Places to visit in Jerusalem

Let me show you around fascinating Jerusalem, the 4000 year old capital of the Jewish people, important to the three Abrahamic religions. The city is steeped in religion, history, archeology and has amazing museums. Below are five suggested day tours.

Jewish Quarter Walking Tour - Read my blog post about the Jewish Quarter

* Davidson Archeological Park-Southern Temple Excavations. Remains from the time of Solomon until Crusader times.

* The Four Sephardic Synagogues-The Sephardic community's center since the Middle ages. 

* Burnt House-A presentation of events of a priestly family and its home during the Jewish Revolt against Rome.

* Underground Herodian Quarter-Discover how the upper class lived 2,000 years ago.

* Hurva Synagogue-The symbol of the renewed Jewish Quarter. Find out about its fascinating history.

* Hezekiah's Wall-See the remains of the city wall King Hezekiah built to protect the city from Assyrian invasion.

* Cardo-Walk in same market the residents of Jerusalem walked during Roman times.

From Mamilla Street to the Western Wall

* Mamilla Street-Walk through modern Jerusalem's exclusive shopping street to reach the Jaffa Gate and the Old City.

* Jaffa Gate Plaza-Find out the history of the famous gate from the Ottoman period to the present.

* David's Citadel-Learn about Jerusalem's different time periods in the newly renovated museum at this unique site.

* Armenian Quarter-Walk through this section and learn about this ethnic minority in the city.

* Hurva Synagogue-The symbol of the renewed Jewish Quarter. Find out about its fascinating history.

* Hezekiah's Wall-See the remains of the city wall King Hezekiah built to protect the city from Assyrian invasion.

* Aish Hatorah Roof Viewpoint-Gaze onto Temple Mount from the best observation point in the Jewish Quarter.

* Western Wall Plaza-Visit the Western Wall, the holiest site to the Jewish people.

Christian Quarter and Arab Market Walking Tour -  Holy places for Christianity

* Jaffa Gate Plaza-Find out the history of the famous gate from the Ottoman period to the present.

* The Arab Market-Walk through the exotic market and get a real feel for the Old City.

* Church of the Redeemer-The tower has the best view of the Old City, below are remains of ancient walls and Crusader courtyard.

* Muristan section-Where the Hospitallers got their start.

* Church of the Holy Sepulcher-The fascinating church where according to Catholic and Orthodox tradition Jesus was crucified.

* Nevski Church-See the remains of the original Holy Sepulcher Church.

* Church of Saint Anne-Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the perfectly intact Crusader Church and the Bethesda Pools.

Ancient Jerusalem

* City of David-Where it all began, see remains of King David's Palace, Hezekiahs Tunnel, Warren's Shaft and more.

* Davidson Archeological Park-Southern Temple Excavations. Remains from the time of Solomon until Crusader times.

* Western Wall Plaza-Visit the Western Wall, the holiest site to the Jewish people.

* Western Wall Tunnels-Extraordinary underground passage along the Temple Mount.

* Burnt House-A presentation of events of a priestly family and its home during the Jewish Revolt against Rome.

* Underground Herodian Quarter-Discover how the upper class lived 2,000 years ago.

* Hezekiah's Wall-See the remains of the city wall King Hezekiah built to protect the city from Assyrian invasion.

 

Early Modern Jerusalem -  The most beautiful places in Jerusalem

* Neveh Sha'anan-Explore and learn about the first Jewish neighborhood outside the city walls.

* Montefiori's Windmill-Find out the story of Moshe Montefiori and his efforts for the Jews of Jerusalem.

* Yemin Moshe-Walk through this beautiful renovated old neighborhood which used to border no man's land.

* King David Street-See the King David Hotel which Begin blew up, the YMCA building and other sites along this famous street.

* Dead Sea Scrolls and Jerusalem City Model in the Year 67 CE-See the oldest copy of the Bible and amazing model.

* Machaneh Yehuda Market-Walk, eat, shop through Jerusalem's fabulous outdoor market. Learn about its modest beginnings.

 

Guided Tours From $350

Avi Puritz - Licensed Tour Guide
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