Jerusalem Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Jerusalem - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Tisch Family Zoological Gardens

  • Zoo/Aquarium

Spread over a scenic 62-acre ridge in the Judean Hills, this zoo has many of the usual species that delight zoo visitors everywhere:...

Tomb of David

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

King David, the great Israelite king of the 10th century BC, was buried in "the City of David"—the Bible's dynastic name for his capital,...

Tomb of the Virgin

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The Gothic facade of the underground Church of the Assumption, which contains this shrine, clearly dates it to the Crusader era (12th...

Tower of David Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Many visitors find this museum invaluable in mapping Jerusalem's often-confusing historical byways. Housed in a series of medieval halls,...

Umberto Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art

  • Museum/Gallery

The little-known gem shares its classic old stone building with a cultural center (ask to see the frescoes in the ground-floor hall).

Via Dolorosa

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Commonly called "the Way of the Cross" in English, the Latin Via Dolorosa literally translates as "the Way of Sorrow." It's venerated...

Western Wall

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Historically, the Jewish faith has tended to place greater emphasis on the significance of an event than on the place where it may have...

Western Wall Tunnel

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The long tunnel beyond the men's side of the Western Wall is not a rediscovered ancient thoroughfare but was deliberately dug in recent...

Yad Vashem

  • Museum/Gallery

The experience of the Holocaust—the annihilation of 6 million Jews by the Nazis during World War II—is so deeply seared into the...

Yemin Moshe

  • Neighborhood/Street

This now-affluent neighborhood, with its attractive old stone buildings, bursts of greenery and bougainvillea, and well-kept cobblestone...

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