Old City Vacations

Old City is a great place to visit if you’re planning on visiting Jerusalem, the capital of Israel. Around 800,000 people call Jerusalem home. Old City is situated 1 mile (2 kilometers) to the northeast of the city center and Ben Gurion Airport is 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northwest.

For a real insiders view of Jerusalem, pull on some comfortable shoes and explore nearby neighborhoods like Jerusalem, Yemin Moshe, and Kerem Avraham.

Western Wall, perhaps one of the country’s most famous sights is just less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) away.

Temple Mount is one of the main places to visit in the city center of Jerusalem that is not to be missed.

You’ll find some interesting cultural attractions in and around Old City. Discover the various museums and exhibit spaces the Shrine of the Book and the Bible Lands Museum. If you enjoy art museums and galleries, enjoy the local artwork and other exhibits at the L.A. Meyer Institute for Islamic Art.

Jerusalem offers a range of interesting attractions such as Gethsemane, the Cathedral of St. James and Haas Promenade. For history lovers, the region’s past has been beautifully preserved at Golden Gate, Lion's Gate and Jaffa Gate. Should you feel the need for a little spiritual renewal, pay a visit to the area’s most important religious sites, such as the St. Andrew's Church, the Church of All Nations and the Chapel of the Ascension.

Head to the Ben Yehuda Street and the Mahane Yehuda Market for a satisfying dose of retail therapy.

Go and see an exciting match at nearby Teddy Stadium and get behind local teams the Beitar Jerusalem FC, the Hapoel Jerusalem FC or the Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem. Wear your best black and yellow colors to cheer on Beitar Jerusalem FC soccer team.

To really get to know this fascinating part of the world, think about staying at one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks it’s hard to go past the Dan Panorama Jerusalem, the Leonardo Jerusalem, and the popular Mount Zion Hotel.

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