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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Bible Lands Museum

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Most archaeological museums group artifacts according to their place of origin, but the curators here have abandoned this method in favor...

Bloomfield Science Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

For kids, this may be the city's best rainy-day option, but don't wait for a rainy day to enjoy the museum. Along with a range of intriguing...

Chagall Windows and Hadassah Hospital

  • Building/Architectural Site

Marc Chagall's vibrant stained-glass windows are the jewels in the crown of Hadassah Hospital's huge Ein Kerem campus. When the U.S.-based...

Church of St. John the Baptist

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The village of Ein Kerem is not mentioned by name in the New Testament, but its identification as the birthplace of John the Baptist...

Church of the Visitation

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Built over what is thought to have been the home of John the Baptist's parents, Zechariah and Elizabeth, this church sits high up the...

Ein Kerem

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The neighborhood of Ein Kerem still retains much of its old village character. Tree-framed stone houses spill across its hillsides with...

Israel Museum

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This world-class museum shines after a $100-million renovation that brought with it modern exhibits and state-of-the-art technology.


  • Government Building

Both the name of Israel's one-chamber parliament and its number of seats (120) were taken from Haknesset Hagedolah, the Great Assembly...

L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art

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The considerable and diverse artistic achievements of Islamic culture is what this small museum is all about. Its rich collections—ceramics...

Mount Herzl National Memorial Park

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Cedars of Lebanon and native pine and cypress trees surround the entrance to Mount Herzl National Memorial Park, the last resting place...