Feel the spiritual glow radiate within the great stone walls
Visiting the Old City of Jerusalem is like travelling to a mystical, magical new world. Long considered one of the world’s holiest and most visited locations and home to structures and ruins significant to the three significant monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, a walk through its hallowed passages is an exciting and life-changing source of historic, cultural and spiritual uplift that one simply must not miss out on.
A spiritually enlightening environment
Join the masses of tourists who visit Jerusalem’s Old City on a daily basis and allow yourself to be transported back in time. Witness how Jews, Muslims, Christians and Armenians live and interact as you visit the many awe inspiring and spiritually uplifting local sites, tucked away in the Old City’s winding alleyways and camouflaged by the uniformity of the cool, Jerusalem stone. Walk down the Way of the Cross and visit the many ornate local churches, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, pay your respects at the Garden Tomb, whisper a prayer at the Western Wall (Kotel), take a tour of the underground Kotel Tunnels or step into the very-busy Arab marketplace. The structures are sensational, forming within you lasting connections to a bygone era.
A modern-day walk through ancient history
Enter the Old City through any of its large, magnificent gates and you will be instantly transported to an ancient era, complete with authentic smells and traditionally dressed locals. Here, narrow donkey carts, bicycles and specially-sized vehicles dominate the narrow streets and alleyways, giving off a rustic, old-world feel. Vibrant personalities, run the bustling local shops, stands and eateries, each hawking their wares with great energy.
While in the Old City, be sure to walk along the ancient stone walls, encountering breathtakingly beautiful and historically rich views of the surrounding sites, local attractions and enthralling everyday occurrences. Taking a walk along the Old City Walls or visiting the adjacent Tower of David Museum, where history comes alive through sound and light, will only magnify the sheer beauty and significance of the cobblestones you tread upon.
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