Things To Do in Jerusalem’s Old City

Currently planning your next trip to the Holy Land? Jerusalem is full of rich history, and offers a wide variety of museums, artifacts, and spectacularly designed architectural buildings for travelers to explore and enjoy.

Jerusalem’s Old City

This part of Jerusalem is considered to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s surrounded by ancient walls and home to a variety of historic sites that are considered to be holy, of which many are dated back to BC. Travelers are encouraged to check out any recent event postings that allow them to further explore the fascination culture that exists here.

Things To Do in Jerusalem’s Old City

The list below includes 3 of the more popular things to do when visiting Jerusalem’s Old City.

Tour the Western Wall. The Western Wall is considered to be the holiest Jewish site in the world, which is why more than 1000 people visit this site every single day. The Wall that exists today is a part of the wall that was created during the 1st century BC, and is the only remainder of the sacred Temple that was destroyed. In order for women travelers to visit the Wall, they must dress modestly. In order for men travelers to visit the Wall, they must wear a head cover. The Wall can be viewed around the clock and admission is free.

Tour the Tower of David. The Tower of David holds a lot of historical, as well as archaeological significance, and on an international level. The Tower is situated near the Jaffa Gate, which is considered to be the historical entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City. This means this Tower has been representing the city of Jerusalem for centuries, which in turn means that there are many stories travelers can learn by visiting this popular part of Jerusalem. Travelers are encouraged to take pictures from the top of the Tower, as views of both new and old Jerusalem can be seen.

Tour the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is a must for travelers who want to visit a site where Jesus was crucified and see the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth. The Church was built in order to protect the areas of the cross and the tomb, of which there have been a few built over the years. The Church that exists today was built in the early 1900s. The best time to visit is in the early morning or the late afternoon.

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