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 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 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 Gallery in Jerusalem

Museum on the Seam

Located on the 'seam' (border) between East and West Jerusalem, this gallery presents contemporary-art exhibitions that are challenging, controversial and satisfying in equal measure. The building itself served as a…
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 Market in Jerusalem

Mahane Yehuda Market

All walks of local life converge at this bustling market, a fascinating spectacle for the first-time visitor and a bargain food fair for the city's Jewish residents. Crammed with fresh fruit, olives, nuts, vegetable…
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 Religious 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 Museum in Jerusalem

Citadel (Tower of David)

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…
Top Choice Museum in Haifa

Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art

Founded by Felix Tikotin in 1957, this museum – unique in the Middle East – puts on superb exhibits of Japanese art.