Thousands of years ago, Jerusalem was known as the “center of the world.” It is sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians. Many ancient civilizations passed through Jerusalem, including the Canaanites, Israelites, Babylonians, Romans, and Ottomans. Each left its mark in the form of historical landmarks. Jerusalem is also where many Biblical events unfolded, and it is the modern-day capital of the State of Israel. Here, you can find endless historical sites from thousands of years ago and right up to the 21st century.
If you’re interested in Jerusalem’s ancient, and Biblical sites then join a Jerusalem Old City Tour. The Old City is packed with historical sites like the Wailing Wall, the 4th-century Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and the Dome of the Rock. Walking along the stone-paved lanes of the Old City you’ll pass historical landmarks such as the Byzantine Cardo and the Via Dolorosa. Other fascinating historical sites in the Old City are the Hurva Synagogue and the Tower of David.
Just beyond the Old City walls is Mount Zion where King David’s Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper are located. Across the Kidron Valley is the Mount of Olives. Explore the historical sites on the Mount of Olives with the Jerusalem In the Footsteps of Jesus Tour. The mount is home to beautiful churches marking Biblical events, the Augusts Victoria Hospital complex, and ancient tombs including the Tomb of Mary.
If you’re interested in more recent history, then opt for the Jerusalem Old and New Tour. You can see historical sites in Jerusalem’s new city such as the Israeli parliament building (Knesset), the Great Synagogue, and Ammunition Hill where an important battle played out during the Six-Day War of 1967. Everywhere you look in Jerusalem, you’ll find historic landmarks. Some are thousands of years old, while others are part of the history of the modern State of Israel.