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Jerusalem is Israel's capital, and largest city both in population and size. A Holy City for three of the world's major religions -Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - Jerusalem has a long and tumultuous history, during which it has been home to people of many nationalities and faiths.

The city welcomes its visitors with a perfect mix of modernity and history

One of the oldest cities in the world with a history going back 5000 years,  Jerusalem is bursting with iconic landmarks. Every brick and stone is teeming with history.

Beyond the Old City walls, lies a new Jerusalem, with the best features of modern life - culture, nightlife and dining.

Old City sites to explore:

  • Western Wall 

  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre

  • Ramparts Walk  

  • Temple Mount (Al-Aqsa) 

  • Tower of David Museum 

  • Arab market

Visit the city's lively and colorful neighborhoods, each with its own personality and atmosphere:​​

  • Nachlaot & Mahane Yehuda (a market by day and bustling entertainment hub at night)
  • Nahalat Shiva
  • The shop- and–restaurant-lined
Ben Yehuda and Jaffa Streets

Photos by Noam Chen for the Israeli Ministry of Tourism

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