Visiting Jerusalem

By: Ofir Sahar


Israel is known as a land for tourists; it has various attractive resorts, unique historic sites and many attractions for tourists of all kinds. A trip to Israel may fulfill several wishes: to explore historical and cultural heritage, to visit the Holy places, described in the Bible, to learn about cultural traditions and festivities, and simply to enjoy the beautiful views of the land of Israel.

The capital city of Israel is the largest in both population and area, located in the Judean Mountains, between the Mediterranean Sea and the northern tip of the Dead Sea. Jerusalem is the holiest city in Jerusalem and the spiritual center of many religions - Christian, Armenian, Jewish and Muslim.

The city contains many significant ancient sites, which belong to different religions. Some of them have key religious importance: the Temple Mount and its Western Wall for Jews, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for Christians, the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque for Muslims.

There are also many cultural sites in Jerusalem - museums (Israel museum, Rockefeller museum), universities (Bezalel School, Hebrew university), theaters, landmark buildings and monuments. Staying in one of top Jerusalem hotels (Mount of Olives, King David's), you can go out each day and discover new places, and new attractions.
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