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Mount Herzl National Cemetery, Jerusalem

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#16 of 81 in Historic Sites in Jerusalem
Cemetery Tourist Spot
Pay your respects to prime ministers, presidents, and other notable Jews buried at Mount Herzl National Cemetery, a resting place of many leaders of Zionism and the state of Israel. At 834 m (2,736 ft) above sea level, the mount has served as Israel's national cemetery since 1951. It houses the remains of one of the fathers of modern political Zionism, Theodor Herzl, transferred here from Austria in 1949. Learn about Zionism at the Herzl Center, showing an engaging multimedia presentation about the vision of the Jewish State. You can also visit the Victims of Acts of Terror Memorial, commemorating Jewish lives lost in acts of terrorism since 1851. Put Mount Herzl National Cemetery into our Jerusalem vacation builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Jerusalem.
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  • Mt Herzl is comparable to Arlington National Cemetery in the USA. It is filled with the famous and the fallen. Too many brave soldiers are buried along with many of Israel's great leaders and thinkers...  more »
  • The Mount Herzl National Cemetary is important to Israelis and is the final resting place for important Israeli figures. It is also interesting to see which foreign dignitaries planted trees there and...  more »
  • Pay your respects if you have time. You need a driver or a cab to get here. This would be a fairly quick visit.  more »
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  • A well built cemetery & monument for remembering the fallen.
  • A must
  • Interesting, the small museum at the entrance is really nice, don't miss it
  • Every state has their own VIP cemetery, this is the Israeli one.
  • Nice serene cemetery, museums nearby.

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