Until 1860, when the Jewish neighborhood Mishkenot Sha'ananim was established, this area constituted the entire city of Jerusalem. The Old City is home to several sites of key religious importance: the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque for Muslims, the Temple Mount and Western Wall for Jews and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for Christians, It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site List in 1981.
A walking tour around the old city of Jerusalem.
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The Old City of Jerusalem is one of the most intense places on Earth! At the heart of the Jewish, Islamic, and Christian religions, this walled one kilometer area in the center of Jerusalem is beyond words and cannot be missed. The Old City is home to the Western Wall (aka Wailing Wall and in Hebrew Kotel).
Most of the Western Wall of the Temple Mount, which was about 485 m. long, is hidden by the buildings adjoining it. Until June 1967 the accessible portion of the wall was no longer than 28 m. In front of it ran a stone-paved alley 3.5 m wide bordered on its west by a slum area.
Temple Mount is one of the one most incredible sights in Jerusalem but restricted opening hours and tight security can make it difficult to visit. With some careful planning we were able to access the site of Temple Mount and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Israel.
I followed these instructions when I visited Temple Mount. Very helpful and enabled me to have a hassle free trip.
A perfect introductory half tour of the Old City of Jerusalem which includes many of the major sites of one of the world's most unique and historically important cities. The tour is led by experienced and fully licensed tour guides guides and is a brilliant way to get an overview and introduction to the Old City, and includes collection from your hotel in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Herzliya or Netanya.
The Temple Mount ( Hebrew: הַר הַבַּיִת, Har HaBáyit, "Mount of the House [of God, i.e. the Temple]"), known to Muslims as the Haram esh-Sharif ( Arabic: الحرم الشريف, al-Ḥaram al-Šarīf, "the Noble Sanctuary", or الحرم القدسي الشريف, al-Ḥaram al-Qudsī al-Šarīf, "the Noble Sanctuary of Jerusalem"), a hill located in the Old City of Jerusalem, is one of the most important religious sites in the world.
JERUSALEM - World leaders appealed for calm in Jerusalem as Muslims in the city called for a day of mass protests on Friday, in response to Israel's decision to install metal detectors at a contested Jerusalem shrine. Several thousand Palestinian Muslims prayed Wednesday evening in the streets near Lion's Gate, one of the entrances to the shrine that was fitted with metal detectors.
Clashes over the Jerusalem holy site can tip a political battle between Israelis and Palestinians into a religious battle between Jews and Muslims. On Friday, protests and clashes between Israelis and Palestinians continued throughout Israel and the West Bank. From northern Israel to northern Jerusalem to Hebron, there were reports of protesters and police throwing rocks and stun grenades, respectively.
Interesting conflict with the potential for extreme violence.
Tour the Old City of Jerusalem with Dr. David Reagan on the television show Christ in Prophecy!
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Once snuck onto this in the middle of the night. Probably safer to try during the day.
Jerusalem's Citadel, known as the "Tower of David", is a historical and archaeological asset of international significance. The Citadel is a medieval fortress with architectural additions from later periods. It is located near the Jaffa Gate, the historical entrance to the city and the point where the East meets the West.
Lina Restaurant: Best hummus in the Old City -- despite the lesser fame - See 205 traveler reviews, 55 candid photos, and great deals for Jerusalem, Israel, at TripAdvisor.
YOU MUST EAT HERE!
The gates of the Old City of Jerusalem: Let's walk around the magnificent Old City of Jerusalem and let's view and tour all of its 8 gates of its city walls.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, known as the Church of the Resurrection ( Anastasis) to Eastern Orthodox Christians, is a church in the Old City of Jerusalem that is the holiest Christian site in the world. It stands on a site that is believed to encompass both Golgotha, or Calvary, where Jesus was crucified, and the tomb (sepulchre) where he was buried.
The Old City of Jerusalem is surely one of the greatest sites in Israel; amazingly intense, hugely religious, and with history poring out of every corner...a must-see in Israel if ever there was one! The Old City interests many people for many different reasons.