Old City of Jerusalem
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- 98%History Buffs
- 68%Spiritual Seekers
- 64%Family Travelers
- 62%Local Culture
- 59%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (66)
- Old City of JerusalemMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jan 15, 2014
All the political and religious complexities of the region concentrated in one place. Seemingly simple questions, such as "who and what came first" become complicated. Archeological projects become political; religious beliefs and practices both overlap and oppose. A fascinating place.
- Old City of JerusalemMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 1Dec 31, 2013
One of the most utterly enthralling and mesmerising places you'll ever visit in your lifetime and in large part still looks much like it probably did 2,000 years ago. Whether the purpose of your visit is based on faith - the city is of equal importance to Jews, Christians and Muslims - or just curiosity you'll be left with the indellible imprint of a place which can't fail to move even the most hardened cynic. Juxtapose that with more contemporary tensions and you'll witness that the Old City isn't just history fossilised, it's the living, breathing, beguiling and fiendishly complex embodiment of it unfolding now. For a really special experience, do try and spend at least one night within the city walls at one of the Christian guest houses - they're not exclusive to pilgrims - and waking up to the sights and sounds of the Old City, which truly is unique.
- Old City of JerusalemMember ofHistory BuffsNov 18, 2013
Although I live in Israel I don't get to Jerusalem often but when I do I love it. I've explored the Old City by myself and with guided tours ( http://www.beinharimtours.com/ ). I found that on a tour I got to see places I wouldn't have found by myself and visa versa. Only difference was that I felt safer in a group and didn't get lost!
- Old City of JerusalemMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Aug 20, 2013
This place is timeless and feels magical. There is history under every step (literally! the new streets are built over old Roman roads) and something to see everywhere you turn. The shops are great, and it's easy to get lost in there for days.
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- Old City of JerusalemMember ofBudget TravelersHistory BuffsArt & Design LoversOct 16, 2012
I was there recently and I would go back in a heart beat. It is an small country with a lot to do and see. If you love history there is never enough time to see it all.
- Old City of JerusalemMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersAug 02, 2012
How great is this?!? Old buildings, narrow streets, lots of history, modern cafes and fast food eateries all in the same neighborhood. The Old City exceeded our expectations. We wish we could have stayed longer, but our cruise ship was waiting!
- Old City of JerusalemMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBackpackersJul 27, 2012
I'm not especially religious. In fact, I tend to agree with Bill Maher on this subject. But there's something undeniably powerful about Israel, and the Old City of Jerusalem is the center of it all. You just can't really appreciate what the country, and its conflicts, are all about until you've strolled the streets of Jerusalem, seen the Western Wall and other surrounding ruins, and meandered through the bustling markets. From the spot Jesus was supposedly burried to the rock where Abraham nearly sacrificed Isaac (now in the Dome of the Rock mosque), it's impossible not to feel the weight of religious history here, whether or not you believe it. An absolute must-visit.
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