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  • 1. Church of the Holy Sepulcher

    Christian Quarter | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This church, which was built by the Crusaders in the 12th century (the fourth to be built on this site), is believed to be the place where Jesus...Read More

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    2. City of David

    Silwan | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Lying just south of today's Old City walls, the City of David was the very core of Old Testament Jerusalem, built more than four millennia ago...Read More

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  • 3. Dome of the Rock and Haram esh-Sharif (Temple Mount)

    Muslim Quarter | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The magnificent golden Dome of the Rock dominates the vast 35-acre Temple Mount, the area known to Muslims as Haram esh-Sharif (the Noble...Read More

  • 4. Herodian Quarter/Wohl Archaeological Museum

    Jewish Quarter | Museum/Gallery

    Excavations in the 1970s exposed the Jewish Quarter's most visually interesting site: the remains of sumptuous mansions from the late Second...Read More

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    5. Israel Museum

    Givat Ram | Museum/Gallery

    This world-class museum shines after a massive makeover that brought with it modern exhibits and state-of-the-art technology. The Dead Sea Scrolls...Read More

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  • 6. Machaneh Yehuda

    Center City | Market/Bazaar

    For a unique local experience, head to this two-block-long covered lane and its adjacent alleys, filled with the brilliant colors of the city...Read More

  • 7. Mount of Olives Observation Point

    Mount of Olives | Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    The Old City, with its landmark domes and towers, is squarely within your lens in this classic, picture-postcard panoramic view. It's best in...Read More

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    8. Ramparts Walk

    Jaffa Gate | Historic District/Site

    The narrow stone catwalks of the Old City walls provide great panoramic views and interesting perspectives of this intriguing city. But they...Read More

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    9. Tower of David Museum

    Jaffa Gate | Museum/Gallery

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

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  • 10. Western Wall

    Jewish Quarter | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Judaism is more a religion of time than of place. Historically, Jews have tended to emphasize the significance of an important event rather...Read More

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    11. Yad Vashem

    Mount Herzl | 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 Jewish national...Read More

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  • 12. Ben-Yehuda Street

    Center City | Pedestrian Mall

    Most of the street is an open-air pedestrian mall, in the heart of Downtown, forming a triangle with King George Street and Jaffa Street. It...Read More

  • 13. Bible Lands Museum

    Givat Ram | Museum/Gallery

    Most archaeological museums group artifacts according to their place of origin, but the curators here favor a chronological display, seeking...Read More

  • 14. Bloomfield Science Museum

    Givat Ram | 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...Read More

  • 15. Broad Wall

    Jewish Quarter | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    The discovery in the 1970s of the massive 23-foot-thick foundations of an Old Testament city wall was hailed as one of the most important...Read More

  • 16. Burnt House

    Jewish Quarter | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    We could almost smell the burning and feel the heat of the flames," wrote archaeologist Nahman Avigad, whose team uncovered evidence of the...Read More

  • 17. Cardo

    Jewish Quarter | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Today it's known for shopping, but the Cardo has a long history. In AD 135, the Roman emperor Hadrian built his town of Aelia Capitolina on...Read More

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  • 18. Chagall Windows and Hadassah Hospital

    Ein Kerem | Hospital–Sight

    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 Hadassah...Read More

  • 19. Chamber of the Holocaust

    Mount Zion | Museum/Gallery

    This small museum is dedicated to the memory of the 6 million European Jews annihilated by the Nazis in the Second World War. Among the artifacts...Read More

  • 20. Church of Mary Magdalene

    Mount of Olives | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    With its sculpted white turrets and gold onion domes, this Russian Orthodox church looks like something out of a fairy tale. It was dedicated...Read More

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