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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
Shaarey Mishpat Street, Jerusalem 9195000, Israel
+972 2-675-9612
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful architecture, interesting discussions in side, a real democratic non-political environment experience

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Elvira1209
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Israel (like the US and European countries) is undergoing stresses on its democratic institutions. This is one Israel can and should cherish and promote! Great effort is made to create an elevated, non-political environment in the courts with a judicial selection system that is far...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We took a free tour in English - every day at 12 - and it was fascinating to see how the architecture reflects the concepts of justice and law. Our volunteer guide also provided insights into the relationship between the people and the law, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank P380CWdavidr
Reviewed 20 August 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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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.

Date of experience: January 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank 57LisaL57
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,

Date of experience: April 2016
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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