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Jerusalem
Travel Guide

Mount of Olives which includes a city, a sunset and landscape views

One of the world’s most important pilgrimage sites has special meaning for Muslims, Jews and Christians, with numerous well-known religious locations.  

Travel to Jerusalem to view religious sites that have existed for millennia and experience modern uniquely Middle Eastern customs and events. The city has charming neighborhoods, shopping, arts and entertainment in addition to famous historic and religious locations.

The first stops in Jerusalem are usually in the Old City, with its numerous structures of religious significance. Head to Temple Mount, one of the world’s holiest places for Muslims, to find the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Dome of the Rock is a holy shrine for both Islamic and Judaic faiths. Nearby, see the Western Wall, which draws millions of pilgrims of Jewish and other faiths for profound prayer. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre has important meaning for Christians as the site of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.

After viewing the holy sites, wander through the bazaars and see beautiful tapestries, jewelry and other gift items. Just beyond the Old City, Jerusalem’s modern development becomes evident, with shopping centers and cultural sites. Mamilla Mall offers upscale shopping in a modern open-air complex incorporating historic buildings in its architecture. The City Center’s famous shopping spots include the Machane Yehuda Market and Yafo Street.

Jerusalem’s southern neighborhoods are particularly popular with families. Visit the Biblical Zoo, Gazelle Valley Park, Teddy Stadium for athletic events and Jerusalem Pais Arena for sports and music concerts. On the western side, hike in the Jerusalem Hills. Stop at the Museum District to tour the Israel Museum, Bible Lands Museum and Science Museum.

Dine on varied fare at Jerusalem’s restaurants, including kosher, seafood, Middle Eastern, Italian, Latin American and many other cuisines. Nightlife choices might surprise you. Mingle with locals and international visitors enjoying live music, bars, dance clubs and even escape room adventures.

Fly to Ben Gurion Airport, about a 45-minute drive northwest of Jerusalem. While you can get around on your own easily in the Old City, consider guided tours to get a full appreciation of the region’s historic and cultural significance.

Where to stay in Jerusalem

Orient Hotel Jerusalem
Orient Hotel Jerusalem
5 out of 5
3 Emek Refaim St, Jerusalem
The price is CA $289 per night from May 1 to May 2

Located in Emek Refaim, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Andrew's Church, King David's Tomb, and Jerusalem Great Synagogue. Jaffa Gate and Mamilla ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (317 reviews)
Gonna come back

"Amazing facilities, clean room, great window isolation."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2020

Orient Hotel Jerusalem
The Inbal Jerusalem
The Inbal Jerusalem
5 out of 5
Liberty Bell Park, 3, Jabotinsky St., Jerusalem
The price is CA $266 per night from May 1 to May 2

This family-friendly Jerusalem hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Montefiore Windmill, Jerusalem Great Synagogue, and Jaffa ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (391 reviews)
wonderful weekend

"We had family celebration and joined by kids and grandkids. We all had great time. The service and hotel were super . The breakfast was fabulous. In short , splendid ."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2020

The Inbal Jerusalem
The David Citadel Hotel
The David Citadel Hotel
5 out of 5
7 King David St, Jerusalem
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $503 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22

This family-friendly Jerusalem hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (306 reviews)

"הכל היה מושלם, נקי מסודר ואין צפיפות לא בחדר האוכל ולא בבריכה"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 13, 2020

The David Citadel Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Mamilla's Penthouse
Mamilla's Penthouse
Ne'ot Deshe, 5, Jerusalem, Israel
The price is CA $450 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20

Located in Jerusalem City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Jaffa Gate and Ben Yehuda Street. Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Jerusalem ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Amazing experience in the heart of Jerusalem

"Our stay was great. Niv the host was amazing and helped us with the instructions and parking place, also took care of water wine and some snacks for us. The place is exactly like in the photos in great condition and clean. We are more than recommend everyone to go there :)"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 3, 2020

Mamilla's Penthouse
The Haneviim Court - Isrentals
The Haneviim Court - Isrentals
3 Monbaz Street, Jerusalem
The price is CA $112 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22

Located in Jerusalem City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Ethiopian Church and Ben Yehuda Street. Damascus Gate and Mamilla Mall ...

4/5Very Good! (22 reviews)

"Wonderful property in an incredible location. Be sure to stop on the 2nd floor to enjoy a view of the old City"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 12, 2020

The Haneviim Court - Isrentals
HolySuite J Tower
HolySuite J Tower
Kia'h 4-6 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
The price is CA $223 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22

Located in Jerusalem City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Machane Yehuda Market and Ben Yehuda Street. Jerusalem Great Synagogue ...

3.8/5Good! (4 reviews)

"Great apartment, 15 min walk to old city!! Very clean and easy access!"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 17, 2019

HolySuite J Tower
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Jerusalem

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5/5 - Excellent

George

Jan 9, 2020

Marvellous city.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Nov 9, 2019

Jaffa gate, City of David, Kidron valley were wonderful places to explore as well as Jerusalem Botanical Garden for plant lovers.

5/5 - Excellent

NABIL

Oct 20, 2019

You can't describe your emotions about it.its a great and unique place

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Oct 17, 2019

Jerusalem is one of the world’s most interesting Cities. It is a shame that the residents who interact with visitors do not have a more pleasant manner when speaking with visitors. Too much gauging and rudeness.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Oct 1, 2019

Lots of history and biblical events and places. Was amazed to see. Some places were very commercialized. The wailing wall was amazing and very holy! The culture around the markets and malls were very noisy and loud. People seemed very rushed.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Sep 9, 2019

No finer place in the world.

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