annually alongside an abundance of quality cultural and film programs.

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HaOman 17

HaOman 17, a warehouse-sized club in Talpiot, is the place to head to in Jerusalem if you are up for

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Barood

  The Barood restaurant is a family business opened by Daniela Lerer in 1995. It serves authentic Jerusalemite-Sephardic food, as

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Mike's Place

A kosher live music and sports bar and restaurant in Jerusalem’s city center.

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Family Vacation in Jerusalem

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Ein Yael Active Museum

  Ein Yael is situated the Emek Refaim valley in the heart of nature on the outskirts of Jerusalem. The

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On the Train with Herzl, Montefiore and Beautiful Alice

A tour on the most important historical figures who traveled Jerusalem's first train.

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Family Vacations in Jerusalem - Top Activities

Ancient sites to city parks, Jerusalem will keep your kids (and you) enthralled and amused.

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Bloomfield Science Museum

A hands-on museum that focuses on experiential, and fun, learning.

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Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (The Biblical Zoo)

The Biblical Zoo is situated in a pastoral valley in the south west of Jerusalem, and it was planned with

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A Vacation Recommendation in Jerusalem

Watch a video to see what your vacation to Jerusalem could look like.

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Jerusalem Videos

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VIDEO - Snow in Jerusalem 2013

It is extremely seldom that snow appears in Jerusalem’s forecast, and, at that point, the eyes of all the country’s

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VIDEO - Tanya Beardsley in Israel

Tanya Beardsley, The international Zumba performer dancing to the rhythm of " El Vacilon" in Jerusalem and the Dead

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VIDEO - Jerusalem Nightlife in 60 Seconds

Jerusalem at night time is a different city!

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VIDEO - Jerusalem Festival of Light in 60 Seconds

Although Paris is the undisputed City of Lights, for one week in June, Jerusalem is flooded with a series

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VIDEO - Suriname Synagogue at the Israel Museum in 60 Seconds

The highlight of the Israel Museum's Mandel Wing for Jewish Art and Life is a restored 18th-century synagogue from

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VIDEO - the Benedictine Monastery in 60 Seconds

The Benedictine Monastery in Abu Ghosh has been in the village for about 1,000 years, since the time of

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VIDEO - 'Art of Time' at the Museum for Islamic Art in 60 Seconds

One of the premier collections of Islamic art in the world is situated in the heart of Jewish west

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VIDEO - 'Selichot' in Jerusalem in 60 Seconds

It is the dead of night, and Rosh Hashanah is only a week away. In the narrow, lamp-lit alleyways

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VIDEO - Jerusalem's Armenian Community in 60 Seconds

One of the most enigmatic groups in Jerusalem's variegated human landscape is the small Armenian contingency, which has been

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