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Dating back to the 19th century BCE, Jerusalem remains one of the world’s oldest and most important places of pilgrimage for Christian, Jewish and Islamic faiths. The city’s diverse religious background has contributed to its tumultuous history, however modern Jerusalem is a harmonious place with a widely integrated ethnic population. Home to many UNESCO-listed heritage sites, the city’s ethnic quarters deliver unique experiences in terms of food, hospitality, tradition and architectural style.

Jerusalem’s Old City is where you’ll find the Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Armenian quarters, home to millenia-old monuments like the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Wailing Wall, the Dome of the Rock and the Gardens of Gethsemane. In the Machane Yehuda district, there’s a selection of late-night shisha bars offering a more contemporary side of Jerusalem, while the German Colony and Downtown Triangle deliver upscale shopping and laid-back restaurants. Alternatively, visit Ein Kerem to explore the birthplace of John the Baptist.

In addition to Jerusalem’s religious background, the city is also home to a thriving food scene filled with restaurants serving dishes like baklava, shawarma and fresh Israeli salads. Head to Machneyuda in the Yehuda Market to experience one of the city’s leading restaurants and sample a contemporary menu of grilled fish. Afterwards, explore nearby artisanal stalls serving sweet street food.

Tonight

From $106 per night

This weekend

From $253 per night

Next weekend

From $184 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency ₪ 10 = $2.82
Language Hebrew
Average weekend price $9 per night
Average weekday price $9 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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10

For the holy site it's all amazing.

October 3, 2022

For the holy site it's all amazing.but the worst thing that we encountered are the Taxi driver. They think that us tourist have a lot of money over charge us and not even drop you off to your exact destination.

pim
pim
10

This city is considered one of the most explosive places in...

September 23, 2022

This city is considered one of the most explosive places in the world, a place from where World War III could break out. The city is fantastic and terrifying at the same time. A mixture of ancient cultures, religions, and traditions with nationalism, racism, and madness. It is also very expensive, 200 euros for a miserable room without air and 6 euros for coffee in a plastic cup. I suppose that every western person should visit Jerusalem, Auschwitz, and New York once in his life.

Yaron
Yaron Israel
10

I loved everything about Jerusalem!

September 23, 2022

I loved everything about Jerusalem! Staying closer to the Old City is best because it is much easier to walk to most sites than to drive. It is not easy finding parking around the Old City. There is a lot to see in walking distance and you can also take the Light Rail to many locations and the buses are not too difficult to figure out. Since the ShutDown they did change a few things, so best to double check before hoping on a bus. You can no longer use shekels but you need an App or a Rav Kav Card to pay the bus fee's now. Having a car is not necessary for the first few days, but there is so much more to see and you will need a car if you want to see more around Jerusalem! Or the rest of Israel!

Annemarie
Annemarie United States of America
10

A beautiful city.

September 23, 2022

A beautiful city. Apart from the old city I would recommend the Music district and the big market off Jaffa street. Use the tram to go for one place to another. Very cheap. Jerusalem is not flat so bring very good walking shoes to visit the city. The best time to visit the old city is early evening. Magical!

Eva
Eva United Kingdom
8.0

Great place great people

September 19, 2022

Great place great people Language for English speakers can be a problem Police heavy handed More to see and do than you would imagine Market Magic Museums magic Old city and souqs even more magic

John
John United Kingdom
10

Best and most exciting city in the world.

September 15, 2022

Best and most exciting city in the world. Endless things of interest and the energy is incredible. Contrary to what the 'press' say - things are very safe. We (Israelis) stayed at an Arab hotel and they couldn't have been nicer. I Love Yerushalim

Michael
Michael Israel

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