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Main Tourist Attractions Of Jerusalem
The Wailing Wall (Western Wall): Located in the Old City of Jerusalem along the western side of the Temple Mount. A remnant of the ancient walls that surrounded the court of the Jewish Temple, one of the most sacred sites in Judaism apart from the Temple Mount itself.
Mount of Olives: frequently mentioned in the New Testament as where Jesus stood when he wept over Jerusalem and the route from Jerusalem to Bethany.
Garden of Gethsemane: a garden found at the base of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem most well known as the place where, according to Biblical scripts, Jesus and his disciples were told to have prayed the night before Jesus' crucifixion. Across the road from the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of all Nations is the location declared by Eastern Christians as Mary's Tomb and is known by some as the Church of Theotokos.
The Old City Gates: Otherwise known as St Stephen's Gate or Lion's Gate (the current walls, built by Suleiman the Magnificent, have a total of eleven gates, but only seven are actively open) is regarded as the place of Jesus’ the last entrance from the Garden of Gethsemane and his walk toward his crucifixion.
The Tower of David museum: depicts more than 3000 years of history of Jerusalem, using advanced technology and a displays that relate the history in a chronological manner.
Via Dolorosa: The Via Dolorosa (Latin for Way of Grief or Way of Suffering) is a street within the Old City of Jerusalem, considered to be the route that Jesus walked, with the cross, on the way to his crucifixion. The current route is evident since the 18th century, replacing several earlier versions. It is today marked by nine Stations of the Cross.
Temple Mount: Consided by Judaism as the place where God chose the Divine Presence to rest and where the world expanded into its present form and where God gathered the matter used to create Adam, first man. Sunni Muslims consider Temple Mount to be the third holiest site in Islam as the location of Muhammad's journey to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven.
Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial: As the Jewish people’s memorial to the Holocaust, the attempt of the Third Reich to extinct all Jews, and success in murdering 6 million mainly European Jews, it was put up to collect, safeguards and educate regarding the memory of the past for the future. Established in 1953, as the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust,
Mehane Yehuda Market: For a real taste and sense of the everyday in Jerusalem, Mehane Yehuda Market along Jaffa/Agrippas Streets Is where the colorful produce have local character. As one would expect from any market, it is at times crowded and noisy but in recent year a boutique restaurant scene has developed and authentic restaurants can be found in gem corners of the market.
The YMCA: Designed by Arthur Loomis Harmon, a partner in the firm that designed and built the Empire State Building in New York. The cornerstone for the Jerusalem YMCA was laid in 1928 by Lord Plumer, the British High Commissioner for Palestine, on a field purchased from the Greek Orthodox Church Patriarchate.
Tisch Family Zoological Gardens (Biblical Zoo)
Old Testament-themed zoo with a display of near-extinct and endangered animals native to the region using Biblical quotes incorporated into exhibits.
Israel Museum: The national art and archaeology museum displays both local and international art collections, Judaica, and antiquities.
Supreme Court of Israel: Eclectic, postmodern complex constructed of local limestone; incorporates numerous Jewish historical elements representing as far back as the Second Temple period.
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