The Old City
DAY TOUR IN JERUSALEM
situated outside of the old city walls, the complex offers three important sites – David's Tomb, which is holy to Jews and Muslims, and the traditional site of the Last Supper, which is holy to Christians. Dormition Abbey is also located in Mount Zion, and according to Catholics, is the site of the Assumption of Mary, where she was taken to heaven, body and soul.
The Jewish Quarter
The Cardo was Jerusalem's main street in the Roman and Byzantine periods.
The Rooftop Viewpoints will provide a unique vantage point to see the towers and rooftops of the Old City's monuments, and is located above the intersection of the Old City's four Quarters.
The Hurva Square is the Jewish Quarter's central square, with restaurants, galleries, souvenir shops and fantastic people-watching.
The Broad Wall is dated from the time of King Hezekiah and the First Temple. It is one of the most important archeological discoveries in Israel, as it provides evidence of the size and scope of the city in Biblical times, as a great capital city.
The Western Wall – The Kotel is holiest site for Judaism in the world, and millions of people from all over the world have come to this site, leaving prayers wedged in between the giant ancient bricks.
The Western Wall Tunnel provides a rare and exciting glimpse into the history hidden underground. It is the continuation of the Kotel, the western retaining wall of the Temple Mount. A tour of the tunnels brings us to the spot closest to the Holy of Holies.
Jerusalem Archeological Park, also known as the Davidson Center, provides fascinating archeological findings that take visitors back to the Second Temple, and its destruction in 70 CE. These include, Robinson's Arch, the steps that lead to the Temple Mount, the Herodian Street. The site also has a museum, which displays many incredible findings from the site.
The City of David is located outside of the Old City walls, and is the biblical core of Jerusalem. We will explore the palace of King David and his dynasty, wade through the Gihon Spring and King Hezekiah's 2,700-year-old water tunnel, and learn about the history of Jerusalem in Biblical times.
The Temple Mount is an amazing opportunity to see the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque up close. The site is Islam's third holiest site, and is called "Haram Al-Sharif" – the Noble Sanctuary.
The Christian and Muslim Quarters
The Via Dolorosa is a route that takes us through 14 stations that follow Jesus' last path. The route is sanctified in the Catholic tradition and includes the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the colorful markets of the Muslim Quarter, and numerous churches and chapels.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is site of Jesus' crucifixion, burial and resurrection. It is the holiest site for most Christians in the world, and the apex of the Via Dolorosa. The building, its visitors and atmosphere take visitors back in time and is truly awe inducing.
The Arab Bazaar (Shouk) is a true oriental experience, brimming with sights, scents and flavors of the Middle East, and the perfect place to hone your bargaining skills and hutzpah.
The Old City Ramparts take us on a walk on the 16th century Ottoman walls of the Old City, and provide a unique view of the Old City and its surroundings.
The Tower of David Museum is the central historical museum of Jerusalem's Old City. The museum is located in the heart of a 16th century Ottoman fortress, and hosts the Night Spectacular, a sound and light show that tells the story of Jerusalem throughout the ages, in an artistic and captivating way.
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