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Night Spectacular - Sound & Light at the Tower of David

October 12

Watch the walls of the Citadel become the stage for

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Jerusalem Festival of Light 2014

June 11 - June 19

Strolling through the picturesque lanes of Jerusalem's Old City is

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Kabbalat Shabbat at the Western Wall

January 01 - December 31

One of the best aspects of traveling, is the opportunity

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A walking tour of the highlights of one of the

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A tour spanning the days of the First Temple to

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Welcome to the Old City

Jerusalem is a one-of-a-kind destination with an intriguing history that stretches back thousands of years, deep significance to the three monotheistic religions as well as vibrant modern life. Here you can transverse worlds in an instant and go 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 from Hutzot Hayotzer Arts and Crafts Festival in the summer to Hamshushalayim in the winter. Home to some of Israel’s finest ultural institutions, museums, restaurants and hotels, Jerusalem is a remarkable city to explore.

Must-See Landmarks

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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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Western Wall

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

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The Western Wall Tunnels

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

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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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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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The Garden Tomb

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

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Al-Aqsa Mosque

  A common misconception regarding the Dome of the Rock, which is perhaps the image most associated with the Temple

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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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Jerusalem "Nights in the Old City" Events

Every year, millions of tourists visit the Old City of Jerusalem, the 3000-year-old ancient

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Getting to the Old City

There are a number of ways to get to the Old City. The Old City consists of very narrow streets

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About The Old City

With the highest number of museums per capita in the world (over 200), Israel clearly takes culture and education

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Tourist Information for the Old City

Tourists visiting the Old City will do well to stop by at the Tourist Information Center run by the Ministry

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Austrian Hospice

The ecclesiastical institution known as the "Austrian Hospice of the Holy Family" was established for pilgrims in 1854 by the

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Casa Nova Hospice Guesthouse

  Casa Nova Hospice in Jerusalem is a simple Franciscan guesthouse that is popular with pilgrim groups, particularly from Italy.

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Alhashimi Hotel and Hostel

  The newly renovated Old City Alhashimi Hotel and Hostel is located in close proximity to some of Jerusalem's holiest

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Restaurants in the Old City

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Between the Arches

An original kosher fish & dairy menu is graciously served in a beautiful 800 year old building.

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The Eucalyptus

Located in the city’s artist colony (Hutzot Hayotzer), a 2-3 minute walk from Jaffa Gate, is a very memorable and

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Harp of David

  The idyllically situated restaurant, The Harp of David, evokes the days of King David. The Harp of David Restaurant

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Lina

  Lina offers Middle Eastern fare in the Old City.

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Bulghourji

  Bulghourji is an authentic Armenian restaurant in the Armenian Quarter in the Old City.

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Events and Festivals

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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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Kabbalat Shabbat at the Western Wall

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

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Old City Nights

Enhance your Jerusalem experience by partaking in "Nights in the Old City," an array of night time events, concerts, theatrical

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Top Attractions

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Davidson Center—Jerusalem Archaeological Park

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

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Burnt House (Katros House)

  Following the Six Day War, Israeli archaeologists began digging extensively in the newly recaptured Jewish Quarter of the Old

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Chain of Generations Center: Multimedia Jewish History Show

The Chain of Generations Center relates the fascinating story of the Jewish people through 3,500 years - from exile to

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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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Old City Tours

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The Psalms Museum, the Via Dolorosa and More: Half-Day Friday Tour

Fridays in Jerusalem expose visitors to unique experiences such as the 4:00 pm Via Dolorosa traditional walk, and more. Our journey

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Jerusalem’s Jewish Heritage – 1 Day Tour

A tour spanning the days of the First Temple to today's

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Jerusalem & Bethlehem - 1 Day Tour

A meaningful tour that takes you through the history of Jerusalem and then to the birthplace of

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Walking the Wall Ramparts Southern Section - Self-Guided Tour

Walk along the ramparts of the southern part of the Old City walls on this self-guided tour.

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Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada and the Dead Sea - 2 Day Tour

This two day Bein Harim tour combines the Jerusalem & Bethlehem Tour with the Masada & Dead Sea Tour.

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Marketplaces in the Old City - Self-Guided Tour

Visit the Old City of Jerusalem's numerous bazaars to see the different merchandise and characteristics in each, along with tales

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Old City of Jerusalem - Half Day Tour

A walking tour of the highlights of one of the most sacred and majestic spots in the world - the

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City of David & Underground Jerusalem - Half Day Walking Tour

Explore underground in the Old City and then the excavations of the 3,000 year old City of David.

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Jerusalem's Hidden Treasures Tour

Join a magical tour that uncovers and discovers Jerusalem's beauty and mystique.

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Old City videos

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VIDEO - Jerusalem Via Dolorosa Procession in 60 Seconds

  According to the New Testament, before Jesus was crucified, he was led along the Via Dolorosa ("painful pathway"),

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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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