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Destination: Jerusalem

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2011-10-25

Discover places to visit in Jerusalem

Discover places to visit in Jerusalem

Capital of Israel and the centre of Jewish life, past, present and future. Get the essential info on where to visit.

The Western Wall
The most important site in the Jewish world. Place your own message in the gaps on the wall, join in some group prayer, the Western Wall, also known as The Kotel, is the essential place for any Jerusalem visit and make sure you get a picture of yourself by it. But be aware, no photography is allowed on Shabbat.
Info: www.thekotel.org

Yad Vashem
Israel's official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.
Info: www.yadvashem.org

Dome Of The Rock
Islam's third most holy site and a landmark in the Jerusalem skyline.

Mount of Olives
According to the Book of Zechariah, the Mount of Olives is where the dead will be resurrected when the Messiah comes which leads many to request they be buried here. Among those located here is disgraced media baron Robert Maxwell.

Dead Sea Scrolls
While much of the Israel Museum is currently closed as it is going through renovation, the Shrine of the Book, a Dome-shaped building is open and features some of the world's most important finds including the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Info: www.imj.org.il

Western Wall Tunnel
Running the length of the Western Wall itself, the tunnel provides a fascinating glimpse into biblical Jerusalem including the remains of the Herodian road which ran alongside the Temple Mount.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre
According to Christians, the land on which the church stands is where Jesus was crucified.

The Jewish Quarter
Discover remnants of Jewish biblical history and see what has been restored as well as what used to be there.

Tower of David Museum
Tells the story of Jerusalem's history through art, architecture, photography and interactive media and is located in the famous citadel.
Info: www.towerofdavid.org.il

The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens
The zoo is a popular attraction with its emphasis on biblical animals and its commitment to returning to Israel animals that are no longer indigionius in the region.
Info: www.jerusalemzoo.org.il

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