Old City of Jerusalem

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Old City of Jerusalem
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Characterized by narrow, winding streets and alleyways, this ancient part of the city is filled with shrines and attractions holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims including the Western Wall, Temple Mount and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
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Neighbourhood: Givat Ram
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Angel Lazar
Jerusalem, Israel54 contributions
Jun 2022
The Holy of Holies! Definitely visit OldTown Jerusalem every day you can while in Jerusalem to immerse yourself! You can pray again and again over all your issues fully and without haste! You can visit the wonderful shops that have the best signature pieces for your home or jewelleryware, and most precious gifts you could ever buy! Don't rush! I came back almost daily while in Jerusalem! It was my go-to place! Just love it! xo~A
Written 23 June 2022
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JerseyB0yDan
Jersey City, NJ51 contributions
Mar 2022
A must place to visit if you are visiting Jerusalem. We visited the historic Old City of Jerusalem as part of our Gate 1 Travel itinerary. Our very knowledgable Tour Manager explained very well the biblical and ancient history of the Old City. It is a must place to visit.
Written 20 June 2022
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Daisy U
Seattle, WA12 contributions
May 2022
Our pilgrimage trip was very successful all because we had terrific tour guides in Jordan and Israel.
Written 15 June 2022
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Cimmerianbloke
Rixensart, Belgium430 contributions
May 2022
As a European city dweller, a dip into Jerusalem's Old City has been a cultural shakedown. The heat, the play of shadows and light, the smells and sounds of the Middle East are an amazing culture shock. The place kept its promises emotionally, with visits to Jesus' tomb and crucifixion spot, Mary's tomb and a spiritually charged visit to the western wall. The stroll around the city is safe, the sight of armed soldiers sometimes unsettling but you get used to it. The only danger awaiting you is getting bored to death by some trinquets merchants trying to convince you to buy their stuff, but I guess it's part of the charm for the privilege to immerse yourself into this unique and wonderful city.
Written 5 June 2022
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Russ R
Port Saint Lucie, FL146 contributions
May 2022
It's hard to summarize a trip to the Old City, even if it has been your third. Each time is unique and presents new memories. We spent five days in and out of the Old City in May. Fortunately for us, but not so for the merchants, it was less crowded than our previous trips. This made for some great experiences. An unexpected very short wait to see the tomb of Jesus Christ at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Easy access and no strife to visit the Temple Mount/Al-Haram Al- Sharif. Small crowds at the Western Wall complex. A few visits to the Austrian Hospice for coffee and strudel in the beautiful gardens. Great shopping opportunities with lively and friendly shop owners in the Muslim Quarter. Many great coffee, tea, and food samplings. We even reconnected with our favorite shop owners Fauzi and his son Maji. The Old City is beyond explanation. It must be experienced to understand. Don't be afraid to lose yourself to her many charms.
Written 3 June 2022
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA2,535 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Went on an organized tour to visit the highlights of Jerusalem. This is one of the highest items on my lifelong bucket list and it did not disappoint. Fascinating how modern Jerusalem has been rebuilt several times over ancient cities previously plundered and destroyed. Intriguing juxtaposition of holy shrines next to ordinary neighborhoods with kids playing or going to school, while one street over there are open bazaars. Totally unique, totally worth it. So much to see and experience.
Written 27 May 2022
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Violetvz
East London, South Africa680 contributions
May 2022
This tour is preserved and makes you realise what went on in the time of the Bible. There is always someone on hand to explain and give insight.
Written 25 May 2022
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Watchful26
Carlsbad, CA100 contributions
May 2022
It would be easy to spend several days touring the Old City of Jerusalem while in Israel. We visited the Western Wall, the Western Wall Tunnels and the holiest sites in Judiasm, Islam and Christianity. And then we started exploring the 4 quarters of the City. It's definitely a multi-day itinerary filled with history, archaeology, culture, food, shopping and so much more.
Written 22 May 2022
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Karen W
Long Island, NY12 contributions
May 2022
There is too much to say about the Old City especially since there are too many areas. If you are in one of the shuks (markets), always be ready to bargain. The pathways and alleys can be really confusing. Fortunately, the signs are all in Hebrew, Arabic and English. Be ready to go through TSA type of scanners and to answer questions when you go to the Kotel (Western Wall) and you should try to dress appropriately as this is a religious area. There are several gates you can go through to enter the Old City. The Ramparts walk near the Jaffa Gate is interesting.
Written 21 May 2022
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Denny B
Fort Wayne, IN1,379 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Would suggest that you visit this area with an informed historical guide. There is so much to know about in this area, you need advice. Walking through the vendors shops, the invitation is quite strong to view the merchant goods and services.
Written 14 May 2022
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