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  • 1. 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

  • Israel Museum

    2. 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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  • Tower of David Museum

    3. 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

    Tower of David Museum
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    4. 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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  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. Jerusalem Archaeological Park and Davidson Center

    Jewish Quarter | Museum/Gallery

    Though strictly speaking outside the Jewish Quarter, this site is related to it historically, and is often visited at the same time. A gold...Read More

  • 10. L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art

    Hapalmach | Museum/Gallery

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

  • 11. Mount Herzl National Memorial Park

    Mount Herzl | Museum/Gallery

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

  • 12. Rockefeller Archaeological Museum

    East Jerusalem | Museum/Gallery

    Built in the 1930s, and now a branch of the Israel Museum, the museum has echoing stone halls and somewhat old-fashioned displays that recall...Read More

  • 13. Ticho House

    Center City | House/Mansion/Villa

    This handsome, two-story, 19th-century building was the home of Dr. A. A. Ticho, a renowned Jewish ophthalmologist, and his wife, Anna. He moved...Read More

  • 14. Umberto Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art

    Center City | Museum/Gallery

    A little-known gem, the museum shares its classic old stone building with a cultural center (ask to see the frescoes in the ground-floor hall...Read More

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