Jerusalem, one of the most place of magical and Overwhelming Peace in the Middle East. If the description ‘living history’ truly applies anywhere in the world, it applies here . The city of incredible blend of religions and cultures…
Did you know that Jerusalem has been continuously inhabited for over 3 500 years
If you are going to visit Jerusalem for the first time, read on, you will find a list of absolute must-dos, some hidden non-touristic gems and also recommendations for some great restaurants!
– Once you get to Jerusalem you’re likely going to want to spend a good chunk of time exploring the Old City. The walled one-kilometre area in the centre of Jerusalem is divided into four quarters: The Jewish Quarter, The Armenian Quarter, The Christian Quarter and The Muslim Quarter, and is home to some of the most important religious sites in the world. Here you’ll find the Western Wall (also known as the Wailing Wall), which is the last remaining wall of what was the Jewish Temple, and the holiest site in the world for Jews. Above the Western Wall is Dome of the Rock, a very important site for Muslims, and not far from that is the Church of the Sepulcher, a sacred site for Christians. For a good overview of the Old City, walk along the Ramparts Walk along the walls of the Old City.
– Few places on earth are as religiously significant as Temple Mount/Al Haram Ash Sharif. Located on the southeastern edge of the Old City, this elevated cypress-planted plaza is revered by Jews as the location of the First and Second Temples, and is also home to two of Islam’s most sacred buildings: Al Aqsa Mosque and the shrine known as the Dome of the Rock. Security officers ensure that entry to the mosque is for Muslims only, but all visitors can wander around the plaza and admire the perfect proportions, tile-encrusted exterior walls and glittering gold roof of the shrine.