The Old city of Jerusalem is such a historic place to visit. We stayed within the old city walls and just walking through the cobbled lanes transported us thousands of years back. Each and every corner has some significance attached to it and we loved walking the whole day exploring every nook and cranny - Dome of the Rock, The Western Wall, The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorosa, Mt of Olives, Cardo and so much more. The bustling market place and suqs were fun (dont forget to bargain) although they tend to close by 8 pm but you can always go to Mamilla just outside Jaffa Gate or some of the street side eating joints outside Damascus Gate. There are a lot of hostels inside and some just outside Damascus Gate and Jaffa Gate. We spent 4 days exploring including an extra day for Bethelehem and the Museums in New Jerusalem. Do not miss out on the David Museum which composes of a nice tour and is a definite must to understand the complete history. Other museums include the worthwhile Bible Lands Museum ( if you are into archaelogy and history) and the Israeli Museum opposite it ( if you are interested in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the second temple period model of Jerusalem and Art). Please definitely take a Guide or at least a Guide book to read and appreciate the places better.
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