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The First Station, Jerusalem
(4.5/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Functioning as an important railway station for more than a hundred years, linking Jerusalem with the coast, the historic structure of The First Station serves a new purpose today as a cultural center and entertainment hot spot. Opened in the late 19th century, the station was abandoned in 1998 when that part of the railway closed. Visit the restored and refurbished complex to discover its lively marketplace, restaurants, and bars, or attend one of the live shows, festivals, and exhibitions the station often hosts. Plan to visit The First Station and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Jerusalem attractions using our Jerusalem itinerary maker.
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  • Redo of the original Jerusalem train station yields shops, restaurants and a great event space, and even has lots of parking and a wonderful walking path- Kabbalat shabbat "service" with music in the ...  more »
  • The First Station is an old train station which has had new life breathed into it. There are now new restaurants and shops + a stop for the Segway tours. We found the restaurants and even an ice cream...  more »
  • I have been here many times, the restaurants are good and so are the bars. There is a very good health food shop where you can buy the same herbs and spices that you get in the market without the crus...  more »
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  • One of the best developments in Jerusalem. Lots of variety. Lots of kosher restaurants. And events going on all the time. Plenty for kids to do.
  • A bit pricey for relatively simple food. The fish kebabs were a bit bland. But the atmosphere and vintage decor is great. Kind of crowded.
  • Lots of great restaurants, many of which are kosher. Cool hangout spot with lots of events throughout the week, plus on Fridays there are kiosks selling various boutique products
  • Fun place to bring family and children. Expensive and there's not much to do there without buying things. But it's nice.
  • Old train station during the British mandate - Location restored, very nice and with many food options. Open on Saturdays, with activities in the evenings and weekends for adults and children. Recommended for the weekend.