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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The place where Jesus was crucified, buried & resurrected is the holiest of sites for Catholics. Read more
A popular Protestant pilgrimage destination, the tomb is a quiet place, perfect for reflection. Read more
The Stations of the Cross are 14 points along the Way of the Cross in the Old City leading... Read more
The traditional site where Jesus of Nazareth was born Read more
The Church of St. Anne is located near the Lion's Gate in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City Read more
The Room of the Last Supper, also called the Cenacle, is where Jesus and his disciples shared their last... Read more
About the Via Dolorosa Via Dolorosa is a 15 minutes multimedia installation that utilizes sound, video, animation and lights to take visitors back in... Read more
The site includes the seat of the Archbishop, three churches and a large well from the Byzantine period. Read more
A Russian church named after a Russian commander who was martyred. A patron of Czar Alexander III. Within the... Read more
A main center of Christianity, the Christian Quarter in the Old City is filled with a variety of churches,... Read more
Mount Zion, a hill just outside the walls on the southern end of the Old City. Among the important... Read more
Situated a few minutes' walk from the Damascus gate to the Old City, St. George's Cathedral, established in 1899,... Read more
The Benedictine Monastery in Abu Ghosh has been in the village for about 1,000 years, since the time of... Read more
An impressive, Hellenic-style structure on the Mount of Olives that marks the tomb of a First Temple priest Read more
The final steps of Jesus Read more
A monastery in West Jerusalem's Valley of the Cross, where tradition holds the tree used to build the cross... Read more
Overlooking the Old City walls, the Mount of Olives has been a prominent site in Jerusalem since King David's... Read more
When German Kaiser Wilhelm II came to Jerusalem in 1898 for the dedication of the Lutheran Church of the... Read more
One of 2 protestant churches in the Old City and the tallest building in the Christian Quarter Read more
A chapel built on the site in the Kidron Valley believed to be the tomb of the Virgin Mary... Read more