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“So old-”

Old City of Jerusalem
Ranked #1 of 319 things to do in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Characterized by narrow, winding streets and alleyways, this ancient part of the city is filled with shrines and attractions holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims including the Western Wall, Temple Mount and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Everything from the tiny streets packed with "eager" vendors, people and motor vehicles to ancient architecture is fascinating. Don't say some trinket looks nice or touch it even if you don't want to buy it- the vendor won't let go of you until you buy it or something else.

Thank Mike H
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"via dolorosa"
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Each time I tour the Old City of Jerusalem, I see it w/new eyes & new sites. This time, I spent more time at Yad Vashim, so humbling an experience, of this horrific event against Jewish people. Then, I could spend every day @ the Western Wall, to pray, praise, & intercede. This time, a Thursday, many families there for Bar Mitzeh celebrations. What a joy to behold. Another high point was visiting the Tomb of King David & walking thru the Cardo. On otherr occasions I have gone thru the Muslim Quarter & the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Seplechre, which was interesting but not enough to repeat this visit.

1  Thank jzmazzola
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Jerusalem was wonderful and the Old City was unbelievable. I am so happy I went on this trip. Such a wonderful experience!

Thank redmannancy
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We visited the old city late April by ourselves and it was an overwhelming experience. We spent all day in the old city, which allowed us enough time to see all the sites at our leisure. We walked part of the wall, but from there you mainly see rooftops, so we quickly decided to go back to street level and truly experience the old city. Really take your time to wander through the small alleyways and also go of the beaten track to also experience the quieteness. The old city is definitely a must see, but is also very overwhelming due to all the people, sounds, smells and impressions.

1  Thank Niels B
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Many tourists. Take a waterbottle with you. I would recommend a good guide. Pick what you want to see beforehand as there is simply too much to see, especially if you have limited time.

Thank Simmelman
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