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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

    City of David
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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

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    4. 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

    Ramparts Walk
  • 5. 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

  • 6. Ethiopian Monastery

    Christian Quarter | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Stand in the monastery's courtyard beneath the medieval bulge of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and you have a cross-section of Christendom...Read More

  • 7. Hinnom Valley

    Mount Zion | Museum/Gallery

    A few minutes from the Jaffa Gate is the deep Hinnom Valley, which offers some fine views of Mount Zion and the Old City walls. The area achieved...Read More

  • 8. Kidron Valley

    Kidron Valley | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    This deep valley separates the Old City and the City of David from the high ridge of the Mount of Olives and the Arab neighborhood of Silwan...Read More

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  • 9. Montefiore's Windmill

    Center City | Historic District/Site

    This limestone, wind-driven flour mill was built by Sir Moses Montefiore in 1857 to provide a source of income for his planned neighborhood...Read More

  • 10. Nahalat Shiva

    Center City | Pedestrian Mall

    This small neighborhood has a funky feel, with worn flagstones, wrought-iron banisters, and defunct water cisterns. Its name translates roughly...Read More

  • 11. Room of the Last Supper

    Mount Zion | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Tradition has enshrined this spare, 14th-century second-story room as the location of the New Testament "upper room," where Jesus and his disciples...Read More

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  • 12. Tomb of David

    Mount Zion | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    According to the Hebrew Bible, King David, the great Israelite king of the 10th century BC, was buried in "the City of David"—the Bible's dynastic...Read More

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