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Free Things To Do in Jerusalem

If you have extra time, Mahane Yehuda is worthwhile.
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    Old City
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    #1 in Jerusalem
    Sightseeing, Free, Neighborhood/Area
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    More than Full Day
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    Sightseeing, Free, Neighborhood/Area
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    More than Full Day
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    Chances are that you'll spend much of your time here. The Old City is home to many of Jerusalem's most sought-after attractions, including the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and Temple Mount. Originally built by King David in 1004 B.C., the walled Old City comprises four distinct

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  • #5
    Mount of Olives
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    #5 in Jerusalem
    Monuments and Memorials, Sightseeing, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Monuments and Memorials, Sightseeing, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Named after the olive groves that once covered its slopes, this 2,900-foot mountain stands opposite theOld Cityacross the Kidron Valley. For more than 3,000 years, the Mount of Olives has served as Jerusalem's primary burial ground and the final resting place of notable biblical figures, such as Zechariah and Absalom.

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    Mahane Yehuda
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    #6 in Jerusalem
    Shopping, Sightseeing, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Shopping, Sightseeing, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Sandwiched between Agripas and Yafo streets in West Jerusalem, Mahane Yehuda offers a glimpse (and a taste) of authentic life in modern Israel. This vibrant marketplace houses vendors selling everything from aromatic spices to souvenirs. The lively atmosphere is thick with the scent of fresh falafel and the sound of

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    Yad Vashem
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    #7 in Jerusalem
    Museums, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Museums, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Located about four miles from theOld Cityin West Jerusalem's Mount Herzl neighborhood, Yad Vashem contains the world's largest collection of information on the Holocaust. Stretching out over 45 acres, this facility is comprised of both museums and memorials. The Holocaust History Museum and the Museum of Holocaust Art display artifacts

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    Church of the Holy Sepulchre
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    #8 in Jerusalem
    Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Believed to stand directly above Jesus Christ's tomb, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is considered one of the world's holiest Christian sites. Emperor Constantine originally built the church in 326 A.D. as a Byzantine place of worship. Since its formation, the Church has been destroyed twice, first by the

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  • #10
    Garden Tomb
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    #10 in Jerusalem
    Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    TheChurch of the Holy Sepulchremay have a shrine, but it is widely believed that Jesus Christ was actually buried and then resurrected in the Garden Tomb. Located just a short walk from theOld City's Damascus Gate, this lush garden contains ruins said to be the sepulcher of Joseph of Arimathea.

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    Via Dolorosa
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    #12 in Jerusalem
    Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing, Tours, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing, Tours, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    Flanking the northwest corner ofTemple Mountlies Via Dolorosa, which translates to "way of sorrows." This passageway led Jesus from Pontius Pilate's sentencing to Golgotha, where the crucifixion is believed to have taken place. While Christian hymns depict this road as quiet and lined with olive trees, today's Via Dolorosa can

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