Jerusalem Review

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This Jerusalem Review is a good start to know what to expect in Jerusalem. We will try to cover all the most important information for a first time visitor. All need to know about where to stay, transport, food and local customs. You can get the best value for your money.

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You can find small hostels in the outskirts of the Christian Quarter inside the Jaffa Gate. This is a good place for young people on a small budget. It is close to all the sites in the Old City. Most of the hostels have a beautiful view. So many visitors want to see the view that non-residents have to pay a fee to do so.

If you get high enough you can see all of the Old Jerusalem. There is a clear view of: The Holy Sepulchre Church and The Dome of the Rock.

In summer some hostels allow to take a mattress onto the roof to sleep. There is no luxury. But many younger visitors recommend the hostel for one night just to see the view at night and at sunrise.

Up and Down Comfort

Not all visitors want such plain accommodation. There are some more comfortable places to stay. A comfortable hotel may not have the best outlook. Please go to wwww.goisraelcom to review the most updated list of accommodation in Israel.

We recommend you take a hotel near or in the old city. Not too far away at the Ottoman walls of the Old City there is a path called Ramparts Walk. This path is along the top of the walls and gives a lovely view. The walls have two parts. The main entrance is the Jaffa Gate. Visitors can also go up from the Damascus Gate. A sightseer can go down at any place.

From the north wall visitors can see: The Holy Sepulchre Church and The Dome of the Rock.

The south wall gives a view of: The Armenian Quarter and Mount of Olives.

Jerusalem review: Getting from A to B

The bus system in Jerusalem is good and simple. It is very cheap to travel by bus. A visitor can get to any place in the city by bus. The bus service starts at 5.30 a.m. They stop running at 12 midnight. A lot of the drivers speak English. From Friday sundown to Saturday sundown most busses do not run. This is the time of Shabbat.

It gets easier for visitors to travel in Jerusalem. There is a sightseeing bus. This is a double-decker bus called Jerusline. Visitors who cannot walk or who do not want to walk can use the Jerusline Number 99. This roofless bus passes through 27 tourist and historical places. Passengers can get off the bus at each site. They can listen to explanations in 8 languages with earphones. There are 5 tours a day 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Eating Jerusalem Style

If you are hungry or thirsty there is always a place to eat. Most of the food is fresh and well cooked. The food is colorful and tasty. Many streets have stalls serving food and freshly squeezed fruit juices. A lot of visitors find the food experience in Jerusalem different from home. The flavors and smells are a part of every day life in Jerusalem.

Much of the food is locally grown. Many visitors find the vegetarian food is cheap and delicious. Stalls and sit down places use fresh ingredients of the area.

The most famous snack is falafel made of chickpeas served with pita. It is served with a list of side dishes making it a feast. There are also grilled meats and fish available at certain restaurants. Most food is cooked and served according to Jewish and Islamic rules. The tasty vegetarian food is a way to keep all religions happy.

Love Your Neighbor

Make use of the Visitors Center to get useful information on important customs. This is a good way to show respect to the three religions of Jerusalem.

Visitors Center
Safra Square 3
Sunday - Thursday 09.00 a.m. - 04.30 p.m.
Friday 09.00 a.m. – 01.00 p.m.
Tel 02-6258844

Jewish, Christian and Islamic holy sites want visitors to be appropriate dressed. There are special rules when visiting a synagogue, church or mosque. Remember the Western Wall is regarded as a sacred temple.

Most important, all visitors are welcome!

We hoped you found this Jerusalem review informative. For further information We recommand reading the Tourist Information miniguide.

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