One of the oldest cities in the world, it also has pride of being the ruling capital of three main religions in history – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

 

The country of Israel is ideal for vacations with a lot of history, beaches, modern art, and nightlife spots all over. No one who’s visiting this Holy land for a vacation can miss out the oldest marvel of Jerusalem. One of the oldest cities in the world, it also has pride of being the ruling capital of three main religions in history – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Hence, the multitude of historic monuments, arts, and tradition prevailing in Israel, is a major reason for thousands of tourists visiting Israel every year.

Here are some places you must visit while in Jerusalem:

 

The Wailing Wall / The Western Wall

The holiest place for the Jews, a wall built so high 2000 years back is the most visited place on Jerusalem. Writing your wishes on a piece of paper and leaving it on the cracks of the wall is a form of requesting your wishes there, as Jews believe. The ideal time for a visit is Friday nights when people around the city gather for a prayer session.

Western Wall
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Yad Vashem

The other way of knowing the history of land than by walking into historic monuments is visiting the Yad Vashem. It was built as a commemoration of millions of Jews who lost their lives in the Holocaust. The way it is constructed helps to learn about the past.

 

Walking Tour in the Old City of Jerusalem

The old city has a lot to admire and explore by walking. Taking a guided local travel in Israel by Esperanso, will cover the most important monuments within the old city limits in a day.

Old City of Jerusalem
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Mount of Olives

Wanting to get a spectacular view of the historic town, Mount Olives is the place for it. The mountain too is filled with the historical value of over 150,000 graves of Jews and Christians and a few churches. This is must visit if you are on a Christian or Jewish tour to Israel as the mount is considered holy by both religions.

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Museum of Israel

A museum possesses the largest array of historic collectibles that no one must miss on their Israel tours. They have all the artifacts, ancient documents, and traditional Israeli artworks to look at.

 

When planning an Israel vacation, set aside at least 2 days if not 3 for exploring the most multi-culture and multi-religion influenced the land of Jerusalem. Moreover, take time to feast on the culinary delights that are born in Israel in some of the oldest restaurants in the city.

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