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Free tour, excellent tour guide

I went on an English language tour. Our tour guide, Nir, was funny, knowledgeable, and could... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
mayasl
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los angeles
English tour

This is a beautiful building and the tour guide provided an interesting explanation of the building... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
ValerieS123NY
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New York
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The edifice housing the Supreme Court is widely acclaimed as the pinnacle of modern Israeli architecture. Like all public buildings in the capital, it is faced with distinctive Jerusalem stone.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Shaarey Mishpat Street, Jerusalem 9195000, Israel
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+972 2-675-9612
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are going to tour this place place then it better be for comedy , otherwise it will be very, very sad. This building houses only liberal, far left judges who do everyhting they can to rule against the interests of the state and...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 19 May 2018

I went on an English language tour. Our tour guide, Nir, was funny, knowledgeable, and could answer any question anybody had. The tour covers the architecture and the workings of the court. I would highly recommend it.

Thank mayasl
Reviewed 24 April 2018

This is a beautiful building and the tour guide provided an interesting explanation of the building and the Israeli court system. We highly recommend a visit.

Thank ValerieS123NY
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Many visitors from students, high school children and regular citizens. Each one is aloud to walk in, sit in the hall and listen.

Thank DANIELLA107
Reviewed 21 August 2017

The court's guides explain the thought behind the architecture and all the symbolism Guided tours are available also in English at 12:00. For me the highlight was to sit in and hear actual cases (especially if it is an interesting one!) - but be forewarned...More

1  Thank JCB40
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Excellent, interesting tour that focuses both on the building itself and what happens inside it. The only downside were the poor acoustics - it was almost impossible to hear the docent whenever another group walked by. Free English tours are given Sun-Thurs at noon. Definetly...More

1  Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is best seen with the help of a guide who can be reserved in advance. I was fascinated by the symbolism,

1  Thank AvrahamJer
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Deep architectural symbolism, more than two thousand years history of justice (from the Ancient Jewish - through the Ottoman and British - to the contemporary Israeli), free access to the hearings - and all that explained freely by the local professional guide in several languages...More

Thank Igor F
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Donation to the state of Israel by the Rotshild Foundation,planed by the Ada and Ram Carmi Architects office,Very special planning houses the Supreme Court of Israel

Thank airport2015
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Make reservations in advance. Have a tour guide explain the system, the architecture and the number of No-jewish judges that work in this remarkable system. After your visit, go to any neighboring countries and compare the justice system. I am sure your perception will change....More

3  Thank Jaime R
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Response from JCB40 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I could tell, there was no dress code. As you can imagine, summer here is hot, so shorts are fine, same with sleeveless shirts. It is not a 'religious' site. (On the other hand, you are expected to be very quiet as... More
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