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“A world-class must-see destination” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old City of Jerusalem

Old City of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel (Givat Ram)
03-516-6699
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Ranked #1 of 238 things to do in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking
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Owner description: 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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“A world-class must-see destination”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

You cannot say that you have been to Jerusalem if you haven't seen the Old City. Much of Jerusalem today is a pretty modern city, but the Old City remains stuck in time, and that time still looks Biblical. Unfortunately much of the Old City is taken up with market stalls selling the same cheap souvenirs as the one before it, but the old time flavor of the place make a walk around both historic and cultural at the same time. Hold your valuables close to discourage pickpockets. Also see my reviews of the Cardo, Jewish Quarter and Muslim Quarter elsewhere on tripadvisor.com for more details.

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“Amazing, from gate to gate!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

The old city is incredible to visit. The sights and sounds of the city will keep you intrigued from the moment you enter the gate until the moment you walk out. There is just so much to see and so much history inside those city walls.

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“The Jewish Quarter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Very interested in the defense and fall during War of Independence and it's subsequent recapture and rebuilding after 6 day war. Looked at Southern Wall Excavations and explored Davidson Centre.

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“Historical melting pot !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Long history,many races,many religion,many shops.Exciting place.

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“Another must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Wandering through the old city, plan on getting lost and enjoying the culture. Aside from the large attractions, roam down the many narrow streets, you can buy almost anything here, but be mindful of rip-offs and pick-pockets. You'll eventually find your way back to the modern world and be better off from the experience.

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