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Top Choice Archaeological Site in Jerusalem

City of David

Excavations at this site started in the 1850s and are ongoing, proof of how rich an archaeological find it was. The oldest part of Jerusalem, it was a settlement during the Canaanite period and was captured by David…
Top Choice Church in Jerusalem

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Christendom's most important church huddles amidst souqs on the edge of the Christian and Muslim Quarters. For the past 16 centuries Christian pilgrims have arrived at this spot from every corner of the globe, and w…
Top Choice Religious Site in Jerusalem

Dome of the Rock

The jewel in the Temple Mount crown is the gold-plated Dome of the Rock, the enduring symbol of the city and undoubtedly one of the most photographed buildings on earth. As its name suggests, the dome covers a slab …
Top Choice Museum in Jerusalem

Israel Museum

One of Israel's most impressive cultural assets, this splendid museum gives an excellent grounding in the region's 5000 years of history in its huge archaeological wing and has another equally impressive wing concen…
Top Choice Memorial in Jerusalem

Yad Vashem

If there is a more moving and powerful museum experience in the world, we've yet to encounter it. This memorial to the six million Jews who died at the hands of the Nazis is sobering, of course, but it's also beauti…
Top Choice Jewish Site in Jerusalem

Western Wall

The builders of the Western Wall could never have fathomed that one day their massive creation would be an important religious shrine. Indeed, when it was built some 2000 years ago this most holy of all Jewish sites…
Top Choice National Park in Sde Boker

En Avdat National Park

En Avdat is a freak of nature in this otherwise bone-dry desert – a freshwater spring that miraculously flows via a waterfall into a narrow and winding ravine with steep sides of soft white chalk. Reached via an eas…
Top Choice Gardens in Haifa

Baha’i Gardens

The best way to see these world famous gardens is to take a free, 45-minute Upper Terrace Tour from the top of the gardens. Except on Wednesday, an English-language tour starts at noon, with additional tours in Hebr…
Top Choice Park in Hula Valley

Agamon HaHula

This is one of the best places in Israel to see flocks of cranes, pelicans and storks. By road, the site is 7.5km north of the Hula Nature Reserve, and 1.2km off Rte 90.
Top Choice Museum in Jerusalem

Citadel

Commanding a prominent elevated location overlooking the Old City, the Citadel started life as the palace of Herod the Great. Also used as a palace by the Romans and Crusaders, the structure was extensively remodell…