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Birkat Hakohanim – the Priestly Blessing

October 12

In Israel, the priestly blessing takes place daily in every

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Night Spectacular Sound & Light Show

August 30 - October 12

Watch the walls of the Citadel become the stage for

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Sukkot in Jerusalem - Events of 2014

October 08 - October 16

Within an hour or two of the fast of Yom

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

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A walking tour of the highlights of one of the

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Welcome to the Old City of Jerusalem

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 cultural institutions, museums, restaurants and hotels, Jerusalem is a remarkable city to explore.

Must-See Landmarks

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The Hurva Synagogue

The recent reopening of the Hurva Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City had been in the making

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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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Garden Tomb

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

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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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Western Wall

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

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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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Plan your Trip

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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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Major Places of Worship in Jerusalem

Jerusalem is central to the three major world monotheistic religions - Judaism, Islam, and Christianity – and over the years

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Only in the Old City

Entering the Old City is like walking into another world. Just a small distance from Jerusalem's relatively new, modern city

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Old City Map

The Old City map of Jerusalem shows the ancient section of Jerusalem surrounded by impressive 16th-century Ottoman city walls.

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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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Religious Pilgrimage

Religion in Jerusalem is the city's historically entrenched, ever-present plasma. The Holy City of Jerusalem, as she is known, is

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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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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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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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Lina

  Lina offers Middle Eastern fare 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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Bulghourji

Bulghourji is an authentic Armenian restaurant in the Armenian Quarter 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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Events and Festivals

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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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Kabbalat Shabbat at the Western Wall

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

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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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Exhibition of Jerusalem's Medical History

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

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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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Birkat Hakohanim – the Priestly Blessing

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

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Top Attractions

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Chain of Generations - Multimedia 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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Herodian Quarter - Wohl Museum of Archaeology

The largest archaeological site in Israel, this museum reveals the splendor of Herod's time and the lifestyle of the Second

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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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Four Sephardic Synagogues

If the Hurva Synagogue persisted as the Jewish Quarter’s central Ashkenazi place of worship throughout much of the 19th and

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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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Old City Tours

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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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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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Jewish Heritage – 1 Day Tour

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

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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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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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Jerusalem's Hidden Treasures

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

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Old City Marketplaces - 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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Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada & 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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Cook a Tour - Tastes of Jerusalem

Experience Jerusalem by combining an exploration of the city’s picturesque alleyways with authentic culinary

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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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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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Old City videos

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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 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 - 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 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 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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