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Around Jerusalem and the Dead Sea Sights

Russian Museum

  • Medvedev St.

Updated 05/29/2013

Fodor's Review

Russian funding has given a glorious status to the gnarled sycamore that tradition identifies as the Tree of Zacchaeus, which the chief tax collector climbed to get a better look at Jesus (Luke 19:1–4). The Russian Museum was built as a Greek-style palace just behind the tree, and it houses an extensive collection of Russian art and ancient Palestinian artifacts. Behind the museum is a sprawling garden complex with lush green lawns and towering palm trees.

Sight Information

Address:

Medvedev St., Jericho, Israel

Phone:

02-231–3006

Sight Details:

  • NIS 20
  • Mon.–Sat. 9–5

Updated 05/29/2013

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