Explore Jerusalem- Where it all begun

August 31, 2015 • LifestyleTravel

Jerusalem-old city

Jerusalem-old city

Explore Jerusalem, the holiest

For centuries, this ancient city has stood at the center of civilization.

During its long history, Jerusalem has been destroyed, besieged, attacked, captured and recaptured.

According to the Biblical tradition, King David conquered the city and established it as the capital of the United Kingdom of Israel.
His son, King Solomon, commissioned the building of the First Temple.
Jesus’s crucifixion took place in Jerusalem and when you explore Jerusalem, you can walk in Via Dolorosa.
In Islam, Jerusalem is considered as the third-holiest city.

Being holy for Jews, Christians and Muslims causes a fair share of controversy, yet promises a spiritual experience for anyone who visits.

Despite its small size, 0.9 SQM (0.35 SQM), the Old City is a home for many important religious sites.
When you’ll explore Jerusalem, visit the Temple Mount and its Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock, the Garden Tomb and al-Aqsa Mosque.

Another interesting site is City of David, where one can walk in Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Jerusalem’s ancient water pipes!

There is plenty to do in Jerusalem.
Besides its historical and holy places, the city is vibrant, with excellent markets, shopping centers, restaurants and bars.

Stroll around the Muslim quarter, have a coffee break at the Austrian Hospice, put a note and make a wish in the western wall, have a lunch in an authentic restaurant in Mahane yehuda market and have a beer in one of the bars in “Emek refaim”.

By far, Jerusalem is a must-visit city, at least once during your lifetime.
An unforgettable experience!

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