Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. In Jerusalem, you will find the heart of all three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The spiritual atmosphere and the melting pot of people coming from different religion, nationalities and cultures make it very unique and special. There are many important historical, religious and cultural sites in Jerusalem
that you have to see:
The Old City
There is something magical about the Old City of Jerusalem that does not exist anywhere else in the world. Perhaps because of its glorious history or the sacred atmosphere that surrounds the Jewish, Christian, and Moslem holy sites, or maybe because of its enchanting quality that comes from the colorful markets and narrow alleyways, or else from the city’s history, woven with war and peace, destruction and resurrection, love and hate.
Originally built by King David in 1004 B.C.E., Jerusalem has always been considered the center of the world. Ancient maps show Jerusalem at the intersection of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Jerusalem is the place where the Temple was built by the Jews, Jesus was crucified, and Mohammed rose to Heaven.
The Western Wall
The Western Wall is in the Old City. It represents the only supporting wall of the Temple which has remained intact since the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 C.E. It is one of the most sacred site for the Jewish People since according to some sources, the Divine Presence never departed from this place. Over the years, it became a place of mourning over the Temple and the Jewish people’s exile. It is also known as the "Wailing Wall".
The Tower of David
The Tower of David is Fortress inside the Old City's walls located near the Jaffa Gate. This tower was built to strengthen a strategically weak point, and the citadel was built in the 200 BCE destroyed and rebuilt by the Christians, the Muslims and the Ottoman Empire. Inside, there are important archaeological findings, and it is today a popular place for events, shows, concerts, and music performances. It is called "Tower of David" since King David's original tower were destroyed several hundred years before at the same place this tower was rebuilt.