Things To Do In Jerusalem

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1. City of David

City of David
4.5 /5

2 km
from city center
1 out of 18
things to do in Jerusalem

Birthplace of the city of Jerusalem where King David established his kingdom.

2. Church of Holy Sepulchre

Church of Holy Sepulchre
4.3 /5

2 km
from city center
2 out of 18
things to do in Jerusalem

This church is built on a site considered by Christians to be the place of crucification and resurrection of Christ.

3. Dome of Rock and Temple of Mount

Dome of Rock and Temple of Mount
4.2 /5

2 km
from city center
3 out of 18
things to do in Jerusalem

The magnificent golden Dome of Rock is built on the Temple Mount, situated in the Noble Sanctuary area in the Old City. It is Islam's third holiest site after Mecca and Madinah. Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter the Dome of Rock.

4. Israel Museum

Israel Museum
3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 18
things to do in Jerusalem

Regarded as one of the top ten museums in the world, this site demands a must visit.

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5. Western Wall

Western Wall
3.8 /5

2 km
from city center
5 out of 18
things to do in Jerusalem

The Wailing Wall or the Kotelis is one of the most reverred religious sites of Judaism faith.

6. Tower of David

Tower of David
3.7 /5

2 km
from city center
6 out of 18
things to do in Jerusalem

Built on the ruins of the fortifications once made by King David, this Museum is very integral in mapping the history of Jerusalem.

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7. Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem
3.7 /5

4 km
from city center
7 out of 18
things to do in Jerusalem

The annihilation of some 6 million Jews is severely etched in the Jewish national psyche. It is said that there is no museum so riveting and so moving.

8. Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives
3.6 /5

3 km
from city center
8 out of 18
things to do in Jerusalem

Named after the olive groves that once thrived on its slopes, Mount of Olive has been Jerusalem's primary burial ground.

9. Ramparts Walk

Ramparts Walk
3.6 /5

3 km
from city center
9 out of 18
things to do in Jerusalem

A walk atop the Old City walls.

10. Dead Sea Tour

Dead Sea Tour
3.5 /5

2 km
from city center
10 out of 18
things to do in Jerusalem

A one day day trip from Tel Aviv.

11. Temple Mount

Temple Mount

2 km
from city center
11 out of 18
things to do in Jerusalem

Haram Al-Sharif, also known as Temple Mount or al-Aqsa Mosque, is a holy hill in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is considered the most sacred site in Judaism and consists of The Dome of the Rock, al-Aqsa Mosque, seven sealed gates, 4 minarets and other ancient buildings. Non-Muslims cannot access the Dome of the Rock.

12. Church Of The Holy Sepulchre

Church Of The Holy Sepulchre

2 km
from city center
12 out of 18
things to do in Jerusalem

Church Of The Holy Sepulchre, also known as the Church of the Resurrection, is one of the holiest sites for Christians, located in the Christian quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem. It is revered as the site where Jesus was crucified and the tomb where He was buried and resurrected.

13. Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

4 km
from city center
13 out of 18
things to do in Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo or the Tisch Family Biblical Zoo is known for its Afro-Asiatic wildlife. Situated in the Malha neighbourhood, it is spread across two floors. The lower level features an artificial lake and two monkey exhibits surrounded by pools and waterfalls amidst green lawns.

14. Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem

Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem

2 km
from city center
14 out of 18
things to do in Jerusalem

The Muslim Quarter is one of the four sectors of Jerusalem’s Old City. Situated on its northwestern side, it is also the largest and most populated of the four. It is popular for the open plaza of Temple Mount that houses the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Dome of the Rock and Dome of the Chain. There is also a shuk (market) with stalls selling fruits, vegetables, spices, clothes, household items, religious items, etc.

15. Kidron Valley

Kidron Valley

12 km
from city center
15 out of 18
things to do in Jerusalem

Kidron Valley or Qidron Valley lies northeast of Jerusalem’s Old City and separates the Temple Mount and Mount of Olives. The region is best known for historical attractions such as the three 2000-year-old tombs of Absalom, Jehoshaphat and Zechariah. Kidron Valley is also the site of the Akeldama Tombs. Guided tours of the valley are available.

16. Mount Zion

Mount Zion

0 km
from city center
16 out of 18
things to do in Jerusalem

Located outside the walls of the Old City in Jerusalem, Mount Zion or Mount Sion is a hill and the highest point in the region. It is a location of great religious significance since it has been mentioned in the Old Testament. One of its most important attractions is the Cenacle, a room where the Last Supper was held. Other attractions include King David’s Tomb, the Dormition Abbey and the Chamber of the Holocaust, a small museum.

17. Via Dolorosa Jerusalem

Via Dolorosa Jerusalem

2 km
from city center
17 out of 18
things to do in Jerusalem

Via Dolorosa, also known as the Way of the Cross or the Way of Sorrow, is a narrow processional stone path in the Old City of Jerusalem. Starting from Antonia Fortress and to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the route holds religious value for being known as the path that Jesus took on the way to his crucifixion.

18. Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem

Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem

2 km
from city center
18 out of 18
things to do in Jerusalem

The Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem, located in the southwestern corner, is one of the four sectors that make up the Old City. It houses the Armenian museum, library and the 12th century Cathedral of St. James. It is the perfect place to glimpse ancient architecture and meet some local friendly people.

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What are the top hotels in Jerusalem?

There are 791 Hotels in Jerusalem which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Jerusalem are Colony Suites - Hildesheimer St., Luxury Two-Bedroom Apartment With Terrace Over Old City View, Amazing Location 2 BDR 2 Bath, Ruth Suite, Amazing apartement in the heart of Jerusalem, Agron 12: Best location in the center of Jerusalem!. You can see all the hotels in Jerusalem here

What are the top sightseeing places in Jerusalem?

The top sightseeing places in Jerusalem are City of David, Church of Holy Sepulchre, Dome of Rock and Temple of Mount, Israel Museum, Western Wall, Tower of David.

How much does a package cost for Jerusalem?

The packages for Jerusalem start at INR 110000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

How can I commute within Jerusalem?

Jerusalem has a well connected bus network, with more information about routes available on the government website. The Light Rail inaugurated in 2011 runs from Mt. Herzl in the west to Heyl HaAvir in Pisgat Zeêev. There are 23 stops in between including Damascus Gate, Mahane Yehuda Market. Taxis should take you by metre, though in some areas they have a habit of refusing to go by meter and overcharging. Order taxis from Hapalmach taxi. Purchase a Rav Kav Card from the Central Bus Station for ease of travel. Valid for buses within Greater Jerusalem area and the Light Rail, loading your card with multiples rides in advance proves econmical for the whole duration of travel.
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