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Independence Park, Jerusalem

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Independence Park is a municipal park bounded by Agron Street, King George Street, Hillel Street, and Menashe Ben Yisrael Street in central Jerusalem, Israel. It is located next to the Mamilla cemetery, and is Jerusalem's second largest park.The park is home to the Lion's cave. Jewish, Muslim, and Christian legends all maintain that the remains of their faithful are buried there, and that a lion, created by god, was placed there to guard the dead. Jewish tradition states that the bones of Jews killed by the Seleucid Greeks are buried there. Muslims state that Allah transferred remains from the nearby Mamilla cemetery to the cave to save them from a fire. Christians believe that the cave houses the remains of monks who were massacred by the Persians in 614. There are also Muslim graves at the bottom of the park which date to the 13th century.The park is also one of the gay cruising areas in Jerusalem, and has become a focal point for many LGBT activities, including the annual gay pride parade.
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  • Stayed at the Waldorf - walked through the park a few times to get to Ben Yehuda St and also just walk around. Nice to see families enjoying the space - lots of picnics going on.  more »
  • Went with loads of young kids and worked our way around the whole park. Started at the small fountain thingy and then went further up to the stone streams and little pools. Kids obviously were jumping...  more »
  • Stopped by with our jack russel, which enjoyed this park A LOT. lots of grass and beautiful places to sit in the sun. Some running water gives this park an extra touch. We liked this place a lot and h...  more »