Jerusalem and Surrounding Areas

Places if interest in Jerusalem and surrounding areas


Israel – Places in Jerusalem – Mahane Yehuda Market

Israel’s largest open air market is located in downtown Jerusalem. This is the Mahane Yehuda market which has become the core of the authentic Jerusalem experience and enjoys great popularity with tourists and locals alike. The market itself has hundreds of vendors offering everything from fruit and vegetables, stalls with […]

Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

Church of John the Baptist in Ein Karem

Jerusalem – Places to visit – Ein Kerem

One of the most charming neighborhoods of Jerusalem is the quaint and picturesque village of Ein Kerem (Hebrew – meaning “Spring of the Vineyard”).  The village itself is situated in a serene valley encircled by vibrant greenery and a view of the lovely surrounding hills. Approximately 1 million  Christian pilgrims […]


Israel – Jerusalem and Surrounding Areas – Sites

Cities and Sites in and around Jerusalem Jerusalem – probably the most visited part of Israel by pilgrims and tourists of all three monotheistic religions. and considered to be a Holy City by Jews, Christians and Moslems. A plethora of religious and archeological sites are to be found in Jerusalem […]

Western Wall and Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem

Church of Our Lady of the Ark of the Covenant

Israel – Israeli Towns and Villages – Abu Gosh

The Israeli Arab Village of Abu Gosh is situated about 10 km west of Jerusalem just off the main road from Tel Aviv. During Israel’s War of independence, out of all the Arab Villages in the area only the residents of Abu Gosh remained neutral and in many cases helped […]


Historical Sites in Israel – Israeli Cities – The Old City Of Jerusalem

The ancient city of Jerusalem has been continuously inhabited for over 3000 years and is holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims. For the Jews it is the place where the Jewish Patriarch Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac on Mt. Moriah.  In approximately 1000 BCE King David proclaimed Jerusalem […]

Wall of the Old City of Jerusalem

Israel Museum - Shrine of the Book

Israel Museums – Visit Jerusalem – The Israel Museum

The Israel Museum in Jerusalem was founded in 1965 and is one of the world’s most prominent art and archeology museums with wide-ranging exhibits of Judaica, biblical archeology, fine arts and artifacts from countries in South America, Africa, Oceania and the Far East. The various collections embody the precious history […]


Israel – Israeli Cities – Jerusalem

Jerusalem, “City of Gold”, is the capital of Israel and is regarded as a holy city by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike. It is located in the Judean Mountains between the northern end of the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Jerusalem became Israel’s capital in 1948 when the country […]

Jerusalem view from Mount of Olives

Yad Vashem

Museums in Israel – Jerusalem – Yad Vashem

In 1953, The Knesset, Parliament of Israel established the Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes” Remembrance Authority – Yad Vashem. The intention of this was to document the history of the Jewish people during the Holocaust. The museum was built at the foot of Mount Herzl on the Mount of Remembrance (Har […]