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Can you believe the sprawling city we call Jerusalem is a product of only the past 150 years?! What was Jerusalem like before it expanded beyond the Old City walls? How did life outside the walls begin? We’ll answer these questions as we walk on the top of the walls themselves and wind through the Old City’s historic Jewish Quarter. Our journey will continue outside the walls in the quaint neighborhoods of Mishkanot She’ananim, Yemin Moshe and the German Colony, all courageously settled beyond the security of Jerusalem’s Old City walls.
What Will I Experience?
A look into Jerusalem’s struggle into the Modern Era
The Ramparts Walk
A walk on the tops of the ancient Old City walls make for a great vantage point of the old and new city of Jerusalem.
The Hurva Synagogue
The Hurva Synagogue is the crowning jewel of the Old City’s skyline and was rebuilt only last year. We’ll explore the synagogue’s 300 year long history of destruction and renewal.
Descending into four unique synagogues built below street level, we’ll discover the Sephardic community which is still thriving in the Old City after hundreds of years.
Batei Machsei (Houses of Shelter)
A housing complex developed to relieve the difficult living conditions in the Old City, Batei Machsei tells the tale of what life was like in Jerusalem in the late 1800’s.
Mishkanot She’ananim & Yemin Moshe
While walking through the quaint neighborhoods of Mishkanot She’ananim and Yemin Moshe, it’s hard to imagine the difficult lives faced by those who first settled here. We’ll talk about their story, see their homes and discovery the transitions the neighborhood has experienced in the past 150 years.
The German Colony, which was established by Christian Templers, maintains much of its original charm. We’ll see Templer homes and learn about the complicated history of these competent pioneers.
How early should I have my coffee?
Rise n’ shine for the exciting day ahead
The group will meet at 9:00am outside the Jaffa Gate.
Anything else I need to know?
A few tips to remember for your tour
-We’ll take a lunch break in the Jewish quarter’s charming central square so bring some pocket change for your choice of cuisine.
-This is a walking tour so wear comfortable, broken in walking shoes, bring water and a hat’s always a good idea too.
-Strollers are not recommended for this tour.