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  • Nave M
    4 contributions
    Jerusalem is a city of contrasts, with ancient history and modern culture colliding on every corner. It is a holy city to three major religions, and its streets are steeped in religious significance. But it is also a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, with a thriving arts scene and a diverse population.

    No visit to Jerusalem would be complete without visiting the Old City, which is home to some of the most important religious sites in the world. The Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Dome of the Rock are all must-sees. But there are also many other interesting things to see and do in the Old City, such as wandering through the maze of alleyways, shopping for souvenirs, or sampling the local cuisine.

    Outside of the Old City, there are many other things to see and do in Jerusalem. The Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial is a sobering reminder of the horrors of the Holocaust. The Israel Museum is home to a vast collection of art and artifacts from around the world. And the Mount of Olives offers stunning views of the city.

    Jerusalem is a city that can be difficult to understand, but it is also a city that is impossible to forget. It is a city of peace and conflict, of hope and despair, of love and hate. But it is also a city of beauty and wonder, of history and culture. If you are looking for a truly unique travel experience, then Jerusalem is the city for you
    Written 11 September 2023
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  • gisUk
    London, UK295 contributions
    A must visit. There is a sense of history and even tragedy given some of the events of the recent past. You get access to Temple Mount in the same area.
    Written 22 September 2023
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  • RockyBrody
    Bruchim Qela' Alon36 contributions
    Best tour!! About an hour and ten minutes. Book online before you go. Liam was the most Amazing tour guide!!! He was so personable, informative, funny, engaging, all ages loved him. He answered all our questions and we not only saw such cool and important stuff, and we not only learned a ton, we also felt totally uplifted by all that he taught us. We all learned so much. He speaks both Hebrew and English perfectly. We highly recommend booking a tour at the tunnels and if you’re lucky, you’ll get Liam as your guide!! He was incredible!!!!
    Written 28 September 2023
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  • Sally
    Edgware, UK11 contributions
    A visit to Jerusalem is like no other in that it is a truly religious city for many different people. The city itself is undergoing enormous regeneration and the buildings are very well designed. The bus service is like no other and can take you all over the country at very cheap prices. The light rail runs through the centre of town and the new Main line station, Navon has to be experienced. The trains are new, modern and very clean and access is down five escalators. The journey to Tel Aviv is partly underground which is a pity as it is not possible to see all the land which is wonderful.
    Written 27 August 2023
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  • SRBARRAL
    State of Sao Paulo1,199 contributions


    As a devout believer in Jesus, my visit to Montes das Oliveiras was an incredibly profound and spiritual experience. However, even for those who may not share the same religious beliefs, this destination offers breathtaking views that are sure to leave you in awe. Prepare to be captivated by the natural beauty and the historical significance that Montes das Oliveiras has to offer.

    Upon arriving at Montes das Oliveiras, I was immediately struck by the serene atmosphere that permeates the area. The peacefulness and tranquility create the perfect ambiance for prayer, meditation, and reflection. For believers, this is a place where you can connect with your faith on a deep level and feel the power and presence of Jesus. The atmosphere is imbued with a sense of reverence and spirituality, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking a sacred experience.

    Apart from its religious significance, Montes das Oliveiras boasts breathtaking views that are nothing short of spectacular. As I stood atop the hill, I was greeted with a panoramic vista that stretched as far as the eye could see. The rolling landscape, covered in lush green olive trees, seemed to extend endlessly, painting a picturesque scene. The gentle breeze, the warm sunlight, and the symphony of chirping birds added to the enchanting ambiance of the place. I could easily spend hours simply admiring the beauty that surrounded me.

    One particular highlight of my visit was witnessing the Apocalypse Gates. These ancient gates hold immense historical and biblical importance. Standing before them, I couldn't help but marvel at the stories and events that unfolded within their vicinity. It was a humbling experience, reminding me of the rich history and the profound impact this region has had on countless individuals throughout the ages. Whether you are a history enthusiast or simply appreciate the grandeur of ancient architecture, the Apocalypse Gates are sure to leave a lasting impression.

    In addition to its spiritual and scenic allure, Montes das Oliveiras offers easy access to other significant landmarks in the region. Visitors can explore nearby attractions such as the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane, which hold deep religious significance and provide further insight into the history of the area.

    Overall, Montes das Oliveiras is a destination that transcends religious boundaries. Whether you visit to deepen your faith or simply to soak in the stunning views, this place will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression. The combination of its spiritual aura, breathtaking vistas, and historical importance makes it a must-visit location for anyone traveling to Israel. Prepare to be moved, inspired, and mesmerized by the wonders of Montes das Oliveiras.
    Written 8 July 2023
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  • realtangobabe
    NEW ZEALAND73 contributions
    My husband decided to walk the wet tunnel and I decided to walk the dry tunnel as I was worried about hurting my back due to the height of the tunnels. My husband loved the experience but said there was about an 8 minute stretch where he really had to bend over. So if you are short or tall which no back issues we highly recommend. The dry tunnel was only 2-3 minutes long.
    Written 18 September 2023
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  • Siana A
    London, UK31 contributions
    I was delightful and a very nice atmosphere very organized . Israel is very responsive to here as there were so many but was able to get a good view of the site
    Written 28 July 2023
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  • revett2016
    Santa Rosa, CA529 contributions
    A nice oasis for were Jesus might have been buried. Peaceful small garden is worth the visit and it’s free! A pleasant stroll provides a view of skull hill, site of crucifixion and the burial tomb.
    Written 1 September 2023
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  • realtangobabe
    NEW ZEALAND73 contributions
    We went there twice first in the evening for the light and sound show. This was amazing so worthwhile. It was a really good introduction to the history of the city as well as being stunningly beautiful. We went back the next day in the daytime to explore the tower itself which I would also recommend doing.
    Written 18 September 2023
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  • Skywalker102014
    San Francisco, CA178 contributions
    on the tour of the religious history of Rhodes. I’m glad we saw this little slice of history hidden away on an island in Greece.
    Written 1 September 2023
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  • David G
    Gedera, Israel1,413 contributions
    One of the most famous churches based around Jerusalem, found on postcards , and yet it took me more than 30 years of living in Israel to visit this amazing place !!.
    Don't just look at the amazing paintings on the walls , look up at the ceilings , there's art there as well !!.
    Best NOT to use flash when taking pictures ( there IS a way to take acceptable quality images in this amazing place even with smartphones ( auto ISO worked for me ) .Sometimes there are services being held , so respect the sanctity of this place ( hats OFF when inside the church ).
    Best to visit during the Spring and Autumn/Fall months , .RECOMMENDED
    Written 17 July 2023
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  • Aqusite
    California1,579 contributions
    It left me completely breathless to see it in person. Photographs will never do it justice. While it's a Muslim site, and I am Jewish, nonetheless it was architecturally one of the most compelling sites for me to visit in Jerusalem -- and I went absolutely everywhere. Besides which, the entire grounds are sacred. So I went very early in the morning and encountered no line. I didn't realize how large the grounds were and poked through every nook and cranny, found actually very friendly groundskeepers and guards throughout, and absolutely had my breath taken away by this jewel box.

    There are few places in the world that are so stunning, aesthetically. Of course I didn't and couldn't go inside, but the exterior is amazing, as are the entire grounds, which slide into beautiful olive trees towards the back. In fact, if you keep walking through these, you wind up near the Via Dolorosa and also by Lion's Gate, which are very pleasant places to explore with many sites for Christians, Jews, and people who just like historical sites in general like me.

    If you are a living and breathing human with eyeballs, don't miss Al-Aqsa Mosque and Temple Mount in Jerusalem. There are a handful of places that are this beautiful in the world. I can count them on two hands only.
    Written 1 July 2023
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  • Aqusite
    California1,579 contributions
    The Church itself isn't what I am reviewing. It was crowded and filled with people trying to climb over each other to reach something in the basement. Instead, I am reviewing the grounds that lead to Bethesda behind it, which are beautifully landscaped and extremely peaceful. I sat here for some time after a lot of walking and it was serene and shaded with ancient excavations. Very enjoyable.
    Written 1 July 2023
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  • Tali A
    4 contributions
    it was really worth while. interesting, interactive and enjoyed by everyone (ages 4 and up ). highly reccomend
    Written 1 October 2023
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  • Mumsgurl
    Calgary, Canada19 contributions
    One of the best experiences I’ve had. Highly recommend it. Thoroughly enjoyed my time in Israel and Jordan.
    Written 6 May 2023
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