Things to do in Givat Ram

Top 10 Things to Do in Givat Ram, Jerusalem

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  • Christy D
    1 contribution
    A very well done museum. Very respectful to the Holocaust and it’s victims and survivors. We rented the audio and it was very informative.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • stevewilhite
    Fort Worth, TX928 contributions
    An experience you can't miss. Be ready to haggle with vendors. No other place like it in the world. A vibe all its own.
    Written 23 July 2022
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  • Elsaivers
    Washington DC, DC50 contributions
    Yes, you can visit the temple mount. Like other reviewers have mentioned, it is currently open to non-Muslim visitors beginning at 7am. Check with the guards the day before you plan to visit to confirm.

    The entrance is up a ramp and you will go through security first. They may ask your nationality. (I did not need to show a passport but it might not be bad idea to bring it).

    Once you go up the ramp, you may be asked to put on a scarf if you are not dressed modestly. You do not need to cover your hair, but as at other religious sites, women should cover their knees and elbows.

    Yes, you can walk around. I went just after 7am and it was very quiet and peaceful. Take a look, take some pictures. Admire the history and be respectful that it is a religious site.

    When leaving, the exit is different from the entrance. You cannot return to the Temple Mount through the exit which is another spot in the old city. There will be security there and the street will be blocked off so anyone who you want to meet after your visit would have to wait outside of the barriers.
    Written 17 July 2022
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  • Angel Lazar
    Jerusalem, Israel58 contributions
    This is what I've waited for all my life, to visit this! I kept returning every chance I got! This is the holy of holies!
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Watchful26
    Carlsbad, CA100 contributions
    The remnants of Herodion, Masada and Caesarea are places you must visit in Israel. Each was conceived by King Herod more than 2,000 years ago and it is remarkable how much of each site survives today. King Herod's vision, and his capacity for design, engineering and construction are simply off-the-chart.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Christopher S
    Fort Collins, CO70 contributions
    Very cool to see the place where Jesus was baptized... according to my research anyhow. Jordan border is a stone throws away too which added to the experience. You do have to drive through the DMZ to get there but again I think that adds to the overall experience of traveling to far away lands.
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • teddy1014
    Brooklyn, NY178 contributions
    Very interesting church to visit at the top of the Mount of Olives. Very beautiful and peaceful courtyard, surrounding by Our Father prayers in many different languages on the walls. Great place to buy souvenir as well, they sell the prayer in different languages, carved onto olive wood!
    Written 1 December 2020
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  • FredPurdue
    Seattle, WA2 239 contributions
    A holy place, visited by pilgrims such as we were, but this review focuses on the problems of photographing the site. Two primary issues are crowds - which means long waits for access and a short time at the site - and lighting. Regarding the lighting, plan on using high ISOs for exposures. As to the crowds, travel light - good use for a pocket camera - and plan ahead, pre-programming your settings so that you can grab a few pictures. Consider taking pictures while in line or just afterwards. And using flash may not be appropriate.
    Written 2 June 2020
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  • iWiebe
    Utrecht, The Netherlands1 099 contributions
    The Muslim Quarter is mainly a commercial area in the old city. It's less well maintained compared to the Armenian and Jewish Quarters. Lot's of shops selling tourist junk.
    Written 23 January 2020
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  • B T
    London, UK841 contributions
    Huge stone gate leading out of Jerusalem to Mt. Zion, some touristy shops on the inside of the city walls
    Written 17 March 2022
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  • Kim G
    Pacific Grove, CA3 134 contributions
    Referenced in the Bible's "Book of Acts" as the "Beautiful Gate", the double arches formerly led through the Eastern Wall directly into Temple Mount where the revered Jewish Temple stood. In 1541, the Golden Gate, one of eight gates, was sealed shut by Suleiman I, to prevent the prophesy of "The Messiah" returning to Jerusalem through the Eastern Gate. The Jewish Cemetery lies just across the Kidron Valley on the slopes of the Mount of Olives, where it is believed that the dead buried here throughout the past 3,000 years, will be the first resurrected. Interestingly, the Golden Gate has been recently opened on the interior of the Wall, which can be accessed from Temple Mount only by Muslims, for Islamic worship within a small area. This is a significant Gate to both Christians and Jews.
    Written 19 November 2020
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  • rmitgoteam
    Naples, FL953 contributions
    This is a small park situated along a quiet stream with lots of picnic tables sitting under shady trees. It seems to be a popular spot for families. We visited to see the ruins of a Crusader fortified farm called Acqua Bella that dates from 1160. The front wall standing 12m high is pretty impressive. There are more rooms and ruins to explore inside although the site itself is not large. Since the ruin is located within the national park, you have to pay the full entrance fee of 22 shekels per person to see it. It’s a 15 minute walk along the stream to reach the ruin. The ruin was empty when we were there on a weekday afternoon so we had the whole place to ourselves. There’s lots of parking and toilets too.
    Written 18 June 2019
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  • FredPurdue
    Seattle, WA2 239 contributions
    We stopped here while on a pilgrimage early in the day. Best time to visit since the crowds were not there yet. From the view of an amateur photographer, this subject is intriguing. Ancient walls and the dark interior of the small church beckon. Since on a tour, my gear was a pocket camera and it worked well. A DSLR would be OK if it has a zoom lens. Lighting varies. Inside it is dark, so adjust ISO. Look around. There are some stones from the earliest church on display which lend themselves to detail shots.
    Written 3 June 2020
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  • Gidons51
    Herzliya, Israel4 225 contributions
    This is one of 7 gates to the old city of Jerusalem on the south side . The nearest to the wailing wall . Was built in the 16 century. Also called Bab Almugaraba or Bab Alsilwan As it is near to this places .
    Written 17 October 2019
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  • AGNVBFL
    Florida53 contributions
    Recent stay as part of a Holy Land group tour, followed by another 2 nights on our own. We really enjoyed this location, right across the street from the New Gate into the Old City. The property is very historic, has a wonderful rooftop viewing area and rooftop restaurant. (Make a reservation!) The included buffet breakfast is fresh, delicious and has a wonderful assortment of both hot and cold items. The dinner buffet is also good, and has offerings that change each evening. The staff here is simply wonderful! They accommodate so many groups, but always greeted us personally, kindly, and professionally. Note, there are no TVs in the rooms, and we did not miss that one bit. My only suggestion would be a kettle in the rooms for tea and coffee. We will highly recommend this property to anyone visiting Jerusalem. DO not miss the Man of the Shroud Exhibit, adjacent to the property; fascinating!
    Written 16 June 2022
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