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The First Station Jerusalem, Jerusalem

(4.4/5 based on 280+ 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 Jerusalem 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 Jerusalem and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Jerusalem attractions using our Jerusalem itinerary maker.
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  • We had dinner and walked around the little shops and tents. A very nice evening. The music Was a little loud at times. Lots of children playing.  more »
  • Lots of eateries, market, cultural events, strolling, children activities. Nearby public transportation, walking distance from King David street, old city and other interesting places.  more »
  • Food, markets, shops, bric a brac , culture and marvellous coffee what more can a renewed 1896 railway station offer. Well no trains but Israeli dancing where the platform used to be and a sampler of ...  more »
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  • Great place to bring kids if you want to try the bike/walking route of the former train tracks. Suffers from a lack of food options. The few restaurants located there have lines out the door in busy periods. Big advantage for many: it's one of the few outing options that are open on the Sabbath in the city proper.
  • Its always fun to walk along the new renovated rail road park in Jerusalem. Suitable as a romantic stroll, or bicycle work out. Lots of good sitting points, natural food grocery, toy stores for the kids, and live music events in the summer and holidays. Open on Sabbath too.
  • Fun place with great restaurants and lots of different activist to do. Great for families especially with small children. Try Adom for a meal you won't be sorry.
  • Nice place with kids play zone, shops and eateries. You can find foos for any taste. We've been in January when cold, so it was slow. There was a farmer market there as well.
  • Nice place. Some restaurants in the venue. Most places are closed on Saturday. There is kids playground and very small theme park.