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What to see in Jerusalem?


Jerusalem is divided into three main districts: Old city, West Jerusalem and East Jerusalem.

Surrounded by massive old stone walls, Old City and the Israeli capital holds the most famous and popular among tourists from all over the world Jerusalem attractions, history and ancient traditions.

Located near old town West Jerusalem is waiting for you boiling life of the modern capital of Israel and East Jerusalem is predominantly Arab areas, so tourists are waiting for famous bazaars and unique flavor inherent to Arab culture.

You are planning to go to Jerusalem? Service Online Tikets have prepared for you a selection of the ten most interesting, famous and unusual sights of Jerusalem, which is worth a watch.  

1. The Wailing wall

The Wailing wall or, as it is called, the Western wall, was built in the 1st century BC. Now a pious Jewish pilgrims and tourists of various faiths come here from all over the world to put between the stones of this monument notes with deepest requests, wishes and hopes for God's attention. At the Western Wall are at the same time hundreds of pilgrims – it is surprising and a bit mysterious sight, you must see at least once in your life.

2. Temple mount

The temple mount, located in the Old town, is one of the holiest sites in Judaism and Islam. Jews believe that the Temple mount God created Adam, while Muslims believe that this sacred place where the Prophet Muhammad, leaving the world, ascended to heaven.

3. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

In Christianity believe that the Church of the Holy Sepulchre built on the place where he was crucified and buried Jesus Christ. Here occurred the miracle of his resurrection.

4. The city of David

The city of David was created three millennia ago by king David, and so far this part of the city inhabited – it is used as one of the residential neighborhoods in the Old city.

5. The Museum «Tower of David»

The Museum “Tower of David" in Jerusalem is located in the homonymous ancient citadel, built near the Jaffa gate of the Old city. Here is a great chronicle of the history of Jerusalem from ancient times to the present day.

Despite its name, this defensive architectural complex is not associated with the legendary king. The name of the fortress gave the Byzantine Christians, who believed that on this place once was the Palace of David.

6. The garden tomb

Religious experts are still arguing about where it was buried Jesus Christ. Some argue that his burial place is located on the site of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, while others argue that it was actually outside of Damascus – in the Garden tomb (the Garden Tomb). How could you not believed the Garden tomb in Jerusalem is a wonderful place to visit. Picturesque lush gardens and ruins, which are believed to contain the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea, in which was buried the son of God.

7. Mount of olives

Of olives (olives) mountain that rises more than 800 meters above sea level, is located near the Old City of Jerusalem. It got its name from the many olive trees that used to grow on it in abundance centuries ago. In Judaism it is believed that the mountain was always, and still there were buried Absalom and Zechariah. The dome of the ascension on the mount holds religious artifact – the last footprint of Jesus on earth left to them before ascending to heaven.

8. Dead sea

The dead sea, lying on the border of Israel and Jordan, is one day's journey from Jerusalem.

Its water is very salty on the planet, so the sea is completely devoid of the usual marine life. Due to the fact that the water is the high salt content, the water has a surprisingly high level of buoyancy – much higher than regular ocean water. Even if you do not know how to swim, the waves of the dead sea is not something that won't let you drown – even to dive, you have to put a lot of effort.

9. The Yad Vashem

The Yad Vashem, located in West Jerusalem, several kilometers outside the border of the Old town, is one of the biggest historical museums and memorials dedicated to the Holocaust.

If you make a memorial Yad Vashem to your list of must-visit places in Jerusalem, be ready to strong emotional shocks – history and destiny, about which you learn in this Museum of memory, capable of terrifying and shocking poorly prepared.

10. Mahane Yehuda

Mahane Yehuda is one of the most popular markets in West Jerusalem, so here most of the day, life is in full swing. On the Mahane Yehuda market sells everything: clothes, furniture, Souvenirs, spices, delicacies and hundreds of other products not only keep you in the colorful dance of the old market, but will charge a special energy that prevails only in such lively colorful places.

Jerusalem — this is a wonderful multi-faceted city that you can explore at any time of the year, but at any time of the day or night, since in Jerusalem there are the best Nightclubs and bars of Israel.

You have not been in Jerusalem? It's time to fix it!

Category: Excursions
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Date of publication: 27.08.2014

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