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Gan Sacher (Sacher Park)

  • Gan Sacher, Jerusalem

TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 23 traveler reviews
The “Central Park” of Jerusalem
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on April 19, 2022

PROS • Nice good-sized green area • Possible quiet seclusion from traffic • Centrally located in the city • Close to Knesset, Supreme Court • Amazing gigantic climbing structures • Walking trails • Exercise stations throughout • Basketball and roller blade courts • Good dairy restaurant on the grounds CONS • No easy car parking • Can get crowded and congested • Can be loud and...

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PROS • Nice good-sized green area • Possible quiet seclusion from traffic • Centrally located in the city • Close to Knesset, Supreme Court • Amazing gigantic climbing structures • Walking trails • Exercise stations throughout • Basketball and roller blade courts • Good dairy restaurant on the grounds CONS • No easy car parking • Can get crowded and congested • Can be loud and rowdy MY EXPERIENCE I was there last night, 2200h on a warm evening of the “sand of the season” of the Passover holiday. It was incredibly crowded and packed with families of revelers, incredibly noisy, incredibly active- to the point that it was difficult to navigate the main pathways without being blocked by large families with big multiple seat strollers, huge men who had had too much barbecue meat (see my “helpful “ photos), and little children unsupervised on all kinds and varieties of mobile riding toys, as well as pedal and motorized bicycles dangerously weaving their way through the packed crowds of holiday celebrants…. And that didn’t begin to comment on all the barbecues (against park regulations) with their wafting fragrances… and the litter. One new incredible addition since my last visit (and TripAdvisor review of 2019) is the gigantic massive construction of many many climbing and hanging toys, swings and tunnel sliding boards that are maybe up to almost 8 meters high (or more)- it is quite massive, and draws and attracts many many of those young, and young at heart. TIP Go, but not on a holiday

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A new monument in the park
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on March 4, 2020

En route to join a tour of the Supreme Court we went strolling in the park looking for a new memorial we had heard about: in honor of the battle for Leningrad and the terrible toll in lives Jewish and otherwise in its defense. The monument is interesting enough but not overwhelming in...

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En route to join a tour of the Supreme Court we went strolling in the park looking for a new memorial we had heard about: in honor of the battle for Leningrad and the terrible toll in lives Jewish and otherwise in its defense. The monument is interesting enough but not overwhelming in size or presence. The pavement surrounding the piece is still under construction as is the landscaping.

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It’s called soccer park because that’s what they play there
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on November 17, 2019

Yes- it’s a big park where many games of soccer are played.... ... but we went during the Festival of Tabernacles (Booths) event- the day of the big marches- we were there with the Israelis who had completed the morning hikes to Jerusalem. Most of the international and Christian visitors for the support Israel March...

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Yes- it’s a big park where many games of soccer are played.... ... but we went during the Festival of Tabernacles (Booths) event- the day of the big marches- we were there with the Israelis who had completed the morning hikes to Jerusalem. Most of the international and Christian visitors for the support Israel March of the afternoon had not yet arrived. Nonetheless, there were plenty of people there, and stages presenting dancing performances that were bad, idiotic, primitive, in bad taste and downright insulting: one was 50+ year old female dancers almost in tutus, and another- even worse- was a dance troupe of 20- something young women dressed as Hasidic men with cloth fringed garments with tassels and ear locks and big black hats.... so insulting and condescending to a large part of the city’s population (imagine a dance troupe of white people dressing as stereotypical blacks of the inner city and performing their version of their stereotypical dance routines on a public stage in NYC).... so why was it OK here? On the other hand- there was an acrobatic performance from India, and that was good and worthwhile- please look at those few photos... ....and please like this review.

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