Things to Do in Jerusalem

Jerusalem is a treasure trove of culture, historical sites, iconic religious landmarks, and restaurants selling mouthwatering cuisine. Culture vultures can enjoy classical music, theater, cinema, and countless art galleries. Jerusalem’s museums include the Israel Museum, with a vast campus that encompasses the Shrine of the Book, holding the Dead Sea Scrolls. There is also the Museum for Islamic Art, the Bible Lands Museum, and the emotionally charged Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. Visitors looking for exciting activities in Jerusalem should check out the Old City ramparts walk, the multi-media Time Elevator, or take a walk through ancient underground water channels (Hezekiah Tunnel).

There are Jerusalem tours that focus on religious sites and top attractions. Mahane Yehuda Market is home to ethnic restaurants where you can sample diverse culinary delights. Try classic Jerusalem dishes like Me’orav, hummus, knafeh, and falafel. Taste an Iraqi sabich sandwich at Adom, enjoy the chef restaurant, Machneyuda, or the biblical menu at Eucalyptus.

There are endless historical sites in Jerusalem, including the entire Old City. The famous religious sites like the Holy Sepulcher Church, the Dome of the Rock, Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Western Wall, are all historical sites. Archaeological enthusiasts will love the City of David, the Davidson Center, and the Western Wall Tunnels. Jerusalem has something for everyone!