Holy Jerusalem -Capital of Israel!

November 9th 2014

JJerusalem Old View Viewerusalem is both the ancient and modern capital of Israel. It is a city of dramatic contrasts. Here you’ll experience the Bible, museums, high tech, institutions of government, religious landmarks, local markets, archeological sites, a thriving urban youth scene, colorful neighborhoods and a huge new multiplex called Cinema City, all wrapped up in one magical mosaic. True to its status as a world-class city, there are limitless options for experiencing the capital of Israel.
Start at the Haas Promenade, known to locals as the Tayelet, to get an overview of Jerusalem and its neighborhoods. From this vantage point, you’ll be able to understand how compact the city actually is and how close the Jewish and Arab neighborhoods are to one another. This view will help you appreciate the charms of Jerusalem.
Jerusalem_Western_Wall_1Visit the Old City and wander through its different quarters. Touch the Western Wall and feel the sacredness of its stones. Take the Western Wall Tunnel Tour and experience a taste of the ancient Jerusalem that lies in layers under the streets that modern visitors walk upon. Stroll through the new city to experience the various markets and admire the architecture of charming neighborhoods.

Jerusalem_Nachlaot_2For people-watching and the experience of shopping like locals, nothing beats Machne Yehuda. The Ben Yehuda Street pedestrian mall, at the heart of the thriving city center district, is lined with fun souvenir shops, independent jewelers and colorful street performers. A few hours spent at Ir David, the City of David, will help you understand the ancient connection between the Jewish people and the city of Jerusalem. After dark, check out the Sound and Light Show at the Tower of David Museum in the Old City. Watch while epochs of Jerusalem history pass before your eyes, as dominion over the city passed from one civilization to another.

Yad Vashem, the most important Holocaust museum in the world, is in Jerusalem and is a must-see for all visitors. The immense Israel Museum holds the Dead Sea Scrolls in a structure called the Shrine of the Book. At the outskirts of the city isThe Israel Museum Kever Rachel, the ancient burial place of the Biblical matriarch Rachel.

With so much to experience here, the question is not whether you should visit Jerusalem, but how you will manage to leave!