Old City of Jerusalem, Jerusalem

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Feel the weight of centuries of history in Old City of Jerusalem, officially designated as a World Heritage Site and appreciated as critically important to believers of the world's three major religions. According to the Hebrew Bible, King David conquered the city from its Jebusite inhabitants in the 11th century BCE. Since then, this urban settlement has served as the heart of the Jewish community and an integral site in Christianity and Islam. Visit all four quarters--the Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Armenian quarters each boast distinct cultures, foods, and architectural gems. Find your way through the narrow sloping alleys of Jerusalem to visit major sites like the Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and the Dome of the Rock. Work out when and for how long to visit Old City of Jerusalem and other Jerusalem attractions using our handy Jerusalem road trip planner.
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  • Like going back in time! Love walking around in here! Lots of sights, bright colors, hawking salespeople and smells! Watch out for pick pockets!  more »
  • It was very interesting to see the people from all over the world to discover the old town. It was colorful  more »
  • With an English Guide an hour or 5 by Jerusalem. The "old city" to the Jewish side is not as old as he rebuilds is end 60 years. The city you should visit with a good guide that takes you up to the rooftops.
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