Old City of Jerusalem
Old City of Jerusalem
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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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  • Terence D
    Mississauga, Canada13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walk into the past
    Just to wander around the narrow alleys, hearing the vendors shout out about their wares, to smell the intoxicating smell of spices, fresh kaak, falafels and herbs is just amazing. Take your time visiting the many churches especially Holy Sepulchre and walk in the footsteps of Jesus along the Via Delarosa. If permitted, visit Haram Al Sharrif and Al Aqsa Mosques which are incredibly beautiful
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 July 2023
  • Pauline
    Melbourne, Australia24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cultural blowout that has to be experienced to be believed!
    This was an amazing place. We went twice, the first time was with a tour group and the second time on our own because the Tour was so bad we just had to return so that we could enjoy it. 4 totally different communities living together with so much history and atmosphere deserves to be given time. If you can source the real shopping areas (not so much the souvenirs) but where the locals live and shop you get a truer insight into the lifestyles and the food of the area. The last walk of Christ, the churches, the mosques, the synagogues and the Armenian quarter are full of history, art, atmosphere, religion, culture and harmony. If you enjoy people watching this will be an absolute utopia for you.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 July 2023
  • AlexandraBurger
    Cape Town, South Africa10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walkative Tour of Jerusalem by David Ha’Ivri is a perfect start to visiting Jerusalem
    The Walkative Tour lead by David Ha’Ivri on our first day in Jerusalem was phenomenal. We started with the Christian Jerusalem Tour and we’re hooked- we then stayed on for the Evening Jerusalem Tour and it was fantastic! Would highly recommend Walkative Tours when you arrive in Jerusalem- it’s such a rich and complex place. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 September 2023
  • Nave M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    amazing trip
    Jerusalem is a city of contrasts, with ancient history and modern culture colliding on every corner. It is a holy city to three major religions, and its streets are steeped in religious significance. But it is also a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, with a thriving arts scene and a diverse population. No visit to Jerusalem would be complete without visiting the Old City, which is home to some of the most important religious sites in the world. The Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Dome of the Rock are all must-sees. But there are also many other interesting things to see and do in the Old City, such as wandering through the maze of alleyways, shopping for souvenirs, or sampling the local cuisine. Outside of the Old City, there are many other things to see and do in Jerusalem. The Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial is a sobering reminder of the horrors of the Holocaust. The Israel Museum is home to a vast collection of art and artifacts from around the world. And the Mount of Olives offers stunning views of the city. Jerusalem is a city that can be difficult to understand, but it is also a city that is impossible to forget. It is a city of peace and conflict, of hope and despair, of love and hate. But it is also a city of beauty and wonder, of history and culture. If you are looking for a truly unique travel experience, then Jerusalem is the city for you
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 September 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,355 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ancient Walled Heart of the Holy Land
    Jerusalem's Old City is the ancient Walled Heart of the Holy Land. The Old City has four sectors -- Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Armenian. We stayed in the Armenian Quarter; it was an experience of history. Some of the Gates have been walled up. The Jaffa Gate is easy to access by the Mammilla Mall. The Dung Gate is near the Western Wall, it was used to remove trash. The Zion Gate and Lions Gate are historic, the Damascus Gate led the way to Damascus. The's also the New Gate and Herod's Gate. To get a view of the Old City, you can walk around the Wall. The Old City is always interesting, and the markets are fun.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 November 2023
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SRBARRAL
State of Sao Paulo1,322 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
What to say of this place? you have to come and to visit and fell the air.
Its so good to walk on the alleys.
First time here and i want to be back to Jerusalem.
“the hole land”.
Written 30 April 2024
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Marony Travels
New York City, NY19 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Business
Israel is an amazing country with so much to see and learn especially for the christians and Muslims alike.
From the way of the cross to the old Jerusalem
Written 26 April 2024
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Sara R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Kalman was great. He took us through many areas of the old city and provided a fascinating account of the sites we visited and shared interesting anecdotes which brought history alive. He was very knowledgeable and had a slew of information at his fingertips. All of us from the adults, teens and kids, really enjoyed the tour. We would highly recommend using Kalman!
Written 21 January 2024
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Daniel L
Apex, NC752 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
The dark narrow streets full of vendors and winding alleyways with cool stuff are still there, but they have definitely now been tourist trap-ified a good bit. Undoubtedly still awesome, but a ton of the vendors are just dedicated now to selling little tourist trinkets, the quality and genuineness of which could be put into question.

Coolest part by far is getting to see the different blends of cultures kind of culminate around this area in their respective sections.
Written 4 December 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Jerusalem's Old City is the ancient Walled Heart of the Holy Land. The Old City has four sectors -- Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Armenian. We stayed in the Armenian Quarter; it was an experience of history. Some of the Gates have been walled up. The Jaffa Gate is easy to access by the Mammilla Mall. The Dung Gate is near the Western Wall, it was used to remove trash. The Zion Gate and Lions Gate are historic, the Damascus Gate led the way to Damascus. The's also the New Gate and Herod's Gate. To get a view of the Old City, you can walk around the Wall. The Old City is always interesting, and the markets are fun.
Written 2 November 2023
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VivianiAlbuquerque
39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
This historically city is amazing, a real time-travel back 2000 years! Everything is prepared to have the tourism and I highly recommend hiring a expert local guide.
Written 15 September 2023
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Nave M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Jerusalem is a city of contrasts, with ancient history and modern culture colliding on every corner. It is a holy city to three major religions, and its streets are steeped in religious significance. But it is also a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, with a thriving arts scene and a diverse population.

No visit to Jerusalem would be complete without visiting the Old City, which is home to some of the most important religious sites in the world. The Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Dome of the Rock are all must-sees. But there are also many other interesting things to see and do in the Old City, such as wandering through the maze of alleyways, shopping for souvenirs, or sampling the local cuisine.

Outside of the Old City, there are many other things to see and do in Jerusalem. The Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial is a sobering reminder of the horrors of the Holocaust. The Israel Museum is home to a vast collection of art and artifacts from around the world. And the Mount of Olives offers stunning views of the city.

Jerusalem is a city that can be difficult to understand, but it is also a city that is impossible to forget. It is a city of peace and conflict, of hope and despair, of love and hate. But it is also a city of beauty and wonder, of history and culture. If you are looking for a truly unique travel experience, then Jerusalem is the city for you
Written 11 September 2023
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AlexandraBurger
Cape Town, South Africa10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The Walkative Tour lead by David Ha’Ivri on our first day in Jerusalem was phenomenal. We started with the Christian Jerusalem Tour and we’re hooked- we then stayed on for the Evening Jerusalem Tour and it was fantastic!

Would highly recommend Walkative Tours when you arrive in Jerusalem- it’s such a rich and complex place. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Written 3 September 2023
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Julie
Trenton, Canada27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
What an incredible place! An overwhelming experience from the sounds to the sights to the smells. We moved quickly through here but I wish I could have spent all day. I am not a religious person but I felt very spiritual moving through all the spaces.
Written 25 July 2023
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Irakli B
Georgia37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
For every Christian, the old city and places of worship are holy!!!! You need to feel this atmosphere, it is completely different there !!!! But I ask you not to forget that you have to bargain on the market and negotiate with taxi drivers in advance !!!!
Written 19 July 2023
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