Regarded as the oldest and holiest city, Jerusalem holds surprising elements. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and a focal point of three main religions - Jews, Christians and Muslims. But Jerusalem is more than religion. Its incredibly rich history, marvellous historic attractions with modern advancements, lavish accomodations, spectacular nature, extraordinary tours, lovely local markets and delightful entertainment options especially nightlife leaves a traveller with a pleasant experience amidst the holy land. Listed below are few of the essential things to do in Jerusalem.
Old City: One of the greatest historical locations in the world, Old City is a home to some amazing sites such as the Western Walls, Jaffa Gate, etc. Old City is also filled with endless alleys and bazaars that are fun and very easy to get lost in. Also by savouring mouth-watering culinary delights, including the dessert Knafeh, or the ever-legendary hummus, one can easily spend days here.
Yad Vashem: Giving an amazing glimpse into the soul of Israel, Yad Vashem is the official memorial site to the millions of Jews lost in the Holocaust. The Yad Vashem Museum has lakhs of visitors every year to remember the past. The museum offers an experience that will humble you and ensures its memory remains with you for a lifetime.
The Biblical Zoo: A great place for children, the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo offers a complete family experience. A walk through this delightful zoo which spreads over 62 acres is all what you need to get refreshed during a holiday. The zoo includes many animals from the Hebrew bible together with a unique program of breeding endangered species.
Machane Yehuda: Bring your camera and taste buds while exploring this market. Machane Yehuda is the life blood of Jerusalem bustling with locals and tourist. The market is also known for its fresh produce and is highly recommended for amazing breads, cookies, health juice drinks, sweets, etc. The distinctive feature is when the market turns into a complete party place by night with Israeli and international music.
Entertainment & Nightlife: The most underrated and often ignored, but an experience of Jerusalem’s nightlife will leave you awestruck. Watch a play at one of Jerusalem’s theaters, clink your glasses together at an Irish pub, relax at a music bar or put on your dance shoes and let it out at a night club. The unique nightlife of the city includes food-joints located on Jerusalems streets which play great music where one can stop, dance a little with a drink and move on to the next one. The unconventional nightlife of Jerusalem extends to night tours of various sites of the city which look breathtaking after dusk.