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Jerusalem Top Events

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Jerusalem Wine Festival at the Israel Museum

August 11 - August 14

A wine glass, a Jerusalem breeze and live music in

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Hutzot Hayotzer Int'l Arts and Crafts Fair

August 11 - August 23

An arts and crafts fair with nightly live performances in

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Open House Jerusalem

September 18 - September 20

Get a glimpse of Jerusalem’s architectural treasures.

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This two day tour combines the Jerusalem old & new

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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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Museum on the Seam

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

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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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Mount of Olives

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

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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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Western Wall

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

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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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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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Yad Vashem

Israel’s national Holocaust memorial – a must when in

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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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The Western Wall Tunnels

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

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Plan Your Trip

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Jerusalem Weather

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

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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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Gay Travel

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

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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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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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Hotels in Jerusalem

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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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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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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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House 57

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

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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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American Colony

An award-winning picturesque boutique 5-star hotel.

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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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Apartments Israel

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

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Dan Hotels in Jerusalem

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

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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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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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Hotel Yehudah

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

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Little House in Rechavia

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

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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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Jerusalem Yitzhak Rabin Hostel

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

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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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Events and Festivals

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I Am My Brother's Keeper

I Am My Brother's Keeper - 50 Years of Honoring Righteous Among the Nations, is Yad Vashem’s current temporary exhibition

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Puppet Theater Festival

A week of the best puppeteers meeting in Jerusalem.

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The Machine Inside: Biomechanics

Learn about the inner workings of the animal world.

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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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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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Formula 1 Race

Two days of the most powerful race cars zipping by the Old City

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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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Jerusalem: A Medical Diagnosis

Jerusalem's stories through the history of medicine in the city.

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Kabbalat Shabbat at the First Station

Join the singing and dancing to bring in the Shabbat.

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Contact Point

Peculiar concerts, interactive art, a drawing robot, an earphone dance party and much more.

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Jerusalem Season of Culture

A myriad of alternative art, culture and music events around the city throughout the

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Ah Jerusalem!

An American family meets historical figures in this musical at the Tower of David.

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Hutzot Hayotzer Int'l Arts and Crafts Fair

An arts and crafts fair with nightly live performances in the Sultan’s Pool.

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Open House Jerusalem

Get a glimpse of Jerusalem’s architectural treasures.

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Meet the Orthodox Jews

Your window into the Orthodox world.

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Beer Festival

Over 120 international and local beers served in a fun summer

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Jerusalem Wine Festival at the Israel Museum

A wine glass, a Jerusalem breeze and live music in the background.

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The International Chamber Music Festival

Take in a repertoire expressing love for artistic beauty at the YMCA.

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Restaurants in Jerusalem

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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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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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Waffle Factory

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

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Cavalier

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

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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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Mantra Restaurant

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

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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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Ali Baba Restaurant

Overlook the Judean Desert at this authentic Middle Eastern restaurant.

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Top Chef Restaurants

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

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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 crave falafel

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Mala Bistro

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

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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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Restaurants Overview

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

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Bonsai

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

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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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Shraga Café

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

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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 for

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Gerard Behar Center

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

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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 cooked

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Dublin Irish Pub Jerusalem

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

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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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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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Family Vacation in Jerusalem

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Bloomfield Science Museum

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

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Natural Museum

See and touch nature through educational programs and exhibitions.

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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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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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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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A Vacation Recommendation

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

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Binyamin Tourism

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

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Jerusalem Videos

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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 - 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 Marathon in 60 Seconds

About Jerusalem's Winner Marathon 2014

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - '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 - 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 - '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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