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  • Angel Lazar
    Jerusalem, Israel36 contributions
    The Holy of Holies! Definitely visit OldTown Jerusalem every day you can while in Jerusalem to immerse yourself! You can pray again and again over all your issues fully and without haste! You can visit the wonderful shops that have the best signature pieces for your home or jewelleryware, and most precious gifts you could ever buy! Don't rush! I came back almost daily while in Jerusalem! It was my go-to place! Just love it! xo~A
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Angel Lazar
    Jerusalem, Israel36 contributions
    This is a must if you come visit OldTown Jerusalem. And along with this, you should definitely visit the Temple Mount (when it's open)! I visited both along with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, so what is most special to Jews, Muslims & Christians for the full experience of Old Town Jerusalem!

    And what was most special of all, is that My Special Jewish Friend in My Holy Mission Global sensed when I prayed for him at the Western Wall! Simply Amazing! It definitely is powerful! xo~A +Q-S/
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Angel Lazar
    Jerusalem, Israel36 contributions
    Orthodox Christians certainly have to visit the Mount of Olives, from where Jesus ascended! There are also a few Orthodox Monasteries & Churches, very important Biblically! The Mount of Olives Hotel makes perfect sense for your stay while there! xo~A
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Cimmerianbloke
    Rixensart, Belgium430 contributions
    The Church is the shelter to Christ's crucifixion and burial sites. It protects the Golgotha rock where Jesus was nailed to his cross, died and also the place where he was buried before resuscitating. It has a very spiritual meaning to Christians, and the Middle Eastern vibe of the decorum makes it all the more so special. However, the way the place is administrated (you can read about it in any guidebook) means it's almost dereclit in places. It can also be very crowded and queues to visit the Tomb of Jesus can strech over an hour. Do not hesitate to come back at different hours of the day as the light can change the atmosphere quite drastically.
    Written 5 June 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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  • Ra Bux
    11 contributions
    This peaceful, beautifully maintained garden is the perfect place to reflect on Jesus Christ’s death, burial and resurrection.

    The Garden Tomb is a place for Christian worship and witness.

    Staff are very welcoming and knowledgeable.
    Written 11 June 2022
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  • Angel Lazar
    Jerusalem, Israel36 contributions
    This was divine! Came again & again to the weeping rock.... It is best to go by foot, and take it slow; it's a totally different experience!
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Angel Lazar
    Jerusalem, Israel36 contributions
    One can sense that this is Holy ground upon which we walk..... Even though the Muslims believe it belongs to them and the Jews, that it belongs to them... we, Christians know that this is holy ground of Judeo-Christian tradition, where Solomon's Temple was built to worship the Triune God Almighty, Who Christians worship!
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Angel Lazar
    Jerusalem, Israel36 contributions
    This just has to be done by foot, carrying a cross from the very Garden of Gethsemane to Calvary and the Tomb of the Holy Sepulchre! This is the single most important part of our pilgrimmage journey!
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Kenneth C
    Reedley, California, Usa255 contributions
    The site where JUSUS prayed. What a feeling you can feel ( at least we could) to walk where JESUS walked.
    Written 16 March 2022
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  • Karen W
    Long Island, NY12 contributions
    Unlike the Arab quarter, there isn't as much shopping but it can be just as confusing to walk around. Although, there are some shops this is more residential than the Arab or Armenian quarters. There are some very interesting old market streets that have been uncovered and on display here.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Tanya L
    2 contributions
    beautiful. one of my favorite Old City Churches to visit. The Pool of Bethesda ruins here are not to be missed.
    Written 30 May 2022
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  • Angel Lazar
    Jerusalem, Israel36 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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  • PROS
    • Walking path to Jaffa Gate of Old City
    • Upscale shopping mall
    • Brightly lit and shiny and shimmering
    • Mingle with Jewish and Arab Israelis
    • See how Jews and Arabs can coexist
    • See how the upper class locals shop
    • See street musicians and entertainers
    • Large number of quality restaurants
    • Upscale exclusive (chain) retail stores
    • Two large underground parking garages

    CONS
    • It’s a shopping mall
    • No intrinsic tourist interest or experience

    MY EXPERIENCE
    “I visited this place” when going to the Old City Western Wall. I have eaten at a number of the places here.

    TIP
    This place has the largest density of quality restaurants in the city- take advantage of that and have a meal while you are there.
    Written 24 March 2022
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  • Frederick M
    Irvine, CA62 contributions
    Not to be missed especially at night.
    Amazing shops, incredible vibe and many restaurants.
    Easily reached from central Jerusalem
    Written 11 June 2022
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