Things to do in Jerusalem

Top Things to Do in Jerusalem

Things to Do in Jerusalem

Top Attractions in Jerusalem

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  • Watchful26
    Carlsbad, CA100 contributions
    Yad Vashem is simultaneously educational, heartbreaking, confounding, grief inducing and profound. It is something every tourist who visits Israel must see. Upgrade to the guided tour - you won't regret it.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Karen W
    Long Island, NY12 contributions
    There is too much to say about the Old City especially since there are too many areas. If you are in one of the shuks (markets), always be ready to bargain. The pathways and alleys can be really confusing. Fortunately, the signs are all in Hebrew, Arabic and English. Be ready to go through TSA type of scanners and to answer questions when you go to the Kotel (Western Wall) and you should try to dress appropriately as this is a religious area. There are several gates you can go through to enter the Old City. The Ramparts walk near the Jaffa Gate is interesting.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Watchful26
    Carlsbad, CA100 contributions
    We decided to visit the Israel Museum on the Saturday that we were in Jerusalem. We thought we might spend 1.5-2 hours at the museum, and we would plan the rest of the day on the fly. We walked out of the museum 5 hours later - 15 minutes before the museum closed for the day. What a place - its a must see!
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Karen W
    Long Island, NY12 contributions
    I find this site to be most interesting on Friday night when it is visited by many culturally different Jewish people. It may be most crowded at that time. It is important to be respectful at that time. Sleeveless tops should not be worn at any time should you want to approach the wall, although shawls are usually provided. You will have to go through security to get to this area.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Tom W
    Basye, VA240 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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  • Watchful26
    Carlsbad, CA100 contributions
    What an amazing and unique tour at (underneath) the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The tour was extremely informative and our guide was top notch. Don't miss the Western Wall Tunnels Tour when you are in JLM.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Karen W
    Long Island, NY12 contributions
    I liked Mahane Yehuda more than some of the other markets in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. It was wider so much easier to walk through and a little less chaotic. I did not view it as a tourist trap. Yes, it was a good place for tourists but it was also a good place for Israelis to shop for food and household needs. It was also near Jaffa St and Ben Yehuda which are also good shopping areas. I actually was unable to find some of the touristy souvenir items I was looking for. I wanted to purchase some spices and found that even when you say a specific amount, you will be given far more than you want. Be ready to bargain and tell the vendor that you don't want so much. You will not be insulting them because this is how they do business.
    Written 21 May 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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