Built by the architects Ada Carmi Melamed and her brother Ram Carmi and opened in the year 1992. The building, built from simple materials, is very elegant and connected to the character of Jerusalem and to its Jewish inheritance. The entrance is similar to a classic gate from ancient times, and the pyramid above it is a reminder of the second temple period similar to the Grave of Zecharia in Yad Avshalom.
Surrounding the pyramid are the legal library and five courts of law of similar design which make full use of natural sunlight. The building also includes legal chambers, a courtyard with arches, a library and a panoramic window overlooking the city. Tours of the place are available.
The story about the Western Wall starts from the behind it over a terraced mountain called the mount of Moriah built manually 2000 years ago and which has not been seen since.
Today millions of visitors come to the Western Wall each year, Jews and gentiles. Many bar mitzvah boys celebrate at the Wall with their families, soldiers swear their allegiance to the State of Israel in this area and the famous from around the world pay homage.
The Old City of Jerusalem is considered to be thousands of years old - and to date - one of the holiest cities in the world. Jerusalem is home to the remains of the holiest sites of the three religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Hundreds of thousands of visitors come to Jerusalem especially to visit these holy places where thousands of years ago marched the fathers and most influential people of each religion. The Old City has a colorful market with hundreds of authentic shops where bargaining over a price is an integral part of the culture.
The Tower of David History of Jerusalem Museum is located in a middle-ages tower known as the King David Tower near the Jaffa Gate. The Museum displays the story of Jerusalem and outstanding events in its history starting from 2000 BC up to modern Israel and its importance to the three religions.
The Kotel Tunnels are empty underground spaces throughout the Western Wall starting from under the Muslim Old City Quarters in Jerusalem in buildings from the second temple period, middle ages and new era. The tour takes place in the empty tunnels and provides the visitor with a journey along time and through history and is considered as one of the most popular tourist attractions in Israel.
Ben Yehuda Street runs from King George Street and Jaffa Street in the center of Jerusalem and is one of the main leisure areas, attracting visitors and locals who mainly call the street “the Midrachov”. The Midrachov is a tourist and shopping attraction with small boutiques, shops bazars and cafes and restaurants.
Nachalat Shiva is an old neighborhood in the center of Jerusalem and part of the moving out of the city walls procedure started in the year 1869 – Jewish people living outside of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. Nachalat Shiva has many tourist shops, artisan shops, restaurants and unique cafes.
The Israel Museum is Israel’s main and one of the most important Israeli museums with extensive and beautiful collections of historical artifacts from around the world. The museum is built in the Emek Hamazleva area in the heart of Jerusalem. Adjacent to the museum is the Shrine of the Book holding historical writings for example, the Camaroon Scrolls and the Aleppo Codex - Keter Aram Tzoba.
The renewed market, colorful and lively awaits you for a once in a lifetime visit where you can enjoy the richness of the fruit and vegetable stands, authentic spices, aromas, tastes, ambiance and quality restaurants using old fashioned cooking methods. The market is a place for visiting, warm and inviting and celebrates the authentic atmosphere of the city.
At night, the market is a place for fun – bars, music and nargillas in every corner.
The Old Train Station in Jerusalem is one of the city’s historical symbols and is the main cultural and leisure center of Jerusalem. The Train Station Compound offers visitors to Jerusalem an exceptional and unique experience. Due to its unusual location it is a meeting point between the old and new city.
The compound has gourmet restaurants, shops and unique market stands and hosts large festivals for the municipality and night events. The compound offers Sedgeway and bike tours of Jerusalem on special routes and taking part in yoga lessons or visiting ongoing exhibitions in the vicinity.
The compound is open on Saturdays and includes activities for children and exciting attractions.
The Biblical Zoo is a wonderful and large park which you must visit. In the Biblical Zoo there are no cages but there are animals living in nature.
What does the zoo offer? Elephants, giraffes, insects, reptiles, penguins, monkeys of all colors and sizes, lions and much more.
During vacation there are different activities at the zoo, musical events, feeding the animals with explanations, exhibitions. The zoo is open from 09:00 am to 19:00 pm.
Graveyard to major Israeli historical figures, including Herzl who foresaw the State of Israel and after whom the mountain is named. Presidents and prime ministers are buried in Har Herzl.
Har Herzl also has a military graveyard where soldiers who died during their army service are buried. Adjacent to Har Herzl is the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum.