Jerusalem: Places to Explore

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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 the repository for its collective memory, and—together with the Downtown—gives more insight into contemporary life in Israel's largest city. The world-class Israel Museum and Yad Vashem are located here, as well as poignant Mt. Herzl and the picturesque neighborhood of Ein Kerem. These attractions, which are spread out over a number of West Jerusalem neighborhoods such as Givat Ram, are most easily accessed by car or by a combination of buses, light rail, and short cab rides.

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