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Jerusalem
Travel Guide

Mount of Olives featuring a city, landscape views and a sunset

One of the world’s most important pilgrimage sites has special meaning for Muslims, Jews and Christians, with numerous well-known religious locations.  

Travel to Jerusalem to view religious sites that have existed for millennia and experience modern uniquely Middle Eastern customs and events. The city has charming neighborhoods, shopping, arts and entertainment in addition to famous historic and religious locations.

The first stops in Jerusalem are usually in the Old City, with its numerous structures of religious significance. Head to Temple Mount, one of the world’s holiest places for Muslims, to find the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Dome of the Rock is a holy shrine for both Islamic and Judaic faiths. Nearby, see the Western Wall, which draws millions of pilgrims of Jewish and other faiths for profound prayer. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre has important meaning for Christians as the site of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.

After viewing the holy sites, wander through the bazaars and see beautiful tapestries, jewelry and other gift items. Just beyond the Old City, Jerusalem’s modern development becomes evident, with shopping centers and cultural sites. Mamilla Mall offers upscale shopping in a modern open-air complex incorporating historic buildings in its architecture. The City Center’s famous shopping spots include the Machane Yehuda Market and Yafo Street.

Jerusalem’s southern neighborhoods are particularly popular with families. Visit the Biblical Zoo, Gazelle Valley Park, Teddy Stadium for athletic events and Jerusalem Pais Arena for sports and music concerts. On the western side, hike in the Jerusalem Hills. Stop at the Museum District to tour the Israel Museum, Bible Lands Museum and Science Museum.

Dine on varied fare at Jerusalem’s restaurants, including kosher, seafood, Middle Eastern, Italian, Latin American and many other cuisines. Nightlife choices might surprise you. Mingle with locals and international visitors enjoying live music, bars, dance clubs and even escape room adventures.

Fly to Ben Gurion Airport, about a 45-minute drive northwest of Jerusalem. While you can get around on your own easily in the Old City, consider guided tours to get a full appreciation of the region’s historic and cultural significance.

Where to stay in Jerusalem

Hashimi Hotel
Hashimi Hotel
Souq Khan El Zeit Street 73 Old City, Jerusalem
The price is AU$111 per night from 14 Jun. to 14 Jun.
Located in Old City, this hotel is steps away from Arab Souk Market, Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Mosque of Omar. Damascus Gate and Dome of the Rock are ...
4.1/5Very Good! (289 reviews)
"Architecture and decor of the building, very cozy breakfast area, great kitchen staff"

Reviewed on 27 Feb. 2020

Hashimi Hotel
The David Citadel Hotel
The David Citadel Hotel
5 out of 5
7 King David St, Jerusalem
The price is AU$519 per night from 14 Jun. to 14 Jun.
This family-friendly Jerusalem hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Mamilla Mall and Tower of David Museum of the History ...
4.3/5Excellent! (307 reviews)
"Love the hotel, the location, the food and the service."

Reviewed on 24 May 2021

The David Citadel Hotel
The Inbal Jerusalem
The Inbal Jerusalem
5 out of 5
Liberty Bell Park, 3, Jabotinsky St., Jerusalem
The price is AU$395 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
This family-friendly Jerusalem hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Montefiore Windmill, Jerusalem Great Synagogue and Jaffa ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (391 reviews)
wonderful weekend
"We had family celebration and joined by kids and grandkids. We all had great time. The service and hotel were super . The breakfast was fabulous. In short , splendid ."

Reviewed on 14 Sep. 2020

The Inbal Jerusalem
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Haneviim Court - Isrentals
The Haneviim Court - Isrentals
3 Monbaz Street, Jerusalem
The price is AU$116 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
Located in Jerusalem City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Ethiopian Church and Ben Yehuda Street. Damascus Gate and Mamilla Mall ...
4/5Very Good! (22 reviews)
"Wonderful property in an incredible location. Be sure to stop on the 2nd floor to enjoy a view of the old City"

Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2020

The Haneviim Court - Isrentals
Rafael Residence
Rafael Residence
Derech Bethlehem 70, Bak'a, Entrance off Zrubavel St. No. 5, Jerusalem
The price is AU$136 per night from 22 Jun. to 22 Jun.
Situated in the entertainment district, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Haas Promenade, King David's Tomb and Jaffa Gate. Mount Zion and Mamilla ...
4.4/5Excellent! (96 reviews)
"Clean, well located. Helpful staff. Very small rooms. Little room for even a couple of pieces of luggage so need to be very organized to avoid tripping over luggage and each other. Heaters/air conditioners noisy."

Reviewed on 9 Jan. 2020

Rafael Residence
Mamilla's Penthouse
Mamilla's Penthouse
Ne'ot Deshe, 5, Jerusalem, Israel
The price is AU$610 per night from 30 Jun. to 30 Jun.
Located in Jerusalem City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Jaffa Gate and Ben Yehuda Street. Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Jerusalem ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Amazing experience in the heart of Jerusalem
"Our stay was great. Niv the host was amazing and helped us with the instructions and parking place, also took care of water wine and some snacks for us. The place is exactly like in the photos in great condition and clean. We are more than recommend everyone to go there :)"

Reviewed on 3 Jul. 2020

Mamilla's Penthouse
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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