Attractions

Top Choice Monastery in Bethlehem

Mar Saba Monastery

A must-see on any journey through the Holy Land is Mar Saba Monastery, a bleak and beautiful 20km drive east of Bethlehem (beyond Beit Sahour).Women must view the phenomenal cliff-clinging copper-domed hermitage, fo…
Top Choice Museum in Ramallah

Yasser Arafat Museum

Next to the ornate tomb of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is a new museum that bears his name. Divided into two parts, the first half traces Arafat's life alongside that of his Fatah movement and other Pa…
Top Choice Ruins in Jericho

Hisham’s Palace

A short drive north of Tel Al Sultan, this is a spot not to be missed. The sprawling winter hunting retreat of Caliph Hisham Ibn Abd al Malik must have been magnificent on its creation in the 8th century, with its b…
Top Choice Theatre in Jenin

Freedom Theatre

Set in Jenin's refugee camp, the Freedom Theatre has persevered in the face of unimaginable odds, including the assassination of its founder, Juliano Mar Khamis, by masked gunmen in 2011. Palestinian filmmakers, act…
Church in Bethlehem

Church of the Nativity

For the millions of pilgrims who descend on the Holy Land every year, the Church of the Nativity is the main reason for visiting Bethlehem. The church, believed to be built on the spot where Jesus was born, was orig…
Historic Site in Nablus

Samaritan Ruins

The ancient site of the Samaritan Temple is a 10-minute walk uphill from the village, via a locked gate: ring the intercom and a guard will let you through.Once you pay at the desk, you are free to wander around the…
Mosque in Hebron

Ibrahimi Mosque/Tomb of the Patriarchs

The focal point of Hebron for most visitors is the Tomb of the Patriarchs (Cave of Machpelah), known to Muslims as Ibrahimi Mosque (Ibrahim is the Muslim name for Abraham). The site is sacred to both Muslims and Jew…
Ruins in Nablus

Sebastia

Sebastia is a collection of ruins above a village of the same name that is believed to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the West Bank.A prominent settlement during Hellenistic and Roman eras, Ch…
Religious Site in Jericho

Qasr Al Yahud

At an isolated spot on the Jordan River, on the border between Jordan and the West Bank, stands the reputed spot of Jesus’s baptism by John, which began his ministry. John is said to have chosen the site because it …
Ruins in Nablus

Tell Balata Archaelogical Park

Tell Balata is the remains of what is believed to be the first settlement in Nablus, the Canaanite town of Shechem, dating from the first and second centuries BCE. Shechem was orientated around a spring in the valle…