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Address: 4 David Remez Road | Zip 935410, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: 02-6535239
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: In the heart of Jerusalem, the First Station is a major center of...
In the heart of Jerusalem, the First Station is a major center of entertainment, culture and culinary delights. The complex is accessible and open to the general public - both local Jerusalemites and tourists, and is a lively focus of activities, with something to offer for a variety of wishes and needs, on the go almost all hours of the day, every day of the week. The Station's location in the city's downtown tourist and culture area makes it a bridge between neighborhoods and communities, and the first station for any visit or night out in the heart of Jerusalem.
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A Modern Outdoor Mall in a Historical Setting - Great Jerusalem Attraction

We enjoyed visiting this mall and having lunch in a historical setting. Built around 1890 by the Ottoman Turks, the first railway station in Jerusalem was utilized until 1998... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We enjoyed visiting this mall and having lunch in a historical setting. Built around 1890 by the Ottoman Turks, the first railway station in Jerusalem was utilized until 1998. Imaginative developers have transformed the historical building into an outdoor mall with stores, cafes, and restaurants. Most imaginative of all, the the railroad tracks themselves have been transformed into the "Railroad... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Cafes are opened on Shabbat for non observant visitors . We walked through it and were not blown away .

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Mbabane
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The first station offers entertainment, a great assortment of restaurants, small exhibition hall, and an outdoor seller's market. My daughter loves to go every week. You can rent kid's bikes/trikes there and they can peddle around while you enjoy a beer, listen to music or have dinner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Originally a train station but now renovated into various shops and restaurants. Depending on the day, there are open air produce markets or craft fairs. There are often swing dance evenings and performances of both music and acting. Night or day, this is a great stop, accessible by the bus.

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

It was a great sunny day so I went for a walk and got to the first station. I just loved this place, and will hopefully go back soon. I had a great time, just sitting, enjoying the sun, enjoying the music that was playing. And had a great meal. Spent almost three hours there, and loved every minute of... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Don't think of First Station as a tourist destination - unless you want to hang out and enjoy the vibe on Thursday nights and Fridays - but more as a beautiful pit stop where you can enjoy great food from a selection of restaurants, as well as some other shopping opportunities. Located between 15-20 mins walk from the old city... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Some interesting stores but a bit dead when we went. Eventually this place should be happening but it is still fairly new. In summer, there is a "beach" there which might be kind of cool. Not sure. Went on a morning in January and while there was a few stores and coffee places open, not much else.

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A great option only ten minutes walk from the Old City. Plenty of options for different foods. Prices are reasonable and there is often a market and entertainment going on at the same time. Very family friendly, but most restaurants close on Shabbat.

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Middle East
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Please keep in mind that the First Station is not a tourist attraction per se. It was designed as a venue with lots of parking and public transportation as a place to meet a be entertained. The focus is local. Nevertheless, as a meeting place with at least eight to ten restaurants, it is still suitable for tourists who need... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The hoopla about this former train station that now serves as a focus for restaurants, art, shops, bicycle rental, and strolling , is greater than the reality. Near the hotels and German Colony (walking distance), the central arcade has kept some areas of track to remind you that this was a train station. Cute, but I've seen train track. The... More 

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