Hurva Square

Square in Old City
Image by Maremagnum / Getty Images
Image by Maremagnum / Getty Images

The beating heart of the Old City's Jewish Quarter, Hurva Sq thrums with life: tourists rustle heritage maps of the city, children scamper around the plaza, and monochrome-clad families sweep to the synagogue. With fast-food restaurants, classy jewellery and Judaica boutiques, and lots of outdoor seating, Hurva Sq is a good place to catch your breath between museums.

The reconstructed Hurva Synagogue stands on the western side of the square.