Jerusalem Israel Our Eternal Capital
Jerusalem Israel, this eternal city, the capital of Israel is holy to the three main monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
A visit to Yerushalayim as it is known in Hebrew fills your soul with overwhelming emotions through a real religious and spiritual experience.
On every step of your visit you may virtually touch and hear every moment of its glorious history. This is the reason it has drawn millions of pilgrims of all faiths for thousands of years.
The Mamilla open mall next to Jaffa Gate
Through Jewish History, Jews have been linked to Jerusalem Israel physically and emotionally for all the years of wanderings until today. It is known that in all Jewish Holidays, the most important phrase at the end of the payers is “Next Year in Jerusalem”.
The city is full with many tourist attractions that range from archaeological digs to museums of art; from best hotels and restaurants to inexpensive hostels and Schwarma and Falafel stands.
Jerusalem is mainly divided into Old Jerusalem and New Jerusalem. The new city has expanded outside the walls to become an immense metropolis with the most diverse population that you may find in any important world city.
The spiritual center is the Old City of Jerusalem Israel, surrounded by walls that go back to more than three thousand years when King David made it his capital. It is divided into four quarters, Jewish, Armenian, Christian and Muslim.
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Old Jerusalem top sites
• Western Wall Jerusalem
Without any doubt this is the most sacred of Jewish Holy sites. Many Jews and Christians come to the Wall to pray and leave a written request between the stones.
• Dome of the Rock
This is Islam’s third most holy site, and the place from where Mohamed raised on his “Night Journey” to heaven.
• City of David
An incredible experience providing information about Ancient Jerusalem
• Via Dolorosa
it is also known as the “Way of Sorrows”, Jesus’ final path. Many pilgrims come to Jerusalem Israel to follow the 14 Stations of the Cross, ending at…
• The Church of the Holy Sepulcher
The church where Christians mark the crucifixion and burial of Jesus.
A stroll through Ben Yehuda Pedestrian Mall is a must for all tourists
Recommended Hotels in Jerusalem
In Jerusalem Israel there are many hotels for all budgets. From the inexpensive hostel or Guest house to the most luxurious hotels like the King David Hotels that is full of history and hosts most of the world leaders when visiting Israel.
You'll find more about Jerusalem Hotels in our pages and in the search boxes for that purpose.
King David Hotel
The King David Jerusalem Hotel is located in an area which allows it to look out over the walls of the Old City.
Guests of the hotel will enjoy very close proximity to the many archaeological and religious sites that characterize the old portion of Jerusalem. The excitement of the New City is not far away.
The King David Jerusalem Hotel is located approximately 17 miles from the Tel Aviv International Airport.
The rooms at the King David Jerusalem Hotel feature private baths with showers and toiletries supplied courtesy of the hotel. Other in-room amenities include satellite television service, desks, direct-dial telephone service and free daily newspapers.
The King David Jerusalem Hotel contains a host of amenities. There is a restaurant on site which offers gourmet dining. For lighter fare, there is a snack bar available and a lobby restaurant. Those who arrive on business will find a full range of services available from the front desk. The front desk is also home to the concierge service which can assist with planning tours.
Inbal Jerusalem Hotel
The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel is a five star hotel, located in the center of Jerusalem within a short distance of many of the major sites. This Jerusalem accommodation overlooks the Old City, and is in walking distance of the new and modern “German Colony”.
The Tel Aviv International Airport is less than an hour away from the Inbal Jerusalem Hotel.
The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel has 283 luxury rooms and suites. The rooms are decorated with luxurious decor and include LCD televisions and Internet access. Some units are provided with balconies which offer a view of the Old City.
The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel features a fully equipped Fitness room, pool, and several treatment rooms where guests can select from a wide range of different massages and treatments.
David Citadel Hotel Jerusalem
The David Citadel Hotel Jerusalem is located in one of Jerusalem's most exclusive areas. Situated on King David Street, the hotel is within easy distance of most of the major historical attractions the city has to offer as well as to a great deal of upscale shopping, dining and business attractions.
The David Citadel Hotel Jerusalem can be reached from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport.
The David Citadel Hotel Jerusalem is rated as providing five-star level accommodations. Each of the rooms is equipped with LCD televisions and features a spacious design. The rooms are equipped with private baths which include both showers and bathrooms.
The David Citadel Hotel Jerusalem is a large facility of recent vintage. Within the facility there are located several different restaurants which serve among their options sushi, French and Mediterranean cuisine.
There is also a lounge and bar where guests can enjoy a drink. The hotel has a swimming pool and other fitness facilities which include a gymnasium. Business facilities are also available to guests of this hotel.
The King David Hotel in Jerusalem Israel Full of History and Nostalgia
Jerusalem Israel main attractions
• The Knesset
This building houses the Israeli Parliament. There are guided tours to visit the plenary, the Hall of State receptions and many pieces of art.
• The Supreme Court Building This is a relatively new building designed to be impressive. There are guided tours. It is worth a visit with children. We took our grandchildren to visit there last year.
• The Chagall Windows
They are featured at the Hadassah Hospital Synagogue. Marc Chagall said in 1962 “This is my modest gift to the Jewish people who have always dreamt of biblical love, friendship and of peace among all peoples.
This is my gift to that people which lived here thousands of years ago among the other Semitic people.”
• Yad Vashem
Yad Vashem is the Holocaust Memorial. It is a museum and an educational center in remembrance of the Holocaust built on Har Hazikaron or Mount of Remembrance.
A visit to this extraordinary site will leave you with a new understanding about the horrors of the Shoah.
• Hadassah Hospital
This is the most important and best hospital throughout the Middle East. It accepts patients from all countries in the area, with no consideration of race and national identify.
Hadassah has saved many lives of Palestinians and many residents of Arab counties that are at the moment in a state of War and consider themselves as Israel enemies.
• The Knesset Menorah
Standing majestically in front of the Israeli parliament, it was designed by the Jewish English sculptor Benno Elkan, and was donated to the Knesset by the members of the British Parliament in 1956.
• Israel Museum
This is the National Museum of Israel located in Jerusalem Israel. Among many of the important items shown, the most important are the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibited at the Shrine of the Book.
The Israel Museum Shrine of the Book hosting the Dead Sea Scrolls
• Bible Land Museum
This is the only museum in the world dedicated to the history of the Bible and the Ancient Near East.
The Permanent Exhibition spans from earliest civilization to the Early Christian era in the Lands of the Bible.
• The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
This is the world's most recognized center for Judaic Studies. It was established in 1925. Tens of thousands of students from all sectors of society join here to study and actively pursue their degrees.
Jews, Christians and Moslems fro all cities, villages and kibbutzim mingle here with the only purpose of study.
• Mount Scopus
It’s called in Hebrew Har Hatzofim. It stands at an elevation of more than 800 meters above sea level overlooks the city with spectacular views.
It is common procedure among Israel guides to bring their tour participants to Mount Scopus direct from the airport, for a very emotional toast over wine and reciting the blessing of Shehecheyanu, thanking God for the opportunity to visit Jerusalem.
Jerusalem Archaeological Park
It features outdoor displays around the Temple Mount, the valley of Hinnom and the slopes of Mount of Olives. For those that like to be inside, the Davidson Center shows Jerusalem’s multi-period history.
The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens
It features more than six thousand plant species, which were brought to Israel from all over the world and are being preserved for the benefit and enjoyment of the public.
Montefiore Windmill is an important landmark of Jerusalem Israel
Important Neighborhoods of Jerusalem Israel
At first you look at it and you may think you entered a polish town of the 19th Century. This is home to most Ultra-Orthodox Jews. Modest dressing is required while walking on its streets, and of course, the operation of vehicles on Shabbat and Jewish Holidays is strictly prohibited.
The German Colony
When I first arrive in Jerusalem this was a quiet neighborhood. During the years the main artery Emek Refaim Street has become a chic Paris style avenue with many cafes with outside table. Walking there you’ll hear as many languages as in the Tower of Babel.
This is a remote neighborhood home to many numerous galleries where artists and sculptors exhibit their pieces of art. The area is also famous for being the birthplace of John the Baptist, hosting several churches.
Some of the most important districts or neighborhoods are:
• American Colony• Atarot• Baka• Bayit VeGan• Beit HaKerem• Beit Hanina• Beit Safafa• Bukharim• French Hill• Geula• Gilo• Givat Ram• Givat Shaul• Ir David• Jabel Mukaber• Katamon• Kiryat HaYovel• Kiryat Moshe• Kiryat Shmuel• Mahaneh Yehuda• Malha• Mamilla• Mishkenot Shaananim• Motza• Nachlaot• Nahalat Shiva• Neve Shaanan• Pisgat Zeev• Pisgat Ze'ev• Ramat Eshkol• Ramat Shlomo• Ramot • Ras al Amud• Rehavia• Romema• Russian Compound• Sanhedria• Sheikh Jarrah• Shmuel HaNavi• Shuafat• Silwan• Sur Baher• Talpiot• Yemin Moshe