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Knesset (Parliament), Jerusalem

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Government Building Tourist Spot
The legislative seat of Israel, Knesset (Parliament) offers guided tours of its historic buildings. Available in several languages, including English, the tours allow you to explore the hilltop compound, built with donations from Baron de Rothschild and completed in 1966. Acquaint yourself with the history and the daily workings of the parliament, admire the hall designed by Mark Chagall, and see the chamber where the committee holds sessions. Plan your Knesset (Parliament) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Jerusalem using our Jerusalem trip itinerary planner.
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  • Great architectural site and tours are available. Based on personal experience the first time I went, do NOT wear shorts... they will not let you in.  more »
  • parliaments can often be quite boring, but as with everything in israel this is stunning & well worth the visit  more »
  • Not able to access the interior on my visit as it was a working day and security it immense. You would need a valid reason to step inside.  more »
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  • Free informative tour. I have not yet managed to find time to go during a session of Knesset. Got to see the plenum and Ulam Yerushalayim (Lit. 'Hall of Jerusalem,' one of the cabinet meeting rooms). Make sure to bring a passport if you aren't a citizen otherwise they won't let you in.
  • It's bigger on the inside. I kid you not.
  • Corrupted place with politicians that only think about themselves(like all politicians). Root of inequality and racism in Israel Palestine. Nevertheless nice building.
  • Every Indian dream to come to this place
  • Very cool building. I was fortunate enough to get a tour and sit in on some meetings.

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