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Jerusalem is among the top ten travel destination of the world owing to its history and significance in major religions. Its primary attraction is the walled Old City with important Jewish, Christian and Muslim shrines.

In the Jewish Quarter are the Western (Wailing) Wall, considered a remnant of the Temple and the Cardo, a spectacular restoration of of a Byzantine boulevard. The Christian Quarter was built around the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and has in its area Hezkiyahu's Pool, part of a water supply sytem built by the Judean king.The Muslim Quarter has its shuk and the Temple Mount which includes the Dome of the Rock and the AlAqsa Mosque. The Armenian Quarter is owned by the Armenian Church and is mostly a monastery and church compound. A must is a visit to the Citadel and the Tower of David with its museum of the history of Jerusalem.

Outside the Old City walls is the modern city of Jerusalem with more than 3/4 million population. A map of Jerusalem's many neighborhoods is shown below as is a map of hotel locations.

Around the Knesset (Israel's Parliament) is a large park-like area which includes a number of public buildings. These are the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, the Bible Land Museum and the Supreme Court of Israel.

Yad VaShem, the museum of the Holocaust is west of Mt. Herzl.

The Haas Promenade in East Talpiot, east of Derech Chevron and Yehuda offers a magnificent view of Jerusalem and the Old City.

Hiking enthusiasts click here for the 10 top hikes in the Jeruasalem area.

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Published 06.03.2015
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