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Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival

September 09 - September 12

Musicians of a myriad of religions from the four corners

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Night Spectacular - Sound & Light at the Tower of David

July 12 - October 12

Watch the walls of the Citadel become the stage for

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Ah Jerusalem!

July 11 - September 05

The Magical-Musical History Tour is in Jerusalem! Meet the Axelrod

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A tour spanning the days of the First Temple to

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A walking tour of the highlights of one of the

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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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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 Western Wall Tunnels

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

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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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Church of the Holy Sepulchre

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

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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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The Garden Tomb

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

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City of David

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

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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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Plan your Trip

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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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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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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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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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St George Hotel

Levantine cuisine and a rooftop pool make this special hotel perfect for the leisure and pilgrimage traveler.

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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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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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Restaurants in the Old City

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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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Between the Arches

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

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Lina

  Lina offers Middle Eastern fare in the Old City.

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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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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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Kabbalat Shabbat at the Western Wall

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

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Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival

Many faiths from around the world meet to play their sacred music.

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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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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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Jerusalem: A Medical Diagnosis

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

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Ah Jerusalem!

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

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Top Attractions

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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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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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Burnt House (Katros House)

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

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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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Old City Tours

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Cook a Tour - Tastes of Jerusalem

Join a Jerusalem tour that combines pastoral tours and delicious culinary experiences.

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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 Self-Guided Audio Tours

Tour the Old City with professional audio tours straight from a website accessible from your mobile.

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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, 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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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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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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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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City of David & Underground Jerusalem - 1 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 & 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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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 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 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'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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