Downtown Jerusalem is the heart of the modern metropolis, with nightlife, dining and culture to rival any major city. The area is made up of several neighborhoods, including the colorful Mahane Yehuda Market, charming Nahalat Shiva, bustling Ben Yehuda and Yafo Streets. Each has its own unique personality and atmosphere that you won’t want to miss out on.
South Jerusalem is an up-and-coming area that has seen the development of numerous attractions in recent years, including the state-of-the-art Jerusalem Payis Arena, which hosts some of the biggest international musical acts and sporting events. It joins places like Emek Refaim Street, Malha Mall, the Biblical Zoo, Teddy Stadium and Gazelle Valley in making up an area that is particularly popular with families.
West Jerusalem includes some of Jerusalem’s most charming neighborhoods and interesting attractions. Head to the picturesque Ein Karem at the foot of the Jerusalem Hills for a day of nature, quaint shops and elegant dining with a view. And for an unbeatable cultural experience, check out the Museum District, home to the world-class Israel Museum, the Bible Lands Museum, Science Museum and much more.
The Old City of Jerusalem has been a center of culture, religion and history for thousands of years, from the time of the Judean kings and the Roman era through the times of the Islamic Empire to the modern State of Israel. Every brick and stone is teeming with history. No trip to the Middle East is complete without wandering through alleys of the bazaar, walking the ramparts and exploring the Old City’s rich history at the Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Temple Mount (Al-Aqsa) or Tower of David Museum.
Not far from the Old City, you can find some of Jerusalem’s most vibrant entertainment and shopping centers. Mamilla Mall is just a few steps from Jaffa Gate and counts as one of the most luxurious shopping centers in the city, replete with high-end shops, Mamilla Hotel’s Akasha Spa and a collection of restaurants with amazing views. And if you follow Hebron Road, you’ll find the First Station cultural complex and the Yes Planet movie theater and entertainment center.
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Experience the breadth of history and culture that has shaped Hebrew music through the ages at the one-of-a-kind Hebrew... Read more
Simeon the Just (or Shimon HaTzaddik) was a Jewish High Priest during the time of the Second Temple and... Read more
An impressive, Hellenic-style structure on the Mount of Olives that marks the tomb of a First Temple priest Read more
An impressive tomb in East Jerusalem believed to be that of Queen Helena of Adiabene in Mesopotamia Read more
A 42-acre national park around the Old City walls that also contains the Temple Mount Sifting Project Read more
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel’s oldest university, with a history going back to 1918 when its First... Read more
Overlooking the Old City walls, the Mount of Olives has been a prominent site in Jerusalem since King David's... Read more
A museum of spiritually inspired art and Jewish art at the Old City of Jerusalem. Read more
A magnificent building housing an equally magnificent collection of antiquities -- great for a visit or for hosting an... Read more
A chapel built on the site in the Kidron Valley believed to be the tomb of the Virgin Mary... Read more
An important Christian pilgrimage site on the Mount of Olives commemorating the site where Jesus prayed before the crucifixion Read more
A resting place and memorial to the thousands of Commonwealth soldiers who fell capturing Jerusalem during WWI Read more
An impressive church built to mark the site where Jesus prayed before his crucifixion Read more
A Russian Orthodox church on the Mount of Olives with a distinct design Read more
A biblical site in the King's Valley outside the Old City walls Read more