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Old City of Jerusalem

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Address: Jerusalem, Israel
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+972 3-516-6699
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Characterized by narrow, winding streets and alleyways, this ancient part...

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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Whenever you visit, it has a spell on you. Old city, new city, museums, history and modern life all af the same time. We just need peace and this would be perfect

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Regina
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You could feel the history with every step, so much seems unchanged in the narrow streets and old buildings. I was looking for some religious highlights and was not disappointed.

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Whenever you visit, it has a spell on you. Old city, new city, museums, history and modern life all af the same time. We just need peace and this would be perfect

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a few days visiting various parts of old city. There are so many nooks and crannies and quarters and gates. It is worth having a good guide to show you around otherwise u miss a lot. Being in a large group would be difficult.

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Jerusalem is an essential trip for a world traveler. Here's a secret: ITS ABSOLUTELY SAFE. Despite the news, Jerusalem is no more dangerous than any city in America or Europe. The old city has 4 quarters for Jews, Christians, Muslims and Armenians. It will take several days to explore it all. Next tip: schedule your Temple Mount visit first and... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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In contrary to news outside Israel, a visit to the Old City of Jerusalem is very safe. Jerusalem satisfies all kinds of interests: history, religion, culture, archeology, culinary... Everyone can find his or her focal point and enjoy it with huge pleasure! Next to the Jaffa Gate there is a Tourist information office and Highlights and the Holy places are... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Must visit - plan to spend at least one full day here visiting all the quarters - Armenian, Jewish, Muslim and Christian. Don't get trapped in these 2-4 hour tours mingled with multi-site visits. On the sabbath though - photos are not allowed though at the holy sites like the Western Wall. The Muslim quarter is open though on the... More 

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We are not very religious but we wanted to see the 'holy places' from childhood teachings. This is a moving and very beaut place to visit.

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Hello, One thing, if you are in the Old City at night, ask if there is a curfew. Its been a while since Ive last visited, but last I was there, I ran into the military on patrol who gave me the 3rd degree about where, what and when I had been. Fortunately I speak Hebrew and had been at... More 

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We had a very interesting tour of he Huerva Synagogue which has a very interesting history. Rabbi Yoel was our guide and he shared the most fascinating history of the synagogue.

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The Old City is simply amazing. I doesn't matter whether you are religious or not, or what particular religion interests you, the history of the Old City is unbelievable. There is so much to see and learn about the different cultures and religions all co-existing within this relatively confined space. We were only there for a day and I really... More 

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