Top Places to Visit in Jerusalem
Jerusalem is a dynamic city and full of things to see and do! It can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start, so we’ve come up with a list of the top places to visit in Jerusalem! Read on to help plan your time here!
C'est le world’s Holocaust Memorial Centre and was established in 1953. It’s the second most visited site in Jerusalem, and works to preserve the memory of those lost in the Holocaust. It’s also an educational institute and is visited by millions of people every year. to learn and pay their respects. A visit here is a humbling experience.
Le mur des lamentations
This is believed to be the Holiest places in the city, and therefore, the most visited. It’s also known as the Wailing Wall, as it’s a place for Jews to mourn the loss of the Second Temple which once stood here. When visiting, please be respectful. This probably isn’t the place for your Instagram fashion shoot ;)
The Tower of David
This place is also known as the Museum of History of Jerusalem The archaeological garden has a lovely historic feel to it and the sights are unforgettable. Even on Saturdays, this beautiful place is open late, so make sure you visit.
The Israel Museum
To satisfy your inner history nerd, the Israel Museum is a must visit and is considered the best in Jerusalem. Home to art, archaeological finds, and original manuscripts, you can learn and see so much in this museum. Be sure to check out the urn-shaped building known as the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls!
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King David Hotel
This is the most famous hotel in the city and one of the world’s leading hotels! The King David Hotel has hosted many famous names and royal figures but being a 5 Star hotel, we don’t expect it to be in your backpacker’s budget. Come here to marvel at the its pink facade, and explore the grounds! The view of Jerusalem is incredible from here!
The Western Walls Tunnels
Located under the Western Wall are a series of underground tunnels, measuring in at 488m long. The Western Wall Tunnels are an absolute must visit in Jerusalem! You can take a tour through the tunnels if you want to learn as much as you can on your visit.
Mahane Yehuda Market
This market offers the best shopping in Jerusalem! You can get everything from cheese, exotic fruits, wines, chocolates, coffee beans and so much more. The market is also home to several trendy restaurants, wine bars, and cafes. It’s one of top places to visit in Jerusalem!
8. The Meir Panim’s Free Restaurant
If you have enough time in Jerusalem, and want to give back, we recommend coming here. The restaurant feeds hundreds of hungry Israeli’s in Jerusalem every single day. They have 5 locations and if you want to help out, simply contact them!
9. Day Trip to the Dead Sea
Jerusalem is well located for several day trips, including the Dead Sea! Abraham Hostel offers tours to the Dead Sea every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday!
Top Places to Visit in Jerusalem
And that’s our guide to the top places to visit in Jerusalem! We hope you’ve found our tips useful for planning your time here! And if you’re looking for information on this destination, check out the, ‘Plus d’infos sur Destination‘ tab on our Jerusalem page!
And last but not least, make sure you book your room at Abraham Hostel for the ultimate experience! Famous for their in house bar, daily activities, tours, parties, and so much more!