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Jerusalem, Israel

From series “The Oldest Inhabited Cities on the Planet”
Year: 2 800 year BC. Population (attendance): 1 mln.

Jerusalem is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the Middle East and one of the oldest cities in the world, whose history dates back to 2800 BC. Many travelers know it as the location of priceless religious shrines. It’s visited by followers of the Christianity, as well as Judaism and Islam.

Jerusalem, Israel In ancient times, Jerusalem was the capital of Israel and Judah. Between two ages, the city has long remained under the power of Babylon, and then came under control of the Persian Empire. Macedonian Empire and Egypt have also left their marks on the history of Jerusalem, so culture of the modern city is an amazing synthesis of very beautiful and amazing national traditions. The population of the modern city, taking into account the nearest suburban areas, is about a million people. Adherents of different religions traditions live there.

Jerusalem is interesting for travelers not only as the world's largest religious center, but also as the location of unique historical sites. Most of its priceless historical monuments are concentrated in the Old Town area, which is surrounded by unassailable walls. Many attractions hiding behind unwinnable walls are objects of global importance, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Wailing Wall and the Temple Mount. These facilities are annually visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world. Next - Plovdiv


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Fuel station: 'Bar Kokhva' in 0.63 km
Supermarket: 'Eli's Shop (Eliyahu Ben Naim) - החנות של אלי' in 0.33 km
Parking: 'Jerusalem Center Parking' in 0.12 km
Apotheek: 'Pharma' in 0.02 km
Police station: 'Mahane Yehuda Police Station' in 0.24 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'basher' in 0.04 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Ben Gurion Airport TLV - in 40 km
 »  Mendez Airport MZD - in 53 km
 »  Sde Dov Airport SDV - in 54 km
 »  Queen Alia Airport AMM - in 73 km
 »  Marka International Airport ADJ - in 76 km
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Best hotels near Jerusalem

Shamai Suites Jerusalem

Located in 0 km from Jerusalem
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Rooms: 15
Each apartment is air conditioned and features a laptop-sized safe and flat-screen TV with cable channels. The kitchenette includes a microwave, … More: photo, rates and booking
Royal Jerusalem

Located in 1 km from Jerusalem
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Rooms: 246
All rooms feature cable TV, air-conditioning, phone and a mini fridge. En-suite bathrooms provide free toiletries and a bath or shower. Full Israeli … More: photo, rates and booking
Beit Maiersdorf

Located in 2 km from Jerusalem
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Rooms: 29
Rooms have a view of the university campus or the city of Jerusalem. They come with carpeted floors and bright whitewashed walls. Each one includes … More: photo, rates and booking
Jerusalem Mansion

Located in 3 km from Jerusalem
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Rooms: 3
The apartments of the Mansion come with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and a balcony. Each features tiled floors, a fridge, and a tea/coffee maker. … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Church of the Resurrection of Christ
1 km - Church of the Resurrection of Christ
In Jerusalem has placed the greatest Orthodox Church of the world meaning – Church of the Resurrection of Christ. Mostly known as Church of the Holy Sepulcher. This cathedral was established in 325 year. The place where it is now is a precise place of the Christ …
Al-Aqsa Mosque
2 km - Al-Aqsa Mosque
In Jerusalem on the Temple Mount, there is another great Muslim shrine - the Al-Aqsa Mosque. This mosque is not distinguished by its impressive scale and luxury of decoration, but for the adherents of the Muslim religion, it is a permanent symbol of faith. The founder …
The Monastery of Mar Saba
14 km - The Monastery of Mar Saba
There is the Orthodox monastery of Mar Saba In Israel, near Jerusalem. The shrine is known to many travelers as the Great Lavra of St. Sabbas the Sanctified. In appearance it resembles a powerful medieval fortress. The monastery was named after its founder and was laid …
Monastery of George Khozevita
24 km - Monastery of George Khozevita
In Israel there is a building, on the road to which one is extremely complicated. It is about Gheorghe Hozevitul Monastery. This Orthodox monastery is considered one of the oldest in the world and is located on the territory of the Celt Valley, in the Jewish desert. …
Oak of Mamre
30 km - Oak of Mamre
There are also quite unusual among the Jewish holy places. A great example is the Oak of Mamre. A nice biblical legend tells about this old tree. According to it, Abraham was talking to God there. For these reasons, a unique tree is also known under the name Oak of …
Mini Israel
49 km - Mini Israel
The Israeli city of Latrun represents a theme park 'Israel in Miniature', which introduces visitors architectural and historical landmarks of the country. Models of the most outstanding and beautiful buildings of Israel are presented in the park. Among them are …

Top destination around Jerusalem - Jerusalem

Western Wall (also known as Wailing Wall) is an internationally famous landmark of Jerusalem and a religious site of global importance. Many call it the "synagogue in the open air". Every year the religious object is visited by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from different parts of the world. Many people come to the wall to pray, while others prefer to celebrate family occasions here. During past few years the territory of the architectural structure was significantly expanded and archaeologists have managed to find the earliest layers of the defensive structure.
The age of the wall is more than two thousand years. There are also many interesting excursion sites near Wailing Wall. Hasmonean Tunnels are one of them. This is an extensive system of underground tunnels that stretch along the wall. The scale of the underground structure is simply striking. Here people will find huge public facilities, an aqueduct, as well as fragments of ancient streets. Excursions to the tunnel are so popular that people have to book them several months in advance.

Holy Sepulcher Temple is a no less important religious shrine. In fact, this is a complex of six different churches, each of which reflects different traditions in Christianity. Each chapel of the church has its own unique religious artifacts. However, visitors will not find rich decoration or jewelry in the temple. This place attracts pilgrims not by decoration or great number of artifacts, but by its unique history.
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