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Jerusalem
Travel Guide

Mount of Olives showing a city, landscape views and a sunset

One of the world’s most important pilgrimage sites has special meaning for Muslims, Jews and Christians, with numerous well-known religious locations.  

Travel to Jerusalem to view religious sites that have existed for millennia and experience modern uniquely Middle Eastern customs and events. The city has charming neighborhoods, shopping, arts and entertainment in addition to famous historic and religious locations.

The first stops in Jerusalem are usually in the Old City, with its numerous structures of religious significance. Head to Temple Mount, one of the world’s holiest places for Muslims, to find the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Dome of the Rock is a holy shrine for both Islamic and Judaic faiths. Nearby, see the Western Wall, which draws millions of pilgrims of Jewish and other faiths for profound prayer. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre has important meaning for Christians as the site of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.

After viewing the holy sites, wander through the bazaars and see beautiful tapestries, jewelry and other gift items. Just beyond the Old City, Jerusalem’s modern development becomes evident, with shopping centers and cultural sites. Mamilla Mall offers upscale shopping in a modern open-air complex incorporating historic buildings in its architecture. The City Center’s famous shopping spots include the Machane Yehuda Market and Yafo Street.

Jerusalem’s southern neighborhoods are particularly popular with families. Visit the Biblical Zoo, Gazelle Valley Park, Teddy Stadium for athletic events and Jerusalem Pais Arena for sports and music concerts. On the western side, hike in the Jerusalem Hills. Stop at the Museum District to tour the Israel Museum, Bible Lands Museum and Science Museum.

Dine on varied fare at Jerusalem’s restaurants, including kosher, seafood, Middle Eastern, Italian, Latin American and many other cuisines. Nightlife choices might surprise you. Mingle with locals and international visitors enjoying live music, bars, dance clubs and even escape room adventures.

Fly to Ben Gurion Airport, about a 45-minute drive northwest of Jerusalem. While you can get around on your own easily in the Old City, consider guided tours to get a full appreciation of the region’s historic and cultural significance.

Where to stay in Jerusalem

The Inbal Jerusalem
The Inbal Jerusalem
5 out of 5
Liberty Bell Park, 3, Jabotinsky St., Jerusalem
The price is $239 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
This family-friendly Jerusalem hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Montefiore Windmill, Jerusalem Great Synagogue, and Jaffa ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (391 reviews)
wonderful weekend
"We had family celebration and joined by kids and grandkids. We all had great time. The service and hotel were super . The breakfast was fabulous. In short , splendid ."

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

The Inbal Jerusalem
The David Citadel Hotel
The David Citadel Hotel
5 out of 5
7 King David St, Jerusalem
The price is $401 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 25
This family-friendly Jerusalem hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (306 reviews)
"הכל היה מושלם, נקי מסודר ואין צפיפות לא בחדר האוכל ולא בבריכה"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2020

The David Citadel Hotel
Orient Hotel Jerusalem
Orient Hotel Jerusalem
5 out of 5
3 Emek Refaim St, Jerusalem
The price is $275 per night from May 3 to May 4
Located in Emek Refaim, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Andrew's Church, King David's Tomb, and Jerusalem Great Synagogue. Jaffa Gate and Mamilla ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (318 reviews)
"An amazing hotel in its beauty. Service at the highest level. They upgraded us to a room with a balcony that overlooks a beautiful view. Give us chocolates, wine, fruit and more. amazing experience!"

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Orient Hotel Jerusalem
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Suite WA B2 - Waldorf Astoria Residence - Jerusalem-Rent
Suite WA B2 - Waldorf Astoria Residence - Jerusalem-Rent
30 Agron Street, Jerusalem
The price is $593 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Located in Jerusalem City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Mamilla Mall, Jerusalem Great Synagogue, and Ben Yehuda Street. Jaffa ...
Suite WA B2 - Waldorf Astoria Residence - Jerusalem-Rent
Lovely Apt,most Popular Tourist Road in Jerusalem
Lovely Apt,most Popular Tourist Road in Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Located in Jerusalem City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Ben Yehuda Street, Jerusalem Great Synagogue, and Machane Yehuda Market. ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Clean and cute. Exactly as depicted in the photos!
"We had an incredible stay here, clean, Cute, excellent communication with the owner. Would love to come back !"

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Lovely Apt,most Popular Tourist Road in Jerusalem
The Haneviim Court - Isrentals
The Haneviim Court - Isrentals
3 Monbaz Street, Jerusalem
The price is $89 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Located in Jerusalem City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Ethiopian Church and Ben Yehuda Street. Damascus Gate and Mamilla Mall ...
4/5Very Good! (22 reviews)
"Wonderful property in an incredible location. Be sure to stop on the 2nd floor to enjoy a view of the old City"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

The Haneviim Court - Isrentals
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Jerusalem

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Top Destination

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3 - Okay 3.114186851211073%
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5/5 - Excellent

Boaz

Jun 1, 2020

Very clean, safe and pleasant evironment

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 20, 2020

Such a holy special place - not to be missed. . . .

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 11, 2020

Awesome expedience

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 9, 2020

If anyone have time and money must see Jerusalem. Its a one kind of place. Peoples are super friendly.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 1, 2020

Very little to do during the Sabbath

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 28, 2020

Loved the city! So many historical sites to see.

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