Neighborhoods in Jerusalem

Jerusalem neighborhoods reflect the city’s history, diverse cultures, and religions. Most tourists start by exploring Jerusalem’s most famous neighborhood, the Old City. This is where you’ll find top Jerusalem attractions like Temple Mount, the Western Wall, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. To get an in-depth look at the Old City, join a Jerusalem Old City Tour. Beyond the Old City walls are other fascinating neighborhoods, each with its own unique character.

The Yemin Moshe neighborhood was established in the 1890s and was one of the first neighborhoods built outside the Old City walls. It is home to the Montefiore windmill which has become a symbol of the city.  The quaint village of Ein Kerem is a Jerusalem neighborhood known as the town of John the Baptist and is home to several magnificent churches.

Not all of Jerusalem is made up of ancient sites. Jerusalem’s new city holds modern structures, trendy restaurants, and brand-name stores like those in the Downtown Triangle along the Ben Yehuda pedestrian street. In Givat Ram, you’ll find Yad VaShem Holocaust Museum, the Israeli parliament building (Knesset), and the Israel Museum. On a Jerusalem Old and New Tour, you’ll take a drive past many of these well-known structures.

Nachlaot is a tight-knit group of quaint lanes flanked by stone houses with hipster cafes and the vibrant Machane Yehuda Market. The German Colony was established in the late 19th century by the German Temple Society. The buildings feature a range of architectural styles from Ottoman, and Bauhaus to Templar and modern. Emek Refaim is the German Colony’s main street with fashionable boutiques and trendy restaurants.

Step back in time when you visit Me’a She’arim, a fascinating ultra-orthodox Jewish neighborhood. The Jerusalem New City Private Jewish Tour is a great way to visit the city’s best neighborhoods. Go on an adventure and explore the unique neighborhoods of Jerusalem. Enjoy the bustling markets, the quiet stone-paved lanes, and the hip sidewalk cafes where you’ll discover Jerusalem, old and new.