Things to do in Jerusalem

Top Things to Do in Jerusalem

Things to Do in Jerusalem

Top Attractions in Jerusalem

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  • Freddes
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates845 contributions
    This is a must visit to make sure that the memories of this genocide stay alive even when the last survivors are gone.
    We went with our teen daughter and she was quite moved by what she saw, and even upset at times.
    This is not an easy visit but you will remember it your whole life.
    The way the story is told is amazing with a progression that allows you to understand how this crime against the Jews was carefully planned and executed.
    As one of our Israeli friend advised us, we did not stay more than 3 hours as it can get pretty heavy on you.
    Only regret is the big number of groups that were quite noisy and disturbing.
    Written 5 April 2022
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  • Tom W
    Basye, VA229 contributions
    The Old City is the center for three religions and contains some its holiest sites, The Dome of the rock, The Western Wall, and the tomb of Jesus in the Church of the holy Sepulchre. It is also the site of some disturbing violence, which is hard to forget when you are walking these hallowed streets.

    If you are regious, then the Holy City is a must. To pray at the Western Wall and feel all the tears that were shed there, to climb to the Dome of the Rock where tens of thousands gather for Ramadan, and scramble into the chamber where Christ might have been buried, can only happen in the Old City.

    Yet there are constant reminders that the city is fraught with tension between the three religions. Soldiers carrying weapons in this holy environment seem out of place. It is a city of contradictions: holy yet profane, peaceful yet prone to violence, spiritual yet secular. The air is mesmerizing and the tranquility can overwhelm. It is a place like no other. It is the center of the universe.
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • NRMEdgmont
    Edgmont, PA330 contributions
    We were able to view the Dead Sea Scrolls and tour that part of the museum. Fascinating! The museum also had a restaurant where we enjoyed an excellent lunch!
    Written 14 April 2022
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  • Tom W
    Basye, VA229 contributions
    I have been wanting to pray at the Wall for decades. To stand at the base of the Temple Mount where Jesus walked and Jews have prayed is an otherworldly experience. The walls sang out: laments and praise. The stones are alive with mourning for the dead and joy for the living. See all the prayers stuffed into the cracks and watch as soldiers with weapons stand next to the Orthodox and pray. It is a very moving place to be.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Tom W
    Basye, VA229 contributions
    The Mount of Olives. It conjures up pictures in our hearts and minds of Jesus praying and the disciples sleeping on that fateful Thursday. The Mount offers a view of the Old City that orients you to what you will see there.

    As you look at the graves of Christians, Muslims, and Jews you are reminded what an international and interreligious city Jerusalem is.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Lee S
    Australia2 439 contributions
    Such a holy place for all people, you walk through a wooden door & the key to the door is held by a Muslim family.
    Jesus Christ crucified and taken down from the cross, anointed on the stone.
    Visit the grotto of nativity and tome of Jesus such a moving place, words don't describe this place. This is a place to visit at least once in your life.
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Sim
    Chicago, IL4 contributions
    The tunnel tour is an absolutely fascinating trip back through time to the origins of the city of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. The guides explain and demonstrate with models and archeological evidence what the site looked like historically. The walking tour runs along almost the entire length of the Western wall of the Temple Mount revealing great detail and hidden features covered over by centuries of construction.
    Written 23 March 2022
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  • tribt p
    2 contributions
    cool atmosphere, very crowded specially on Thursday and Friday.
    we love to hang out here, less to make shopping.
    Written 6 February 2022
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  • Kenneth C
    Reedley, California, Usa255 contributions
    So which one? This garden tomb or the tomb at the HOLYEST of HOLY. Conflicted my mind a bit but both need to be seen.
    Written 14 March 2022
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  • Denny B
    Fort Wayne, IN1 379 contributions
    The peacefulness of olive trees which have existed for hundreds of years. Yet, so significant when considering the historical steps of our Lord Jesus Christ. A must visit.
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • cstayedatcoolsprings
    Washington DC, DC315 contributions
    Excellent experience to walk thru tunnel. We had bright headlamps which helped greatly. We took our time and had a good size group. No rush. Just enjoy the sights.
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Lisa-Rene S
    Redondo Beach, CA17 contributions
    A must see to understand the history and meaning of Jerusalem. Gives you an understanding of King David and biblical Jerusalem.
    Written 15 March 2022
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  • DayTrip295119
    4 contributions
    Popped in here to see the light show on Saturday to find out the museum was free that day until 16:30. It is basically open ruins of king herod’s Jerusalem palace and great views of the city, though some of the stairs were challenging for my 70 yr old mom. It was an unexpected pleasure to meander through the ruins with very few people there!

    Skip the light show- it’s uninformative, and mildly artistic I guess, but not worth it in my opinion.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • teddy1014
    Brooklyn, NY178 contributions
    Home to the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa mosque, which makes it a must-see! The mount is controlled by Muslims and hours of visit can vary, especially on Fridays. Definitely check with your hotel or other sources before you go. It is best to come 30 mins before it opens as there's usually a line to enter the mount. The line starts near the Western Wall. Some women are given shawls to cover up, but enforcement seems spotty. As the crowd is controlled via entry, the mount is generally not too overcrowded and it is quite peaceful up there.
    Written 1 December 2020
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  • Lee S
    Australia2 439 contributions
    Walking Via Dolorosa the root Jesus took to his crucifixion is a moving Experience.
    There are 14 stations on the walk, cobblestone & steps ( slippery ) in some places. This is a tourist area with many shops so it gets very busy also beware of the small vehicles traveling along it. The walk finished at the Holy Sepulchre.
    Written 14 April 2022
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