Jerusalem Travel Guide
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These scores tell you how well-liked a place is in each Tribe. Gogobot Tribes are groups who share a certain travel style, like Family Travelers or History Buffs.
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- 98%Spiritual Seekers
- 98%Local Culture
- 91%History Buffs
- 71%Art & Design Lovers
- 58%Green Travelers
- 58%Family Travelers
- 58%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (135)
- JerusalemMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Feb 16, 2014
Historically Jerusalem is a five - that's a no brainer. As a city that has not only a history but also a vision of the future, I give it a three - hence the four rating. The politics are complicated as is the religion, which is made even more complicated by the Medieval beliefs of the Orthodox community. Visit Jerusalem? Definitely! Stay here for an extended time period? My admiration for those who do.
- JerusalemMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Nov 04, 2013
A holy city for Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Jerusalem is one of the most awe-inspiring cities the world has ever known. Marvel at the Dead Sea Scrolls or contemplate the Wailing Wall; you won't leave Jerusalem as exactly the same person you were when you arrived.Recommended for:Spiritual Seekers
- JerusalemMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 25, 2013
One of the most vibrant cities I have ever had the pleasure of visiting!
The city is alive with both traditional values and modern culture.
Do explore the different parts of the Old City and the King David Hotel.
- JerusalemMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Feb 28, 2014
This city is timeless. Waking through the old city streets is like stepping through history, with something to see around every corner. The meeting of religions, cultures and people is magical. Getting on the plane to leave was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do.
- JerusalemDec 05, 2012
Jerusalem is truly an amazing city. The diversity of culture within the old city is mesmerizing. As you venture back and forth between the oldest religions in the world is incredible, all with white-stoned walls. The historical significance and iconic architecture make the city vibrant with life and spiritual peacefulness. It was hard to imagine that this city has been the center of my wars dating back thousands of years. I would recommend every take the time to see this ancient city.
- JerusalemAug 02, 2012
With History, Culture, Cypress & Olive smells to curb your love for the city even more... I can't say enough about this Jerusalem!
From the very first time I gazed at the Western Wall, I cried... I know that I wasn't the only one. It is a typical reaction of many. It generates crowds of love, brides to be, and religions that wish for peace tucking it into the crucks of past centuries ago...
Jerusalem is everything for everyone. Wishing, praying, loving, and feeling the energy of the Holiest Land on Earth.
- JerusalemFeb 25, 2014
being an Israeli, I grew with mixed feelings about Jerusalem. In my mind, it was a very tense place, being a connecting line between Jews and Arabs, Secular and Orthodox, and much more. Then I decided to try it on for size.
It's a wonderful city indeed. The old town is beautiful, quite full of surprises (as a sort of religious Israeli, I only knew the wall and the Jewish quarter, now I left the religion, and got to wander around), and very beautiful behind a lens.
quick tip - if you're hungry, and you're in the old town, beware of tourist traps. If they come to you and offer you a "nice place to eat", run. the food would suck, and be expansive. Take your time and look for the real places the locals eat in. you won't find it if you stay on the toured market, or the squares around the churches, just go into smaller streets, or even alleys. If you see a bunch of Arabs sitting, smoking a hookah, nibbling on something, you know you've reached your destination. These places would be cheap, clean and tasty :)
Take your time in the old town, wander around the quarters, the Jewish one is the most renovated, and doesn't have pushy merchants, and is much more focused on its History than your wallet. That said, the stores there, while expansive, will offer more familiar food.
The Arab quarter is much more focused on your money. You can go around, get to the church where Jesus was said to be crucified (odd, because it's not really on top of a hill) and everywhere you go you seem to be inside a market.
Being Israeli, I can't get into the stone dome complex, but if you're not you can try your luck (just go through the market towards the western wall, and keep walking until you reach the enterance.
The Armenian quarter is also quite nice, but I didn't get the chance to explore it much.
At night, go to city center, make sure you find a nice bar, drink a little, chat with the locals. It's always a fun experience. :)
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