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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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  • 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 »
  • אם אתם מבקרים בירושלים- הקדישו לכם יום לטיול במרכז העיר השוקק והמעניין בין השכונות של נחלאות לברים של מרכז העיר. תקנו משהו בסופרמרקט או פלאפל בנחל שבעה- ותלכו לנוח ולאכול בגן העצמאות. יש במקום בית קפה...  more »
  • Nice old style Garden in the Middle of Jerusalem,in between tha American Consulate and Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Sheraton Jerusalem Corner of Agron and King George Streets. On the Eastern part of the ...  more »