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Jerusalem Travel Guide

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Plan Your Jerusalem Vacation

Jerusalem is a city suspended between heaven and earth, East and West, past and present—parallel universes of flowing caftans and trendy coffee shops. For some people, Jerusalem is a condition, like being in love; for others, it is a state of mind, a constant tension between rival flags and faiths, or members of the same faith. You may feel moved, energized, or swept into the maelstrom

of contemporary issues—but the city will not leave you unaffected.

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Updated 1/20/2014

Top Reasons To Go

  1. The Old City For an astonishing montage of religions and cultures, the heart of Jerusalem—with the Holy Sepulcher, Arab bazaar, and Western Wall—has few equals anywhere in the world.
  2. Mt. of Olives This classic panorama puts the entire Old City, with the golden Dome of the Rock, squarely within your lens. The view is best with the morning sun behind you.
  3. Machaneh Yehuda You can munch a falafel as you watch shoppers swirl and eddy through West Jerusalem's outstanding produce market.
  4. Israel Museum The museum, fresh from an enormous renewal, is a winner, with its Dead Sea Scrolls, outdoor model, and a stunning collection of fine art, archaeology, and Judaica.
  5. City of David Plunge underground to explore Jerusalem's most ancient remains, and wade the 2,700-year-old water tunnel that once saved the besieged city.

When To Go

When to Go to Jerusalem

Jerusalem, like Israel in general, is a year-round destination, but the very best months are late March through April, and October through Novemb...

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