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A holy city for Jewish, Muslim and Christian, Jerusalem is one of the first pilgrimage destinations of the world. Jerusalem is often described as a historical journey through archaeology and art. A mosaic of different people, faiths, and nationality. The city is so abundant in ancient relics that the oldest part of the city - City of David was established in the 4th millennium BC making it one of the oldest cities in the world.

Jerusalem is a repository of sacred building, relics, and other ruins. This place will make you relive the history through many historical walks. Following the Biblical trail, walk in the footsteps of prophets, pray in the old temples and churches, head to the bustling streets of spice souk and learn about the 2000-year-old history of Jerusalem at the hugely impressive Israel Museum, these are a few of the many things to do in Jerusalem. The sound of muezzin's call, church bells and ‘shofar’ (ram’s horn) will calm your mind amidst the chaotic pace of this city.

The Tower of David Museum is a great place to start exploring Jerusalem within the old city walls. Above the Western Plaza is Dome of the Rock, the holiest place among the Muslim. It is the site where the prophet Muhammad is said to have risen to heaven. Nearby, is the Al-Aqsa Mosque and delving into its history and architecture is among the most intriguing activities to do in Jerusalem. As you reach the center of the Christian Quarter, there is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where Jesus is said to have been crucified and buried.

Jerusalem Archeological Park is an open museum. Here you can walk through the ruins, including a ritual bath, which dates back thousands of years. Mount of Olives overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem and offers great photos opportunities, plus, it is also home to several churches and mosques- making it one of the best places to visit in Jerusalem. Jerusalem is also an interesting place for shopping. The city is famous for its ceramic products, antiques, spices and many more. It has a wide range of shopping spots from markets and bazaars to high-end boutiques and modern malls. You can visit the Machane Yehuda Market or Mahla Mall- one of the largest in the Middle East with 260 stores. For an authentic Arabian feel, visit the Old City Bazaar. Yafo Road is the longest and oldest street in Jerusalem.

Israeli cuisine in Jerusalem has some influence of Jewish cuisine. The street food of Jerusalem is considered the best in the country after Tel Aviv. A trip to Jerusalem is incomplete without trying its hummus, falafel, Burekas and halva. For a unique travel experience, visit Jerusalem!