Traveling in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM

Jerusalem is Israel’s capital city. Holy to Jews, Muslims, and Christians alike, the city has a totally unique atmosphere with the walled Old City, divided into four quarters, bustling with a diverse population.

Top Attractions

  • Explore the Old City of Jerusalem, home to some of the holiest places on earth – for Jews the Western Wall, for Muslims the Dome of the Rock, and for Christians, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
  • Savor the flavors, smells, sounds, and sights of the Machane Yehuda Market in West Jerusalem’s city center.
  • Stroll in the quaint streets of Ein Karem, an ancient and picturesque village just outside Jerusalem, famous for its churches and monastery.
  • The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo is a little piece of heaven in the city, and houses the biggest collection of animals that lived in Israel in Biblical times, as well as modern favorites.
  • The Israel Museum houses some of the world’s oldest artifacts in the world, including crucifixion nails and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Travel Tips

  • Jerusalem is the only city in the world with a recognized clinical syndrome – ‘Jerusalem Syndrome’! A trip to Jerusalem is never complete without a “lecture” from someone who has caught the city’s bug
  • The new Jerusalem Light Railway or tram is the fastest way to get around in the city center.