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JERUSALEM

A LIFE CHANGING VISIT

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Jerusalem Top Events

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Sukkot in Jerusalem - Events of 2014

October 08 - October 16

Join the pilgrims to the holy city for religious and

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Formula 1 Race 2014

October 06 - October 07

Formula 1 cars zoom past Jerusalem's holiest and most beautiful

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Piyyut Festival 2014

September 29 - October 02

A celebration of Jewish liturgical music through four days of

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This two day tour combines Jerusalem old & new with

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An insider's view of the bars, pubs and clubs that

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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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Garden Tomb

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

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Yad Vashem

Israel’s national Holocaust memorial – a must when in

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Davidson Archeological Garden

The Jerusalem Archaeological Park, adjacent to the Western Wall of the Temple Mount, gives visitors the opportunity to get acquainted

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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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Mishkenot Sha’ananim

Mishkenot Sha’ananim is steeped in history since 1860, part of the first neighborhood constructed outside the Old City walls. Built

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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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Museum on the Seam

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

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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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Western Wall Tunnels

Take a tour underground, into the tunnels that expose ancient Jerusalem in all its glory.

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Herzl Museum

Three exhibition halls tell Herzl's story, culminating in the fourth hall showing the amazing successes of the Jewish state.

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City of David

Walk in the footsteps of Jerusalem's ancient kings and prophets.

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Israel Museum

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

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Mahane Yehuda Market

Often referred to as “the shuk” – its Hebrew moniker – the Mahane Yehuda Market has come to be almost

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The Cardo

The Cardo is an impressive colonnaded-style street in the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem.

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Plan Your Trip

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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 has some great in and outdoor shopping areas. Read up to choose the one you want.

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Free Shuttles to the Old City

Park by the First Station and jump on a shuttle to the Old City.

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Top Jerusalem Vacation Itineraries

Planning your trip to Jerusalem? Our passionate and in-the-know travel team have put together recommendations for vacation itineraries (one to

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Top Attractions in Jerusalem

Jerusalem is an ancient city with a history that stretches back thousands of years, but it is also a modern

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Rent a Car in Israel

Read about renting a car at Ben Gurion Airport (Tel Aviv Airport).

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Jerusalem Weather

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

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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 Light Rail

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

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Israel & Pilgrimage Maps

The Old City of Jerusalem may be where one goes to see places of religious importance, but that doesn't mean

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First-Time Visitors

Jerusalem is well accustomed to visitors and is ready for you. Now it's time for you to get ready for

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Hotels in Jerusalem

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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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Hostels in Jerusalem

There are a host of excellent hostels in Jerusalem for travelers on a budget and those looking for an authentic

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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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Prima Park Hotel Jerusalem

Inspired by the local boutique wineries, this hotel at the entrance to the city offers everything wanted by a discerning

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The Market Courtyard – Jerusalem Suites

The Market Courtyard - Jerusalem Suites is a one of a kind complex of vacation apartments right in the heart

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Dan Hotels in Jerusalem

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

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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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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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Top Boutique Hotels in Jerusalem

Let us help you choose which of the welcoming boutique hotels in Jerusalem will work best for you.

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Best Value Hotels

These hotels offer excellent value at great, affordable prices.

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American Colony

An award-winning picturesque boutique 5-star hotel.

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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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Jerusalem Yitzhak Rabin Hostel

A clean, affordable and friendly hostel near the museum district.

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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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Hotel Yehudah

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

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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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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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Events and Festivals

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One Square Meter Poetry Festival 2014

Intimate readings of poetry in the German Colony.

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Israeli Music Festival 2014

The best Israeli composers and performers collaborate on a day of music at the Jerusalem Music Center and the Jerusalem

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Piyyut Festival 2014

A celebration of Jewish liturgical music through four days of concerts and discussions.

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Selichot Italian-Style

Selichot with an Italian and music twist at the Italian synagogue.

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Abu Gosh Vocal Music Festival Sukkot 2014

Hear the most beautiful vocal music in the pastoral Judean Hills.

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Big Bambu at the Israel Museum

Visit the large illuminated bamboo sculpture at night in August.

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Kabbalat Shabbat at the First Station

Join the singing and dancing to bring in the Shabbat.

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Formula 1 Race 2014

Formula 1 cars zoom past Jerusalem's holiest and most beautiful sites.

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Jerusalem March 2014

A colorful, international festive parade of tens of thousands in Jerusalem.

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Birkat Hakohanim – the Priestly Blessing

The mass priestly blessing takes place at the Western Wall annually on Sukkot and Passover.

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Exhibition of Jerusalem's Medical History

Jerusalem: A Medical Diagnosis - Jerusalem's stories through the local history of medicine.

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Feast of Tabernacles 2014

Join thousands of fellow believers in Jerusalem for a dynamic worship experience in Jerusalem.

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Night Spectacular Sound & Light Show

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

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Manofim - Contemporary Art Festival 2014

A week of contemporary art exhibitions around the city.

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Yom Kippur in Jerusalem

Yom Kippur, or the “Day of Atonement,” is the holiest and most solemn day of the Jewish year, with an

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Sukkot in Jerusalem - Events of 2014

Join the pilgrims to the holy city for religious and cultural events.

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The Machine Inside: Biomechanics

Exhibition about the inner workings of the animal world.

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Meet the Orthodox Jews

Your window into the Orthodox world.

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Restaurants in Jerusalem

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Top 5 Unique Restaurants

Jerusalem's population is at once local and international, and its cuisine reflects both. Be it kubeh or matzah balls, burekas

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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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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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Mantra Restaurant

Gourmet restaurant by day, beautiful bar by night. Take in Jerusalem's city center at this lovely establishment.

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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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Top Chef Restaurants

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

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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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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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Restaurant Overview

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

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Waffle Factory

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

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Culture and Nightlife in Jerusalem

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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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Dublin Jerusalem

Heavy mahogany furniture, 18 draft beers and more make this an authentic Irish pub experience.

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The First Station

A meeting of culinary delights, culture, events and tours at Jerusalem's first train station.

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Top Nightlife Locations

Looking for things to do in Jerusalem after the sun sets? Whether you fancy entertainment and culture, Old City nightlife,

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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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Uganda

The combination bar, café, live music venue and specialist records/comics store. Seriously. Check it out.

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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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The Incubator Theater

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

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Gerard Behar Center

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

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Hutzot Hayotzer Artists’ Colony

Displays of sculptures, paintings, embroidery and more are set in the charming alleyways of this old neighborhood.

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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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Family Vacation in Jerusalem

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Binyamin Tourism

A region of springs, rivers, vineyards, B&Bs, extreme sports and breathtaking views.

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Tisch Family 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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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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Bloomfield Science Museum

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

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Top Family Activities in Jerusalem

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

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Teddy Park

Beautiful shows at Israel's only sound and light fountain.

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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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Natural Museum

See and touch nature through educational programs and exhibitions.

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Jerusalem Videos

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VIDEO - Suriname Synagogue 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 - Jerusalem Selichot 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 Snow

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 - 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 - Jerusalem Awaits You

You're invited to visit Jerusalem and be touched by her fascinating merging of ancient history with forward-thinking modernity.

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VIDEO - Jerusalem Marathon in 60 Seconds

About Jerusalem's Winner Marathon 2014

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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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VIDEO - Jerusalem Nightlife in 60 Seconds

The best things to do at night in Jerusalem >> A comprehensive list of nightlife venues in Jerusalem

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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 - Islamic "Art of Time" 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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