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Abbey of the Dormition
Abbey of the Dormition

Jerusalem Dormition Abbey Abbey of the Dormition is an abbey and the name of a Benedictine community in Jerusalem on Mt. Zion just outside the walls of the Old City near the Zion Gate.

Al-Aqsa Mosque
Al-Aqsa Mosque

Al-Aqsa Mosque (Arabic: ٱلْـمَـسْـجِـد الْاَقْـصَى ‎, translit. Al-Masjid al-Aqṣā, IPA: [ʔælˈmæsdʒɪd ælˈʔɑqsˤɑ] ( listen), "the Farthest Mosque"), located in the Old City of Jerusalem, is the third holiest site in Islam.

Avshalom Cave
Avshalom Cave

The Soreq Cave also known as Avshalom’s Caves or the Stalactite Caves is a nature reserve and part of the National Parks Authority. It is an example of “Natural Beauty”. Located between Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh, the caves are a great place to spend a morning or an afternoon with your family.

Burnt House
Burnt House

Map of Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter showing the Burnt House. The Burnt House Museum (aka Katros House) is a museum presenting an excavated house from the Second Temple period situated six metres below current street level in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Calvary
Calvary

Here at CCBC Jerusalem Study Tour site we examine, chronologically, all four accounts of the Life of Messiah in the Land where He spent His life and ministry. In the midst of our studies, we take the bible in our hands and tour the Land of Israel.

Cenacle
Cenacle

The Cenacle (from Latin cēnāculum "dining room", later spelt coenaculum and semantically drifting towards "upper room"), also known as the "Upper Room", is a room in the David's Tomb Compound in Jerusalem, traditionally held to be the site of the Last Supper.

Chapel of the Ascension, Jerusalem
Chapel of the Ascension, Jerusalem

The Chapel of the Ascension (Hebrew: קפלת העלייה ‎ Kapelat ha-Aliyya, Greek: Εκκλησάκι της Αναλήψεως, Ekklisáki tis Analípseos) is a shrine located on the Mount of Olives, in the At-Tur district of Jerusalem.

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Church of Ecce Homo
Church of Ecce Homo

Church of Ecce Homo or Basilica of Ecce Homo, is a Roman Catholic church on Via Dolorosa in the Old City of Jerusalem, along the path that according to tradition Jesus walked, carrying his cross, on the way to his crucifixion. The church is now part of the Convent of the Sisters of Zion.

Church of Mary Magdalene
Church of Mary Magdalene

The church is dedicated to Mary Magdalene, a follower of Jesus. According to the sixteenth chapter of the Gospel of Mark, Mary Magdalene was the first to see Christ after his resurrection .

Church of Saint Anne, Jerusalem
Church of Saint Anne, Jerusalem

Located just inside the Lion's (St. Stephen's) Gate to Jerusalem's Old City, the church belongs to the French government and is run by the White Fathers, a Catholic order. Shrouded in antiquity, the building that now houses St. Anne's was once the location of a Roman temple to Asclepius, the Roman god of healing.

Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu
Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu

Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu is a Roman Catholic church located on the eastern slope of Mount Zion, just outside the Old City of Jerusalem.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The first Church of the Holy Sepulchre was approached by a flight of steps from the Cardo, the main street of Jerusalem. Then pilgrims went through a narthex; a basilica; and an open area, the “holy garden,” which had in it the rock of Golgotha, finally reaching the Holy Sepulchre itself.

Church of the Nativity
Church of the Nativity

The cheapest way to get from Jerusalem to Church of the Nativity costs only ₪ 9, and the quickest way takes just 1 hour. Find the travel option that best suits you. The cheapest way to get from Jerusalem to Church of the Nativity costs only ₪ 9, and the quickest way takes just 1 hour.

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Church of the Pater Noster
Church of the Pater Noster

The Church of the Pater Noster is a Roman Catholic church located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. It is part of a Carmelite monastery, also known as the Sanctuary of the Eleona (French: Domaine de l'Eleona). The Church of the Pater Noster stands right next to the ruins of the 4th-century Byzantine Church of Eleona.

City of David
City of David

Rare Clay Amulet, with a Personal Blessing from 1,000 Years Ago, Discovered in the City of David A clay amulet with a blessing in Arabic dating back to the Abbasid period was discovered in the Givati Parking Lot in the City of David in the Jerusalem Walls National Park.

Damascus Gate
Damascus Gate

Damascus Gate is the only Jerusalem gate to have preserved the same name since at least the 10th century (i.e. Bab al-Amud). The Crusaders called it St. Stephen's Gate (in Latin, Porta Sancti Stephani), highlighting its proximity to the site of martyrdom of Saint Stephen, marked since the time of Empress Eudocia by a church and monastery.

David's Tomb
David's Tomb

King David's Tomb (Hebrew: קבר דוד המלך ‎) is a site considered by some to be the burial place of David, King of Israel, according to a tradition beginning in the 12th century. The majority of historians and archaeologists do not consider the site to be the actual resting place of King David.

Dome of the Rock
Dome of the Rock

The Dome of the Rock (Arabic: قبة الصخرة ‎ Qubbat al-Sakhrah, Hebrew: כיפת הסלע ‎ Kippat ha-Sela) is an Islamic shrine located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem.

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Dominus Flevit Church
Dominus Flevit Church

Dominus Flevit is a Roman Catholic church on the Mount of Olives, opposite the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. The church was designed and constructed between 1953 and 1955 by the Italian architect Antonio Barluzzi and is held in trust by the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land.

Dung Gate
Dung Gate

Dung Gate in the 1940s, before it was enlarged (in 1952) The Dung Gate (Hebrew: שער האשפות ‎ Sha'ar Ha'ashpot), known in Arabic historically as the Moroccan or Mughrabi Gate (Arabic: باب المغاربة ‎) and since medieval times also known as Silwan Gate, is one of the gates in the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Ein Karem
Ein Karem

Ein Karem (Hebrew: עֵין כֶּרֶם ‬, lit. "Spring of the Vineyard", and Arabic: عين كارم ‎ - ʿEin Kārem or ʿAyn Kārim; also Ain Karem, Ein Kerem) is an ancient village of the Jerusalem District and now a neighbourhood in southwest Jerusalem and the site of the Hadassah Medical Center.

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Gethsemane
Gethsemane

Gethsemane (Greek: Γεθσημανή, Gethsemane; Hebrew: גת שמנים ‎, Gat Shmanim; Classical Syriac: ܓܕܣܡܢ ‎, Gaḏ Šmānê, lit. "oil press") is an urban garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, most famous as the place where Jesus prayed and his disciples slept the night before His crucifixion; i.e. the site recorded as where the agony in the garden took place.

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Golden Gate
Golden Gate

If the Golden Gate does preserve the location of the Shushan Gate, which is only a presumption with no archaeological proof, this would make it the oldest of the current gates in Jerusalem's Old City Walls.

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Herod's Gate,
Herod's Gate,

Herod's Gate (Hebrew: שער הפרחים Translit.: Sha'ar HaPrakhim Translated: Flowers Gate, Arabic: باب الزاهرة ‎, Bab az-Zahra) is a gate in the northern walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. It adjoins the Muslim Quarter, and is a short distance to the east of the Damascus Gate. Its elevation is 755 meters above sea level.

Herodium
Herodium

The cheapest way to get from Jerusalem to Herodium costs only ₪ 13, and the quickest way takes just 22 mins. Find the travel option that best suits you.

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Holyland Model of Jerusalem
Holyland Model of Jerusalem

The Holyland Model of Jerusalem is a 1:50 scale-model of the city of Jerusalem in the late Second Temple Period. The model was moved from its original location at the Holyland Hotel in Bayit VeGan, Jerusalem, to a new site at the Israel Museum in June 2006.

Hurva Synagogue
Hurva Synagogue

The Hurva Synagogue, (Hebrew: בית הכנסת החורבה ‎, translit: Beit ha-Knesset ha-Hurva, lit. "The Ruin Synagogue"), also known as Hurvat Rabbi Yehudah he-Hasid ("Ruin of Rabbi Judah the Pious"), is a historic synagogue located in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Israel Museum
Israel Museum

Mansfeld, the Museum's dairy cafés, are named after Al Mansfeld, the first architect of the Israel Museum and winner of the Israel Prize for Architecture for his design of the Museum. The café's rich menu includes home-baked goods, cakes, sandwiches, salads and hot dishes.

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Jaffa Gate
Jaffa Gate

The name Jaffa Gate is currently used for both the historical Ottoman gate from 1538, and for the wide gap in the city wall adjacent to it to the south. The old gate has the shape of a medieval gate tower with an L-shaped entryway, which was secured at both ends (north and east) with heavy doors.

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Lions' Gate
Lions' Gate

The Lions' Gate (Hebrew: שער האריות ‎ Sha'ar ha-Arayot, Arabic: باب الأسباط ‎, also St. Stephen's Gate or Sheep Gate) is located in the Old City Walls of Jerusalem, Israel and is one of seven open Gates in Jerusalem's Old City Walls.

Mahane Yehuda
Mahane Yehuda

World-famous icons of Jerusalem include the Western Wall, the Tower of David and the Machane Yehuda market. The Western Wall and the Tower of David represent the religious, historical nature of Jerusalem, the place from which the Jewish people developed.

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Mamilla
Mamilla

Mamilla Hotel - Boutique Hotel part of the Alrov Hotels in Jerusalem - is the most luxurious among Jerusalem hotels, with a breathtaking view of the old city.

Mea Shearim
Mea Shearim

Conrad Schick, a German Christian architect and missionary, drew up a plan for Mea Shearim in 1846. Mea Shearim was established in 1874 as one of the earliest Jewish settlements outside the walls of the Old City by a building society of 100 shareholders.

Mosque of Omar
Mosque of Omar

The Ayyubid Mosque of Omar (Arabic: مسجد عمر بن الخطاب‎‎) in Jerusalem is located opposite the southern courtyard of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Muristan area of the Christian Quarter.

Mount Herzl
Mount Herzl

"Mount of Remembrance"), is the site of Israel's national cemetery and other memorial and educational facilities, found on the west side of Jerusalem beside the Jerusalem Forest. It is named after Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern political Zionism.

Mount of Olives
Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives sun ancient times, the eastern boundary of ancient Jerusalem, while it creates a buffer clear, separating the city and the school Judean Desert. In fact it is an elongated mountain ridge that extends from Mount Scopus in the north to the south slopes of the Kidron Valley, at the foot of the peak called Mount of Corruption.

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Mount Zion
Mount Zion

The Mount Zion Hotel can be found on the outskirts of the Old City in west Jerusalem, and this premier location provides guests with stunning views of, among other features, David's Tower, Mount Zion, and the Hinnom Valley.

Nachlaot
Nachlaot

Nachlaot, was in fact, a mosaic of many different communities living side by side. Located in the heart of Jerusalem, opposite the well-known Machane Yehuda outdoor marketplace, Nachlaot is situated in the heart of downtown Jerusalem, serving as a gateway to the Government Complex and Sacher Park, as well as being situated in easy walking distance to major downtown hotels, the city center, and neighborhoods including Rechavia and Shaare Chesed.

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Pool of Bethesda
Pool of Bethesda

The Pool of Bethesda is a pool of water in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem, on the path of the Beth Zeta Valley. The fifth chapter of the Gospel of John describes such a pool in Jerusalem, near the Sheep Gate, which is surrounded by five covered colonnades.

Rockefeller Museum
Rockefeller Museum

The Rockefeller Archaeological Museum, situated in a magnificent white limestone edifice in East Jerusalem, houses the extraordinary collection of antiquities unearthed in excavations conducted in the country mainly during the time of the British Mandate (1919-1948).

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Siloam Tunnel
Siloam Tunnel

Wade knee-deep through water in a pitch black tunnel at Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel, an ancient feat of engineering that protected the city's water supply from the invading Assyrian army in the late 8th century BCE. Built under King Hezekiah, the tunnels were carved with a pickaxes from either side until the tunnel diggers met in the middle.

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The Garden Tomb
The Garden Tomb

Since 1894, the Garden Tomb and its surrounding gardens have been maintained as a place of Christian worship and reflection by a Christian non-denominational charitable trust based in the United Kingdom named The Garden Tomb (Jerusalem) Association.

Tomb of the Virgin Mary
Tomb of the Virgin Mary

The Tomb of the Virgin Mary is situated near the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane. Visiting the tomb is a memorable experience: Visitors must go deep underground, down a staircase that was carved in the rock during the twelfth century.

Tower of David
Tower of David

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Western Wall
Western Wall

The Western Wall, Wailing Wall, or Kotel, known in Arabic as Al-Buraq Wall, is an ancient limestone wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is a relatively small segment of a far longer ancient retaining wall, known also in its entirety as the "Western Wall"..

Yad Vashem
Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem is closed on Saturdays and all Jewish Holidays. * The Holocaust History Museum, Museum of Holocaust Art, Exhibitions Pavilion and Synagogue are open until 20:00. All other sites close at 17:00.

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Yemin Moshe
Yemin Moshe

Yemin Moshe. Yemin Moshe (Hebrew: ימין משה‎ "Moses Memorial") is a historic neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel overlooking the Old City.

Zedekiah's Cave
Zedekiah's Cave

the huge zedekiah`s cave was used as a quarry. high quality stones used to build the luxury homes of jerusalem were quarried here.

Zion Gate
Zion Gate

Zion Gate. The Zion Gate (right), another one of the eight gates (see Damascus Ga te) in the Old Jerusalem Wall, is located near its southwestern tip. The Zion Gate leads from Mount Zion (hence its name) into the old city's Armenian and Jewish neighborhoods (local Arabs call Zion Gate, "The Gate of the Jews").