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Jerusalem (Ir Ha-Qodesh) is the capital and the largest city in Israel situated some 10 km west of Abū Dīs, 100 km south-west of Israel - Jordan border. The population is about 801,100 people in accordance with the 2012 census. Many people visit Jerusalem each year to take a look at its famous art museums and galleries and gates.

Ben Gurion (IATA: TLV) is the nearest airport to Jerusalem, situated just 60 km to the north-west.

Places to see in Jerusalem

1. Israel Museum
The Israel Museum (Hebrew: מוזיאון ישראל‎, Muze'on Yisrael) was founded in 1965 as Israel's national museum. It is situated on a hill in the Givat Ram neighborhood of Jerusalem, near the Knesset, the Israeli Supreme Court, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2. Jaffa Gate
Jaffa Gate (Hebrew: שער יפו Sha'ar Yafo, Arabic: باب الخليل Bab el-Khalil), also David's Gate (Hebrew: Sha'ar David), is a stone portal in the historic walls of Jerusalem's Old City; it is one of eight gates in Jerusalem's Old City walls.

3. Western Wall
The Western Wall (עברית. הכותל המערבי, translit. Шаблон: Lang) (العربية. حائط البراق, translit. Шаблон: Lang), sometimes referred to as the Wailing Wall or simply the Kotel (lit. Wall; Ashkenazic pronunciation: Kosel), and as al-Buraaq Wall by Muslims is an important Jewish religious site located in the Old City of Jerusalem. Just over half the wall, including its 17 courses located below street level, dates from the end of the Second Temple period, being constructed around 19 BCE by Herod the G…

4. Old City (Jerusalem)
The Old City (Hebrew: העיר העתיקה‎, HaEer HaAtika, Arabic: البلدة القديمة‎, al-Balda al-Qadimah) is a 0. 9 square kilometre (0. 35 square mile) walled area within the modern city of Jerusalem, Israel. Until the 1860s this area constituted the entire city of Jerusalem. The Old City is home to several sites of key religious importance: the Temple Mount and its Western Wall for Jews, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for Christians, and the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque for Muslims.

5. Church of the Holy Sepulchre
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Latina. Sanctum Sepulchrum), also called the Church of the Resurrection (Ελληνικά. Ναός της Αναστάσεως, Naos tis Anastaseos; العربية. كنيسة القيامة, Kanīsat al-Qiyāma; Հայերեն. Սուրբ Հարություն, Surp Harutyun) by Eastern Christians, is a Christian church within the walled Old City of Jerusalem.

6. Tower of David
The Tower of David (Hebrew: מגדל דוד‎, Migdal David, Arabic: برج داود‎, Burj Daud) is an ancient citadel located near the Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem. Built to strengthen a strategically weak point in the Old City's defenses, the citadel was constructed during the second century BCE and subsequently destroyed and rebuilt by, in succession, the Christian, Muslim, Mamluk, and Ottoman conquerors of Jerusalem. It contains important archaeological finds dating back 2, 700 years, a…

7. Dome of the Rock
The Dome of the Rock (Arabic: مسجد قبة الصخرة‎, translit. Masjid Qubbat As-Sakhrah, Hebrew: כיפת הסלע‎, translit. Kipat Hasela) is an Islamic shrine which houses the Foundation Stone, arguably the holiest spot in Judaism, and is a major landmark located on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It was completed in 691, making it the oldest extant Islamic building in the world. Its significance stems from the religious beliefs regarding the rock at its heart.

8. Via Dolorosa
Via Dolorosa (Latin for " Way of Grief" or " Way of Suffering" ) is a street in the Old City of Jerusalem. Traditionally, it is held to be the path that Jesus walked, carrying his cross, on the way to his crucifixion. It is marked by nine of the fourteen Stations of the Cross. The last five stations are inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It is a focus of pilgrimage.

If you have already seen Jerusalem, there are still plenty of things to do on the outskirts of the city. If you are around, try one of the following places:

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Jerusalem tourist attractions and interesting places

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Israel Museum

The Israel Museum (Hebrew: מוזיאון ישראל‎, Muze'on Yisrael) was

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Jaffa Gate

Jaffa Gate (Hebrew: שער יפו Sha'ar Yafo, Arabic: باب الخليل B

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Western Wall

The Western Wall (עברית. הכותל המערבי, translit.: Шаблон:Lang) (ا

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Old City (Jerusalem)

The Old City (Hebrew: העיר העתיקה‎, HaEer HaAtika, Arabic: البلدة القد

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Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Latina. Sanctum Sepulchrum), also

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Tower of David

The Tower of David (Hebrew: מגדל דוד‎, Migdal David, Arabic: برج داود

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Dome of the Rock

The Dome of the Rock (Arabic: مسجد قبة الصخرة‎, translit.: Mas

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Via Dolorosa

Via Dolorosa (Latin for 'Way of Grief' or 'Way of Suffering') is a

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Temple in Jerusalem

The Temple in Jerusalem or Holy Temple (Шаблон:Hebrew Name 1), refer

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Pool of Bethesda

Bethesda was originally the name of a pool in Jerusalem, on the path

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City of David

The City of David, also known as the Ophel (Hebrew: העופל‎, perhap

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Rockefeller Museum

The Rockefeller Museum, formerly the Palestine Archaeological Museum,

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Mount of Olives

The Mount of Olives (also Mount Olivet, עברית. הר הזיתים, Har HaZeitim

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Al-Aqsa Mosque

Al-Aqsa Mosque (Arabic:المسجد الاقصى, [IPA /æl'mæsʒɪd æl'ɑqsˁɑ/, Шабл

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