JERUSALEM ATTRACTIONS & MUSEUMS
JERUSALEM ATTRACTIONS & MUSEUMS

JERUSALEM ATTRACTIONS & MUSEUMS

 

The heart and soul of Jerusalem is the Old City

 

  • Western Wall (also known as the Kotel and the Wailing Wall) 
    The Western Wall is the last remaining remnant of the Second Temple and is the most significant site of prayer for the Jewish people. Go to official website
     
  • Western Wall Tunnels 
    The underground tunnels of the Western Wall unveil archeological discoveries that date as far back as the days of Herod and the Hasmonean period and provide great insight into Jewish history.
    Go to official website
     
  • Jerusalem Archaeological Park
    The Jerusalem Archeological Park is one of the most significant archeological parks in the country, with remnants spanning from the Canaanite Age, the First and Second Temple and continuing to the impressive architecture of King Herod. Go to official website
     
  • Tower of David 
    The Jerusalem Citadel, known as the "Tower of David", is a medieval fortress with architectural additions from later periods. Located near the Jaffa Gate, the historical entrance to the city, the site reflects cultural and architectural significance and has been the symbol of the city of Jerusalem for generations. Go to official website
     
  • City of David
    The City of David is the place where Jerusalem began – from the conquest of the Jebusite city to the underground water tunnels - uncover the history of Israel's capital city. Go to official website
     
  • Temple Mount 
    The Temple Mount is considered the holiest site in Judaism being the location of the First and Second Temple. The Temple Mount is the third most sacred site in Islam and is the location of the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa Mosque.
     
  • Dome of the Rock 
    The Dome of the Rock is an Islamic site located on Temple Mount and houses the Foundation Stone. The Foundation Stone is considered the holiest and most fundamental site in Judaism and also holds strong religious significance according to Islam.
     
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre
    According to Christian belief, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the site where Jesus was crucified, buried and later resurrected.
     
  • Via Dolorosa 
    Via Dolorosa is the path taken by Jesus from his place of judgment to the site of his crucifixion and burial.

     

Discovering the New Jerusalem

 

 

  • Israel Museum
    Israel's largest museum, the Israel Museum features the collection of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Shrine of the Book, a model of Second Temple Period Jerusalem, beautiful sculpture gardens and much more. Go to official website
     
  • Bible Lands Museum
    Located right next to Israel Museum, the Bible Lands Museum exhibits antiquities from various Middle Eastern cultures mentioned in the bible while demonstrating the interrelationship between the ancient cultures. Go to official website
     
  • Yad Vashem 
    The official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is considered the world's center of Holocaust remembrance and education. Go to official website
     
  • Bloomfield Science Museum
    The Bloomfield Science Museum provides a fun and clear understanding of science and technology through interactive models and experiments. Recommended for children and young adults. Go to official website
     
  • Islamic Art Museum
    The museum displays Islamic art from the 7th century - earthenware, glassware and decorative metals document the traditions of the various cultures under the influence of Islam. Go to official website
     
  • The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo)
    The Biblical Zoo is beautifully landscaped over 62 acres and includes species mentioned in the Bible as well as endangered species. Go to official website
     
  • The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens
    The gardens are built on a terraced hill and feature plants from various regions around the world. Go to official website
     


For additional information on tourism and what to do in Jerusalem and Israel, go to:

 

 

Israel Ministry of Tourism
 

Jerusalem Municipality

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