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Knesset (Parliament)

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Address: HaKiryah, Jerusalem 91950, Israel
Phone Number: +972 2 675 3420
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Free guided tours of Israel’s Parliament include an explanation of the...

Free guided tours of Israel’s Parliament include an explanation of the structure of the Israeli government and a look at the famous tapestries of Marc Chagall, which illustrate important moments in Jewish history.

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$120*
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Jerusalem Old and New Daily Tour from Herzliya

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Fascinating tour

My daughter and I attended an English tour, given by a terrific tour guide (originally from South America, maybe?) who answered all of the group's questions with knowledge... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I attended an English tour, given by a terrific tour guide (originally from South America, maybe?) who answered all of the group's questions with knowledge, patience, enthusiasm and interest. I highly recommend the tour. It provides an understanding of the Israeli political system. I especially like all of the tools used to promote transparency in Parliament. The... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Following this experience, I realised how little I had previously understood about the workings of the Knesset and the beauty and meaning of the exceptional works exhibited there. I'll say no more, as I don't want to lessen the surprise!

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

you can sit in the public area and watch the Knesset members in action. more interesting if you speak Hebrew 3 huge Chagall paintings in the foyer

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Thank tanaz m
Jerusalem, Israel
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

My favorite part was watching the knesset in session getting a bird's eye view from the balcony. So much security - just to get in.

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Thank stealthcook
Auckland, New Zealand
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Not quite on the normal tour stops but well worth the visit. A free informative tour of the Knesset offering several languages and access to the chambers. Also see the magnificant tapestry that tells the story of this young country of ancient people..

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

We had a tour of the Knesset today. The tour guide was very informative, the Chagall art work very beautiful. I enjoyed learning about how the government in Israel works, the multi party system, & how the prime minister is chosen. If you want to see the Knesset in action you can go Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday during session for... More 

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Rome, Italy
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Unlike many Parliaments, this building is young, as the rebirthed State of Israel. Its strenght is not in what it shows, but in what it represents.Over 60 years of decisions taken to mantain the right to be a nation. Sharing such a view, it is a place to be visited.

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Thank reiner h
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Knesset tour is worth your time. It is informative and interesting. A tour not to be missed. (Many languages available) checkout the Chagall tapestries and mosaics on the premises.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Our group had men in shorts, and they had to change in to long pants. The guide was concise and complete in her knowledge of Knesset. The chamber was empty, and the visit was so so.

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Thank Lynn G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This is the place for the Israeli parliment.the building is overlooking all city of Jerusalem. thee Menorah symbol is out side the businding in a special buetiful o Park across the street. there are several tours daily and its recommend to wear shoes not sandals.

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