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Old City of Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel
+972 3-516-6699
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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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  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“old city” (3,029 reviews)
“western wall” (750 reviews)
“narrow streets” (154 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Jerusalem, Israel
Givat Ram
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+972 3-516-6699
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"old city"
in 3,029 reviews
"western wall"
in 750 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 154 reviews
"jaffa gate"
in 313 reviews
"jewish quarter"
in 290 reviews
"via dolorosa"
in 280 reviews
"different cultures"
in 73 reviews
"wailing wall"
in 234 reviews
"four quarters"
in 129 reviews
"every corner"
in 84 reviews
"holy sepulchre"
in 256 reviews
"holy places"
in 85 reviews
"religious sites"
in 99 reviews
"temple mount"
in 232 reviews
"falafel"
in 75 reviews
"history"
in 1,954 reviews
"muslim"
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Reviewed yesterday

The old city of Jerusalem is full of history. The souk is filled with shops with interesting items and there are many restaurants serving traditional mmidle eadtern n foods. The Armenian quarter is a must if you are interested in pottery. The wailing wall is...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This was a trip of a lifetime. It was incredible to look out over the old city and see all of the places that I have read about.The history of this city is truly mind boggling .

Thank Susan E
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's crowded and noisy, but I love it! I love the history, the culture, the smell of the spices, the historical sites - never a dull moment!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

From the moment you enter via one of the gates of the Old City you are transported back in time. Nothing can prepare you for the sights, sounds and rhythms of the Old City. We were determined to get to the Western Wall.........three hours later...More

1  Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An enchanting place. The streets are very narrow and almost all are just for pedestrians. There are a lot of stores and restaurants, of course synagogues.

Thank dorisjaf
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent 1 day in the Jewish Quarter and walked towards the Western Wall. The Citadel view at the Jaffa gate is well worth the money to see the Old City from above. We go back tomorrow to visit the Christian & Muslim Quarters. It...More

Thank Karonasia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I saw the 4 quarters of the old city with a free walking tour. It gives you a perfect overview of what you can see and discover in this wonderful city. Then you can discover this part which interests you more.

Thank Mathias H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Jerusalem Jerusalem, It is simply a place where everyone should go, There is so much to see and experience. Take a walk along the Ramparts of the old city and just let your eye gates absorb all of the exotic sights. With the church bells...More

1  Thank badgerstatelimo
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There are free walking tours daily at 11 am. The old city is a must while in Jerusalem. Book a tour for the learning or just stroll through the Jewish, Muslim, Armenian and Christian quarters. Also recommend the city of David tour that’s almost entirely...More

Thank Dianna J
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was one of the most memorable places I have ever visited. There was a different surprise around every corner. The sights, sounds and smells were unlike anywhere else. Loved it!

Thank Blot57
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Pamela M
6 March 2018|
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Response from Pierre M | Reviewed this property |
Just enjoy walking through the city. Go to the Saint Sepulchre Have lunch in one of the many small restaurants
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25 December 2017|
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Response from bickmand | Reviewed this property |
I doubt that there will be any difference, but I travel very little in the West Bank when I am in Israel. Jerusalem, I expect, will be fine, and I see that Bethlehem, which is in the West Bank, was quite pleasant for... More
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John_C50207
13 December 2017|
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Response from Teryn G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but you need a different car/bus on each side of the King Hussein (Jordan side)/Allenby (Israeli side) Bridge and I believe you still need to walk across the borders each way. You pay departure taxes in both directions... More
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