First Time in Jerusalem

The must list for the first-time visitor

Scour the globe it’s hard to match Jerusalem for history, culture, and significance! So rich in sites and activities, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Here are a few suggestions…

Jerusalem is the nexus of three of the world’s great faiths. As such, you might want to consider religious, spiritual, or historical locations that will be meaningful to you.

Almost any itinerary will include Old City. Famous as the home of the Western Wall, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, you could spend days exploring its four quarters – Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Armenian – and only see but a small part of its many treasures. Make sure to download the free Audio Tours of Jerusalem app, which offers dozens of walking routes, GPS maps, and geo-location alerts as you approach each site.

Just outside the Old City, walk the ancient pathways in the City of David. Later, take in the spectacular vistas of Jerusalem atop the Mount of Olives.

Jerusalem certainly boasts an impressive variety of museums, but two of its most visited are Yad Vashem and the Israel Museum.

For a unique shopping experience, go to the Machane Yehuda market. And while you’re in the neighborhood, think about a day trip to the world-famous sites of Dead Sea and Masada.

Interesting experiences are abound in Jerusalem, but for a first-time visit to the city – theses recommendations guarantee an amazing experience and a memory to last a lifetime.