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The Supreme Court of Israel

Shaarey Mishpat Street, Jerusalem 9195000, Israel
+972 2-675-9612
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This is a beautiful building and the tour guide provided an interesting explanation of the building... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ValerieS123NY
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New York
Impressive

Many visitors from students, high school children and regular citizens. Each one is aloud to walk... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
DANIELLA107
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The edifice housing the Supreme Court is widely acclaimed as the pinnacle of modern Israeli architecture. Like all public buildings in the capital, it is faced with distinctive Jerusalem stone.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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“symbolism” (7 reviews)
“architecture” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Shaarey Mishpat Street, Jerusalem 9195000, Israel
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a beautiful building and the tour guide provided an interesting explanation of the building and the Israeli court system. We highly recommend a visit.

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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Many visitors from students, high school children and regular citizens. Each one is aloud to walk in, sit in the hall and listen.

Thank DANIELLA107
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

The court's guides explain the thought behind the architecture and all the symbolism Guided tours are available also in English at 12:00. For me the highlight was to sit in and hear actual cases (especially if it is an interesting one!) - but be forewarned...More

1  Thank JCB40
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Excellent, interesting tour that focuses both on the building itself and what happens inside it. The only downside were the poor acoustics - it was almost impossible to hear the docent whenever another group walked by. Free English tours are given Sun-Thurs at noon. Definetly...More

1  Thank Lisa L
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is best seen with the help of a guide who can be reserved in advance. I was fascinated by the symbolism,

1  Thank AvrahamJer
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Deep architectural symbolism, more than two thousand years history of justice (from the Ancient Jewish - through the Ottoman and British - to the contemporary Israeli), free access to the hearings - and all that explained freely by the local professional guide in several languages...More

Thank Igor F
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Donation to the state of Israel by the Rotshild Foundation,planed by the Ada and Ram Carmi Architects office,Very special planning houses the Supreme Court of Israel

Thank airport2015
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Make reservations in advance. Have a tour guide explain the system, the architecture and the number of No-jewish judges that work in this remarkable system. After your visit, go to any neighboring countries and compare the justice system. I am sure your perception will change....More

3  Thank Jaime R
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We attended an English tour, and our tour guide (a Belgian optician) was engaging and interesting. She provided background about the beautiful architecture and various symbolic meanings, and led us to view a hearing in session. She was able to give us some information about...More

Thank Familytravel12
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

We really appreciated the architecture, which reflects the phiosophy. This place is certainly a must for a first visit to the Eternal City. Besiedes, it is possible to enter a room where actual hearing is taking place. It is in Hebrew but the guide can...More

Thank Helene G
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GreggO822
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Response from JCB40 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I could tell, there was no dress code. As you can imagine, summer here is hot, so shorts are fine, same with sleeveless shirts. It is not a 'religious' site. (On the other hand, you are expected to be very quiet as... More
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