Jerusalem is a city that is characterized by numerous features, one of the most prominent of which is the unique blend of ancient and modern. The city’s municipality is determined to preserve the holy sites of all religions, to respect the freedom of belief, and to offer practical assistance to all religious institutions.
Jerusalem is not only a city of history unfolded, but it is also a city of continual renewal and variety. In addition to its beautiful synagogues, monasteries, and mosques, it boasts 70 museums, The Khan Theater, the Israel Supreme Court, hi-tech centers, tourist sites, a vibrant night life, and more. Extensive construction work is being carried out in Israel’s capital, enhancing and renovating it in order to keep the flame of the ancient alive while meeting contemporary needs.
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When touring in Jerusalem, you can enjoy a vast selection of cuisines at the authentic, ethnic restaurants in the Machaneh Yehuda Market and the Old City, where if you want to have a typical Israeli culinary experience, you should order a dish of humus. Alternatively, the restaurants in the city center offer a wide variety of international flavors.
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MUSEUMS AND SITES
Jerusalem, with its range of museums and mixture of old and new sites, enables you to gain a sense of its multifaceted character wherever you go.
The Israel Museum
The refurbished museum displays approximately 500,000 objects of fine art, archeology, Judaica, and Jewish ethnography, representing the history of world culture from nearly one million years ago to the present day.
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10.00-17:00
Friday and holiday eves: 10.00-14:00
As the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust, Yad Vashem safeguards the memory of the past and imparts its meaning to the present and future generations.
Friday and holiday eves: 08:30 – 14:00
Yad Vashem is closed on Saturday and all Jewish holidays.
*The Holocaust History Museum, Museum of Holocaust Art, Exhibitions Pavilion, and Synagogue are open until 20:00. All other sites close at 17:00.
Church of the Holy Sepulcher
This is the holiest site in the Christian world, the destination of pilgrims and the faithful for centuries.
Summer hours (April-September): 05:00 -21:00. Except Sundays when it closes at 20:00
Winter hours (October-March): 04:00-19:00
Most of the Church and its chapels are open to the public. Some chapels maybe temporarily cleared during services.
Alrov Mamilla Avenue
A new shopping experience overlooking the walls of the Old City.
Sunday-Thursday: 9:30 -23:00
Saturday evening: One hour after shabath until 23:00
As you stroll along the narrow roads of Ein Karem, the picturesque village situated on the outskirts of the Jerusalem Forest, you will encounter archeological finds, galleries, and cafés in peaceful surroundings.
If you would like to tour Jerusalem in a unique way, check out the Segway tours of the city.
You can also take a culinary tour of the Machaneh Yehuda Market by purchasing “Shuk Bites” (samples of various dishes) at the market.
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