About the city of Jerusalem
Experience the Golden City of Jerusalem
New City of Jerusalem
The New City of Jerusalem has many important sites and not just the Old City. The Yad Vashem Memorial to the Holocaust provides a multifaceted tribute to the millions of Jews who died during the war. The emphasis of the Museum is to commemorate and document the events of the holocaust as well as provide education and continued research on this horrific event.
The Israel Museum achieved world class fame with its remarkable collections that include prehistoric archaeology, and contemporary art. One can argue the most famous exhibit are the Dead Sea Scrolls that date from 3rd Century BC to the 1st Century AD and discovered as early as 1947. Other places to visit are the new Supreme Court Building and Mt. Herzl to visit the grave of Israeli Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin.
Traveling to Jerusalem with Family
If you are traveling with your family and children there is much to see. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo which is situated in southwest Jerusalem. The zoo includes many animal species specially those mentioned in the bible and many other rare species. The landscape of the Zoo is very unusual as it is surrounded by Jerusalem Hills.
Another favorite for children is The Bloomfield Science Museum that Specializes in interactive exhibitions of science and technology.
Mini Israel Park is also a favorite of families, it is located at Latrun and displays hundreds of models that are exact copies of the sites of Israel during biblical times.
Shop in Jerusalem
Unique and great shopping can be found in Jerusalem, great deals can be found both in the Old City of Jerusalem or at shops near to the hotel zones where you will find Judaica, arts, crafts and souvenirs. You can also visit the popular Mahneh Yehuda Market a outdoor food and goods market.
Nightlife in Jerusalem
There is plenty of nightlife in Jerusalem, contrary to most whom think Tel Aviv is the only place in Jerusalem for night activities. One of the best places to go for a light meal or dinner is the Nachalat Shiva area with sidewalk restaurants, small boutiques and shops. Just walk through the streets and admire the beautiful old stone homes. One of the many restaurants or cafes will surely be to your taste Ben Yehuda Street is very lively area night and there are many bars and restaurants to enjoy the evening and night.
Culture in Jerusalem
The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra offers a great time of performance for classical music and those whom appreciate the music. The Israeli festival of music and performing arts is a annual event in Jerusalem featuring both Israeli and International artists, including a Jazz festival.
Over the years, the City of Jerusalem and Jerusalem tours have evolved and undergone many changes which have made it one of the most interesting cities in the world as well as an important point for tourism in Israel.