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Night Spectacular Sound & Light Show

January 01 - October 12

Check out the schedule and buy tickets to the Night

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Jerusalem Festival of Light 2016

May 25 - June 02

Jerusalem’s light festival attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from

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Jerusalem Opera Festival 2016

June 22 - June 25

In the summer of 2016, the city will hold its

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A full-day guided tour of the most important Jewish sites

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An Old City tour that covers Christian, Jewish and Muslim

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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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Garden Tomb

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

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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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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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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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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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The Top Event Venues in Jerusalem

Have your event at one of the best venues in Jerusalem.

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The Old City Train

The newest form of transportation around the Old

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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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Planning a Bar/Bat Mitzvah in Jerusalem

Get advice from local event planners about organizing a bar/bat mitzvah in Jerusalem!

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Religious Pilgrimage

Religion in Jerusalem is the city's historically entrenched, ever-present plasma.

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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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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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Free Shuttles to the Old City

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

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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

A simple Franciscan guesthouse popular with pilgrim groups that offers a convenient location and comfortable lodging facilities.

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Alhashimi Hotel and Hostel

A 3-star hotel with 40 rooms spread across three floors, set in an ideal location.

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The King David Hotel

One of the most luxurious hotels in Jerusalem and an important landmark in Jerusalem history.

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Restaurants in the Old City

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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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Lina

A popular Old City hummus joint, whose Hummus is considered among Jerusalem's best.

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Bulghourji

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

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Harp of David

A restaurant, banquet hall and caterer with a Mediterranean-inspired menu and incredible views located just outside the Old City walls.

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Events and Festivals

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Jerusalem Opera Festival 2016

The Jerusalem Opera Festival presents Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love) in an unforgettable venue.

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Jerusalem Festival of Light 2016

The Old City streets, walls and windows become illuminated with light art.

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Yom Hazikaron in Jerusalem 2016

Ways to remember the fallen in Jerusalem.

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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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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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Four Sephardic Synagogues

About the Sephardic Synagogues If the Hurva Synagogue persisted as the Jewish Quarter’s central Ashkenazi place of worship throughout much

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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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The Old City Train

The newest form of transportation around the Old

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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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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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Old City Tours

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Jerusalem & Bethlehem - Day Tour

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

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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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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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Jewish Heritage – 1 Day Tour

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

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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 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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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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A Tour of Jerusalem's Hidden Treasures

An Old City tour that covers Christian, Jewish and Muslim theology and history through lots of stories at fascinating stops

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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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Rent-a-Guide Israel Tours

An award-winning Israeli tour operator, offering packages throughout the country with highly-qualified, experienced

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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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