Introducing Jerusalem, Israel
It is the holiest city in the world, filled with thousands of years in history, combined with splendid and modern architecture and a vibrant culture. This is Jerusalem, one of the world’s top destinations. Unsurprisingly the most popular spots are the holy sites, and one needs at least three days to completely experience them all.
For many centuries, Christians from all over the world have come to visit the Mount of Olives and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which is said to contain the tomb of Jesus. Aside from these, the Old City walls houses all the other holy sites, so you can drop by Western Wall, the Temple Mount, the Dome of the Rock, the Via Dolorosa and the Hurva Synagogue. The Old City has 4 Quarters, namely Armenian, Jewish, Christian and Muslim quarters, all of them together in complete harmony.
To awaken your senses, drop by the Machane Yehuda Market for fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese, exotic spices, wine, coffee, baked goods and local dishes. Then, you can walk off the excess calories at Wohl Rose Park, which is located right at the foot of the Supreme Court of Israel. With more than 15,000 rose bushes in bloom, it has been named as one of the 11 most beautiful rose gardens in the world.
For a truly meaningful tour, visit the Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the Holocaust victims, featuring film footage, interviews with survivors, artifacts, historical documents and personal items.
The Ein Karem neighborhood is a favorite weekend spot for tourists and locals alike, due to the peace and quiet that the place has to offer. Many Christians make a pilgrimage here because it is said to be the place where Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, miraculously got pregnant. This is also the place where he was born.
Regardless of your faith, Jerusalem is a place of wonder for all and is a place that should be on your must-see list.