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Address: Shaarey Mishpat Street, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number:
+972 2-675-9612
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

The edifice housing the Supreme Court is widely acclaimed as the pinnacle...

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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A beautiful building full of symolism

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

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Jerusalem, Israel
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Jerusalem, Israel
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67 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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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,

Thank avmlevi2017
Tel Aviv, Israel
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32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 (just make sure you arrive in time). Strongly recommend to make yourself a "bundle" -... More 

Thank Igor F
Jerusalem, Israel
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515 reviews
287 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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
Mexico City, Mexico
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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. You´d be surprised !

2 Thank Jaime R
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 the Israeli justice system, as well as some interesting anecdotes.

Thank Familytravel12
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 explain afterwards.

Thank Helene G
Herzliya, Israel
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553 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

A very special building designed by the brothers Karmi . Open for visits of the public free of charge. You can enter the hearings freely (in Hebrew). Very recommended.

1 Thank Gidons51
New York City, New York
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

We took an English language tour. The guides are law clerks with intimate knowledge of the Israeli justice system. But the tour wasn't just about law. It was also an explanation of the architecture. Fascinating. We ended up in the museum where we saw a moving exhibit on the Eichmann trial including prosecutor Gideon Hausner's opening statement. It has to... More 

1 Thank marc s
Kfar Saba, Israel
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

We visited in the complex of the Supreme Court of Israel in Jerusalem, a guided tour by the court's Guide Mr. Subhi, who impressed his multidisciplinary knowledge. In history, in important decisions, in the Hall of Architecture. And knew well answer all questions. Tours in several languages. Hebrew at 11:00 am in English at 12:00 am Sunday through Thursday. Highly... More 

Thank Nachman R
Jerusalem, Israel
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

I just visited [again, after several years] this building- I wonder if this its appropriate definition... can be concept, idea... a place where the stone gets life under the incredible blue sky of Jerusalem, life because under the appearance of a [still life] perfect building, the system works and secretaries, lawyers and judges are working while visitors feel they are... More 

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