Jerusalem: Places to Explore


  • Center City

    West Jerusalem's Downtown and near-Downtown areas, just west of the Old City, are a mix of old neighborhoods, new limestone edifices, monuments, and markets. There are plenty of hotels and...

  • Jewish Quarter

    This is at once the Old City's oldest quarter and its newest neighborhood. Abandoned for a generation, the quarter was restored and resettled after the Six-Day War of 1967. The subsequent...

  • Mt. of Olives and East Jerusalem

    Loosely speaking, East Jerusalem refers to the Arab neighborhoods controlled by Jordan in the years when the city was divided (1948–1967). That includes Mt. of Olives, the areas north of the Old City.

    The sights in...

  • Old City

    Drink in the very essence of Jerusalem as you explore the city's primary religious sites in the Muslim and Christian quarters, and at the Western Wall, and touch the different cultures that share...

  • Tower of David and Mt. Zion

    When you've "done" the main sights, take a leisurely few hours to dip into lesser-known gems on the periphery of the Old City. Most of the city walls were built in the 16th century by the Ottoman...

  • West Jerusalem

    Visitors tend to focus, naturally enough, on the historical and religious sights on the eastern side of town, especially in the Old City; but West Jerusalem houses the nation's institutions, is...


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