8 Most Instagrammable Places in Jerusalem
Wondering where the most Instagrammable places in Jerusalem are? We want to share them with you in our guide to some of the most photogenic spots in the old city.
Traveling is one of the most amazing experiences a person can have, but in today’s society, we also like to show everyone on the ‘gram where we’ve been. Lucky for you, Jerusalem is full of incredible sites to see and capture for your memories and online life. So without further ado, we present to you the 8 most Instagrammable places in Jerusalem.
1. The Western Wall
People come from all over the world to see the Western Wall. One of the holiest sites in Judaism, it’s typical for people to place their hands on the wall and say a prayer. You can also leave a note in the cracks on the wall if you wish. The energy in this place is incredible, and we encourage you to spend some time here beyond getting the perfect snap for the gram. While it’s certainly one of the most instagrammable places in Jerusalem, we remind you it’s also a holy site so please be respectful when trying to get a nice shot.
2. Temple Mount (Dome of the Rock)
Our second recommendation for the most Instagrammable places in Jeruslaem is Temple Mount, also known as The Dome of the Rock. This is easily one of the most beautiful mosaics in Jerusalem, and can be seen from all over the city. As with most of the sites in Jerusalem, you’ll find this place in the Old City.
3. Dormition Abbey
The Zion Gate connects the Old City to Mount Zion where the abbey lies. Just outside the Old City gate, you’ll find this beautiful church full of Instagrammable scenes. By climbing just a few stairs, you’ll get a 360° view of Jerusalem’s Old City. We recommend coming here in the evening to experience it in golden hour!
4. Church of the Holy Sepulchre
This church in the Old City has an incredible history and includes spots where important occurrences from the Bible happened. It’s believed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is built on the spot where Jesus was crucified, as well as the spot where he was buried. You’re welcome to take photos inside, but like all religious sites, we remind you to be respectful.
5. Mahane Yehuda Market
This vibrant market place has everything you could possibly dream of. During the day it is packed with people buzzing around buying food, nuts, sweets, spices and more. By the time you walk the length of the market, you’ll have tried at least five to ten different types of Israeli food, and for free as many of the shop owners love giving out samples. With seemingly endless shops, you’ll quickly see why it’s one of the most Instagrammable places in Jerusalem. For the best shot, stand in the middle of the market but be mindful of passersby!
6. Mount of Olives
See that hill just behind the Western Wall with lots of large stones protruding from the ground? Those are the graves of thousands of Jewish people. Take a bus up the mountain or enjoy the walk and be amazed with the panoramic view of Jerusalem from here. And it’s easily one of the best in Jerusalem. From the Mount of Olives, you can see the entire Old City, and will stand as the perfect backdrop to your photos. How could we not include this as one of the most Instagrammable places in Jerusalem?
7. Yemin Moshe
Yemin Moshe is a historic neighbourhood and is full of Instagrammable spots! The neighbourhood was founded in the 19th century as a solution to the overcrowded Old City, but gives you a wonderful view of it. Its beautiful streets are lined with flowers and cobbled stones, giving you lots of gorgeous backdrops for your shots. Since it is a residential area, we remind you to be respectful of the privacy of the residents living there. We recommend checking out the Montefiore’s windmill, as it’s also located in this neighbourhood.
8. Ein Karem
Ein Karem is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the Old City. Nestled at the foot of the Jerusalem hills, this village has charming alleyways and is surrounded by lush green hills and a spectacular forest. You’ll go camera happy while here. One of the best sites to see here is the Russian Convent, and we’re sure your camera will love it too. And if you’re looking for some delicious food to try out, Ein Karem has the best selection of magnificent restaurants.
Where to Stay in Jerusalem
Our top recommendation for accommodation in Jerusalem is Abraham Hostel. This centrally located hostel is famous for it’s incredible atmosphere and amazing facilities. They offer dorms and private rooms, and invite you to participate in their daily activities! Be sure to also spend some time at the rooftop bar and enjoy some incredible views of Jerusalem.
8 Most Instagrammable Places in Jerusalem
We hope you enjoyed our recommendations for the 8 Most Instagrammable Places in Jerusalem. You’ll love everything about this historic city, and we’re certain you’ll leave with a camera full of incredible shots and memories.
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