Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Jerusalem

THE 10 BEST Indoor Things to Do in Jerusalem on a Rainy Day

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Jerusalem

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  • Eliedaat
    Jerusalem, Israel64 contributions
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    Required visit for anyone interested in learning about the Jewish People or specifically the Holocaust.
    Even if you visited years ago, the newer curated exhibits are much more accessible than the old museum.
    Written 2 January 2024
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  • Shot star v
    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico3 contributions
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    Judith Sinclair-Cohen — amazing tour guide — highly recommend booking with her!!

    Very good at connecting what your interested in to what’s available at the museum

    054-5754834
    Written 25 January 2024
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  • Sally
    Edgware, UK11 contributions
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    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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  • R B
    United States2 contributions
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    Walking through history but watch your step. Prepare for the spring water to be cold. Bring a waterproof flashlight. Do not wear flip-flop or shoes that will come off while walking as you are walking through water from ankle to thigh depth. There are potholes where you could twists an ankle, this isn’t for those who have difficulty walking. There are narrows and areas that require sidesteping, bending and stooping. We will do it again.
    Written 15 January 2024
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  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    PROS
    * Amazing archaeological excavations of Jewish life here 2000 years ago, in the time of Jesus- new discoveries all the time
    * An essential experience for all tourists to Jerusalem
    * Choice of more than one tour path
    * Exciting adventure of walking and exploring in dark sometimes damp labyrinthine passageways
    * Stand at the hidden holiest part of the holy Western Wall
    * Regular tours in English
    * Extremely reasonably prices at 25NIS per adult

    CONS
    * It is always crowded and darkened- one can get lost
    * Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance
    * One needs fair agility to traverse the place, and no anxiety about crowded enclosed places to walk through
    * Only accessible as part of an organized impromptu tour and it can be hard to hear the speaker/lecturer tour guide because of the number of people in the group, your distance from the speaker, the sound acoustics in the tunnel and maybe other nearby competing tour groups.

    "I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
    ... as an activity for two teenagers. I had done it at least twice 10-15 years ago and i had entered the start of the massive excavations 45+ years ago too.

    After registering on line and then being officially registered on site, we received an identity band and joined our tour guide.

    The place was quite crowded- there were multiple competing tour groups going in different directions in the underground passageways.

    I very much enjoyed our tour to the Great Bridge. i especially enjoyed and marveled and was thrilled at being so close to the hidden Western Wall with its smooth perfectly preserved stones, and also seeing the preserved remnants of the bridge as well as the intact theatre area. My group enjoyed it too.

    WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
    Of course

    WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN?
    Of course- I would then do one of the other tours

    ADVICES
    * Be sure to go- be sure to register and pay online
    * Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time- know where the main entrance is (to the left of the Western Wall plaza as you stand facing it)- directly behind the many water sinks on the men's side
    * Be prepared to enter a crowded darkened underground subterranean tunnels- watch your step- not dangerous but probably not for people with limited mobility
    * Be prepared to learn of the Jewish history and presence here for well over 2000 years, and to see it
    * Be sure to be able to hear your tour guide, and not get distracted by other groups, and to not get separated from the group and then lose your way during your adventure

    FULL DISCLOSURE
    "I visited this place" with the intention and plan to write a thorough complete and "helpful" review and I have attached and submitted many "helpful" photos (which reflect the limited and artificial lighting). If these did "help" you, please indicate that by tikking the "thumbs up" 👍 symbol. Thanks
    Written 14 January 2024
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  • Bakasuri
    Boston, MA35 contributions
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    An amazing cultural experience! Full of life, with great stalls and restaurants. A must-do in Jerusalem. We were there one a Friday afternoon, so perhaps the vibe was extra lively because it was right before Shabbat (not sure!).
    Written 1 October 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,375 contributions
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    The Church of All Nations is a beautiful church commemorating the Agony of Jesus the night before he was arrested. The Church dates back to the Crusader era, and some structures predate that. Although the Basilica is a Catholic Church, an outside altar allows for worship by all denominations. The Basilica of the Agony is situated on the Mount of Olives, adjacent to the Garden of Gethsemane.
    Written 14 November 2023
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  • GrandTour732779
    1 contribution
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    Such a great time. We did this 13 years ago, so it was nice to come back with our kids and see them enjoy the discovery process. The staff are so helpful and knowledgeable, and do a great job interpreting and contextualizing the finds.
    Written 2 April 2024
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  • Aqusite
    California1,579 contributions
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    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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  • rafaelrabello
    Campinas, SP161 contributions
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    Amazing feeling being there.

    We were there on a Sunday: mass started 6am and ended 7am.
    The tomb opened right after the mass at 7am. People following the mass were the first to enter.

    Absolutely no lines at this time. Me and my wife could enter there twice with a 2min. maximum line.

    So the recommendation is to arrive early in the morning. Tomb opening time on Sunday: 7am. Mess start on Sunday: 6am.
    Written 28 June 2023
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  • Shelby A
    1 contribution
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    The owners were such a pleasure to work with. Their store is well organized and filled with so many unique treasures. They made my dreams come true today when I found a widows mite pendant in silver which was what I fell in love with at a different store earlier that day. They gave me an affordable and fair price. Both gentle men were a pleasure to work with. Both are photoed here with my husband. Thanks guys!
    Written 11 September 2023
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  • Irakli B
    Georgia37 contributions
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    When you approach this place, you are overcome by a pleasant feeling of meeting with your native place, although you are there for the first time. There is a merchant selling roses in front of the entrance, a very nice person!!! Great place to visit!!!
    Written 19 July 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,375 contributions
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    The Cardo dates from ancient times. In the Roman era, it was Jerusalem's main street. These days, you can follow the Cardo through the heart of the Old City. It's said that the Roman Emperor Hadrian extended the Cardo in 135AD, when Jerusalem was renamed Aelia Capitolina, following the fall of the city to Rome. By the way, you can access the Holy Sepulcher from the Cardo.
    Written 28 October 2023
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  • SmartTraveler
    Muar, Malaysia659 contributions
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    Our guide brought us to this interesting site in Jerusalem. We walked through a steep car park towards a church. It has a Byzantine dome clustered with marble columns and large arch-shaped windows. It was built near the House of High Priest Caiaphas who judged Jesus.

    The Church of St Peter Gallicantu commemorates the triple denial of Peter to Jesus, his repentance, and their reconciliation. It was built over a ruin in 457 CE. The French Assumptionists rebuild it in 1931CE. Inside are displays of the Cockcrow, the Woman, and the Roman soldier. It was inscribed "Woman, I know him not"!  The Byzantine interior has mosaics inlaid and renaissance paintings, Gallincantu,  in Latin, means the Rooster Crows.

    Underneath the church is a dungeon jailroom and a visible manhole at above. It was used to rope down Jesus  into the dungeon cell, before the cruxification.
    Written 5 March 2023
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  • Albert N
    Fiji3 contributions
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    My family had the privilege of experiencing a cultural and gastronomic journey, hosted by the gracious Manu Cohn family back in April. That evening, we were introduced to a traditional Shabbat dinner, an evening imbued with reverence, history, and the rich tapestry of Jewish customs. Being a first for most of us, each Kosher dish was meticulously prepared and laden with tradition, Emanuel explaining the profound reasons behind each dish and the traditions that enveloped them. But the evening wasn’t just about food; it was an enriching exchange of cultures. Before the dinner, a visit to the local Synagogue for the Shabbat evening prayer allowed my father, son, and myself to witness the spiritual depth of the Jewish faith firsthand. In a time where connections are often fleeting and digital, this genuine, face-to-face connection with the Cohn family was a reminder of the magic that unfolds when we take the time to truly understand and appreciate one another's traditions and beliefs. Our heartfelt thanks to Emanuel and the Cohn family all the way from friendly islands of Fiji. Toda raba.
    Written 16 August 2023
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