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The Supreme Court of Israel

Shaarey Mishpat Street, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-675-9612
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The court's guides explain the thought behind the architecture and all the symbolism Guided tours... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
JCB40
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Israel
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Excellent, interesting tour that focuses both on the building itself and what happens inside it... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Lisa L
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Shaarey Mishpat Street, Jerusalem, Israel
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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

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

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,

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
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We attended an English tour, and our tour guide (a Belgian optician) was engaging and interesting. She provided background about the beautiful architecture and various symbolic meanings, and led us to view a hearing in session. She was able to give us some information about...More

Thank Familytravel12
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We really appreciated the architecture, which reflects the phiosophy. This place is certainly a must for a first visit to the Eternal City. Besiedes, it is possible to enter a room where actual hearing is taking place. It is in Hebrew but the guide can...More

Thank Helene G
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

A very special building designed by the brothers Karmi . Open for visits of the public free of charge. You can enter the hearings freely (in Hebrew). Very recommended.

2  Thank Gidons51
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

We took an English language tour. The guides are law clerks with intimate knowledge of the Israeli justice system. But the tour wasn't just about law. It was also an explanation of the architecture. Fascinating. We ended up in the museum where we saw a...More

1  Thank marc s
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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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