Mount Herzl

Tour Mount Herzl in Jerusalem

Mount Herzl, also Har ha-Zikaron, is named after Binyamin Ze'ev (Theodor) Herzl, visionary of the Jewish State. It is a site of major national importance for Israel and the Jewish people, and Israel's national cemetery and other memorial and educational facilities, found on the west side of Jerusalem beside the Jerusalem Forest.

General Information

Region: Jerusalem
Elevation: 2,736′
Hours: Summer: June 1st – August 31st 8:00 am – 6:45 pm
Winter: September 1st – May 31st 8:00 am - 4:45 pm
Fridays and Eve of the Holiday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday Daylight saving time: 8:45 am - 6:45 pm
The Mt. Herzl site will be closed to visitors on Yom Kippur and Israel Independence Day.
Range: Judaean Mountains
Burials: Theodor Herzl, Shimon Peres, Golda Meir, and more.

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Do you know: It is named after Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern political Zionism