Free Things to Do in Jerusalem

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  • Molly1107
    United Kingdom402 contributions
    We really enjoyed wandering around for 2 days. Lots of great photo opportunities. People friendly although we were warned about being harrassed to buy, we didn't find that to be the case.
    Written 26 January 2023
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  • michael palmer
    Northallerton, UK16 contributions
    The devotees to the western wall are focussed and committed - so be respectful - there are many tours and the joy of celebration for many is palpable - to experience the love of God collectively will be a profound moment.
    Written 21 January 2023
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  • Emily M
    United States1,328 contributions
    Parts of church was very crowded and had a long line to visit the tomb first thing in the morning (probably around 9ish). Other parts weren't as crowded. Beautiful church, definitely worth visiting.
    Written 31 December 2022
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  • flyingwish
    Westminster, MD164 contributions
    Our tour guide took us here by bus from Jaffa gate describing as the place for the second coming of Jesus. From here it is all a downhill walk.
    Written 4 January 2023
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  • RohanChristian
    Ahmedabad, India183 contributions
    well maintained. the trees are very old and well maintained, were lucky to reach early so not much rush.
    Written 28 January 2023
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  • RohanChristian
    Ahmedabad, India183 contributions
    very busy with tourists groups. our guide Beth was excellent she was patient and explained each and every part in detail.
    Written 28 January 2023
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  • Brun066
    Florence, Italy11,503 contributions
    We were directed to this market by our guidebook, which marks it as one of the sights not to be missed in Jerusalem.
    Knowing that the market gradually turns into a huge food court in the evening, we deliberately arrived here at the end of the afternoon to observe the metamorphosis.
    We perceived the market as colorful and lively, but after all no more so than many others in the Near East.
    What really amazed us is the liveliness of the scene at dinner time: a very pleasant place of attraction has been created, due to the enormous influx of people and the variety and richness of the refreshment places.
    Of course, we haven't neglected to dine here, in a small but cozy restaurant of Israeli cuisine.
    We understood that the origin of this beautiful market as a structured place dates back to the time of the British mandate, between the two world wars.
    The presence of the Jerusalem light rail (tramway) greatly facilitated our arrival in the neighborhood, and then our departure to the hotel.
    Written 13 January 2023
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  • C B
    11 contributions
    This area was packed with people and sites. Don't miss seeing Herod's road in the middle of the "mall" section. BBQ offered decent lunch options and we all migrated there on our own. It was delicious.
    Written 12 January 2023
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  • Matt T
    Hertfordshire, UK47 contributions
    Incredible spiritual experience which is not to be missed whether you are a Christian or not. Long queues but absolutely worth it and everyone in the queue chats anyway as you are all there for the same reason. A bucket list experience for sure.
    Written 6 January 2023
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  • RohanChristian
    Ahmedabad, India183 contributions
    the place where the last supper room is there. important and sacred place.too crowded have to visit early to avoid the rush
    Written 28 January 2023
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  • Emily M
    United States1,328 contributions
    The church is beautiful but crowded, especially getting in and out of the church. Recommend stopping by.
    Written 30 December 2022
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  • Brun066
    Florence, Italy11,503 contributions
    Together with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which is the culmination of this itinerary, the path believed to have been walked by Jesus in the hours of his sacrifice, is the element for which the city of Jerusalem is most sacred for Christians . The theological value of this path is very high, alluding to a qualifying element of Christianity, which is the belief that Jesus, divine being, became man and knowingly faced death to redeem humanity.
    This path is repeated in countless places in the Christian world, both within churches and in the open air (among the latter I recall the paths in north-western Italy, and in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil).
    In my opinion, even those who are not believers, but have lived in a Christian cultural way, will be impressed by the experience of this journey in Jerusalem.
    The journey takes place almost entirely in the Muslim quarter of Jerusalem, and we had a Jewish theologian as our guide for the path, extremely knowledgeable and with a captivating speech. What better proof of the syncretism of this city?
    The path generally starts from the courtyard of the Arab college of Al-Omariyeh (stage 1), then passes to the Franciscan convent of the Flagellation (stage 2), to the entrance of the Armenian Patriarchate (stage 3), to the church of Our Lady of the Pain (stage 4), at the door (generally closed) of a building where Simon of Cyrene helped Christ carry the cross (stage 5).
    Other doors that are generally closed are the one at stage 6 (where Veronica is said to have wiped Jesus' face) and the one at stage 7 (where Jesus fell for the second time). After stage 7, the route leaves the supposed walls of Jerusalem at the time of Jesus (not the current ones). This, incidentally, explains why Golgotha could be not a hill, but a minimal prominence, today enclosed in the basilica of the Holy Sepulchre.
    The place marked as stage 8 follows, where Jesus met the weeping women, and the Coptic monastery of Deir as Sultan, at which a column marks stage 9 (Jesus falls the third time).
    The next five stages are located in the premises of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher, in a crescendo of solemnity.
    I believe that this brief description has already rendered the hieratic atmosphere of the journey. Actually walking it, however, is another thing.
    Written 20 December 2022
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  • DannyNM
    Albuquerque, NM113 contributions
    Everyone seems to know this place - great food, fun stores, and lots of "people watching". It's a long hill, so be prepared to walk uphill at some point.
    Written 16 January 2023
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  • ilma d
    Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
    one of the most peaceful church we ever visit it, it was a great experience and would like to visit it again
    Written 22 January 2023
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  • Saheda P
    28 contributions
    Words cannot describe the blessed land of Palestine the dome of rock is simply mesmerising lots of tourist friendly environment beautiful architecture and highly spiritual the Palestinians are great people really really nice people
    Written 11 December 2022
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