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13 places to visit in Jerusalem


#0The Western WallThe Western Wall

57-meter fragment of damaged wall around the Temple Mount is the greatest sanctuary of Judaism. The Western wall is called the Wailing as the Jewish people often pry here with tears in their eyes.

#0Yad VashemYad Vashem

The world's biggest memorial to the Nazi victims of 1933-45 is open on Sunday-Wednesday from 9am till 5pm, on Thursday - till 8pm, on Fridays - till 2pm. The entrance is free.

#0Al-Aqsa MosqueAl-Aqsa Mosque

It stands on the Temple Mount. Non-Muslims get here only through the Mughrabi Gate at 7:30am-10:30am or at 12:30pm-1:30pm in winter; at 1:15pm-3pm - in summer period. On Fris and Muslim holidays it is closed for Non-Muslim.

#0The Garden of GethsemaneThe Garden of Gethsemane

The olive garden is placed eastward of the Old City. Here you'll find 8 two-thousand-year-old olive trees. The garden is open daily at 8am-12pm and 2pm-6pm. The entrance is free.

#0The Siloam tunnelThe Siloam tunnel

The tunnel under Jerusalem that was made in VIII century AD to supply water to the city from the Holly Gihon Spring. Water still flows down the lower part of two-level tunnel - the upper level is better to explore.

#0Mea Shearim districtMea Shearim district

It is the most Ultra-Orthodox believer populated neighborhood. It is located next to central Jaffa street. Being here you'd better wear modest clothing not to get stones thrown at you.

#0Jaffa GateJaffa Gate

The main one of 7 gates to the Old City. It is located in the west part of Old City on Jaffa Road. The gates are open round the clock.

#0The Tower of DavidThe Tower of David

It is placed in the area of Jaffa Gate in the west of the Old City. It is open daily from 9am till 4pm, on Fridays and Saturdays - till 2pm. There is a museum here and also you can watch a night spectacular show on the walls of the citadel.

#0The Church of the Holy SepulchreThe Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The main sanctuary is placed on 1 Helena Street in the Old City. It is open daily from 5am till 8pm in spring-summer period, from 4:30am till 7pm - in autumn-winter period.

#0The Old CityThe Old City

The Old City that occupies one square kilometer with a 5-meter-thick defensive wall around is divided into 5 quarters. You can get inside the Old City through eight gates.

#0The Dome of the RockThe Dome of the Rock

Only Muslims can visit the mosque on the Temple Mount. Non-Muslims can enter the territory of the Mount and look at the mosque from outside on Sunday-Thursday till 3pm in summer and till 1:30 in winter.

#0The Temple MountThe Temple Mount

It is a walled rectangular square in the Old City that is 774 m above sea level. Muslims enter the place through the Chain Gate, Non-Muslims - through the Dung Gate. It is open in summer at 7:30am-3pm, in winter at 7:30am-1:30pm.

#0The Biblical ZooThe Biblical Zoo

The zoo is placed 6 kilometers southwestward of the city centre. It is known for animals that are mentioned in the Bible. Come here on Sunday-Thursday at 9am-7pm, on Fridays at 9am-4:30pm, on Saturdays and holidays at 10am-6pm.

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