Jerusalem has over 3000 years of history, and despite its fame and the amount of literature there has been written about this ancient holy city, your first view of the ancient city walls will take your breath away.
Jerusalem is a maze of ancient walkways and buzzing bazars, and you could spend weeks on end losing yourself and even finding yourself here. Christianity, Islam and Judaism all give Jerusalem spiritual importance, so within a short walk in the city centre you can find Christians praying in Churches, Jews in Synagogues and Muslims in Mosques.
Being an incredibly multicultural city, Jerusalem provides visitors with a huge array of different food traditions to try out. Make sure you try out a Falafal from the stands that can be found all over the city for a proper authentic taste, or look out for restaurants filled with locals and you can't go wrong. Head out afterwards to sample Jerusalem's laid back bar scene, to get a true feel of the locals' alternative tastes.
Abraham Hostel is located right in the centre of Jerusalem. They have free walking tours of Jerusalem's Old City plus an in-house bar!
Jerusalem can be an intimidating place to get to grips with, reading our Jerusalem guide will give you a head start and a sneak peek at what is awaiting you in this fascinatingly ancient city.
Top Ten Jerusalem Guide
If you ever do find yourself in the city of Jerusalem, then do take time out to enjoy the city. There are many interesting historical places that are perfect for exploring on your own. Jerusalem has so many monuments, markets and other places to explore that will leave you surprised. Here are some must see places: