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“A must-see destination”

Old City of Jerusalem
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Jerusalem Full Day Tour from Tel Aviv
Ranked #1 of 304 things to do in Jerusalem
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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 must-see destination”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

From the holy Temple Mount to the Western Wall to the many, many churches and ancient sites, Jerusalem's Old City bursts with meaning and history. You'll need at least two days to enjoy the Old City in its fullest sense. My favorite moment was arriving at the Temple Mount early one morning and enjoying the views of the city and Mount of Olives with almost no one around me. It's a thrilling place that is unlike any other on earth. thing special about the Old City.

Visited January 2013
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“Historic Old City”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

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.

Visited February 2013
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“Taking Me Back in Time”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Like a time warp, it is most historical. It is where all 3 major religions exist with one another. From history, shops, food and important religious artifacts and eventful site; one must see to believe.

Visited January 2013
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“Home of faith, and unique atmosphere”
Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

On visiting Jerusalem it is easy to notice the modern shops and boulevards associated with most middle eastern major cities. THEN you enter the old city and it really is like wandering the same environment millions have wandered before. I orientated myself via Jaffa gate and stayed in a hostel. I'm not a religious person but the old city inspires, and beguiles.

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“Old City Visit”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

We loved walking around the museum, taking in the history, as well as visiting the sacred sites and the inner shopping areas. It was a walk back into history, making new memories as we were able to appreciate the art of the buildings, the spiritual connections with sites we'd only read about, and the adventure of exploring areas that had such deep ties to the past. One caution about shopping: Things may cost more than you expect.

Visited January 2013
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