Mobility Friendly Jerusalem Touring

March 19th 2018

When you think of the Holy City of Jerusalem, it’s easy to imagine a city of ancient narrow passageways and countless stone steps. Not exactly a mobility friendly place, you’d be forgiven for thinking. Yet despite the architecture and age of Jerusalem, many sites in the Holy City have been specially adapted for mobility scooters and wheelchairs.

Even the ancient stepped streets of the Old City have ramps and most of the top tourist sites are now easily accessible for all. These sites include some of our favorites locations in Jerusalem which we know firsthand can be reached and enjoyed by anyone.

Here are 7 of the most mobility friendly sites in the Holy City:

Davidson Center Archaeological Park

Situated near to the Western Wall in the Old City, the Davidson Center Archaeological Park is home to some of the greatest archaeological finds from the Second Temple period. You’ll see preserved ancient streets where renowned Jewish sages once walked and the remains of the destroyed Temple itself. A museum houses many more fascinating finds from the site, going back all the way to the First Temple.

The Western Wall Plaza

The Western Wall Plaza, located in the Jewish Quarter, is a large square in front of the Western Wall (the Kotel). Officially a synagogue, the Plaza itself is actually quite modern, having been expanded after the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967. It’s open every day of the year and is easily accessible.

Israel Museum

The Israel Museum is located in the Givat Ram neighborhood of Jerusalem. It’s the largest museum in Israel and is home to the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. The museum covers the whole story of the region, from its prehistoric history to the modern state of Israel, and everything in between. You’ll learn more about this beautiful ancient land and its rich historical tapestry.

Bible Lands Museum

The Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem – near to the Israel Museum – covers the entire history of the Ancient Near East from a biblical perspective. The museum houses many hundreds of artifacts from the peoples mentioned in the Bible including the ancient Egyptians, Canaanites, Philistines, Phoenicians and Persians, to name but a few.

Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem is Israel’s largest Holocaust memorial and is located on the western slope of Mount Herzl (also known as the Mount of Remembrance), on the outskirts of Jerusalem. It was established as a place to preserve the memories of those who died in the Shoah as well as a center to educate people about the evils of genocide. Yad Vashem is a difficult place to visit, not in the sense of location or accessibility, but rather in its emotional intensity.

Knesset Tour

Ever wondered how the Israeli Knesset operates? From Sunday to Thursday you can explore the inner workings of Israel’s parliament via a free guided tour. Each tour lasts for an around an hour and is led by a knowledgeable guide. You’ll learn about Israel’s political past and present, and also get to see some beautiful tapestries and mosaics by Marc Chagall.

Menachem Began Heritage Museum

Menachem Begin is a towering figure in the history of the State of Israel. He was the country’s sixth Prime Minister and was a former commander of the Irgun. Among his many other achievements was being awarded the Noble Peace Prize, for bringing peace between Israel and Egypt. The Menachem Began Heritage Museum commemorates his legacy.

Wheelchair Accessible Jerusalem

The Holy City is truly a welcoming place for everyone.

From the ancient history and important religious sites to the breathtaking views and delicious cuisines, we’ll help you see the very best of Jerusalem.