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Characterized by narrow, winding streets and alleyways, this ancient part of the city is filled with shrines and attractions holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims including the Western Wall, Temple Mount and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
As featured in 3 Days in Jerusalem
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed today

You can really feel and see the history of the Old City of Jerusalem wherever you look. The people are very friendly and the police will point you in the right direction if you get lost.

Thank ThomasUK1
Reviewed today via mobile

Interesting and complex, large city area to explore. Walk very carefully, it is slippery and uneven walking areas. Also be aware that there is a lot of smoking everywhere. Areas get very crowded with people pushing every direction. Many interesting places to look at, views....More

Thank Beryl B
Reviewed today via mobile

The old city of Jerusalem is an intricate Labyrinth of holy sites, shops, restaurants and residential areas. The Christian area is actually the easiest to navigate. The Muslim sector is impossible. Every turn looks the same and it’s very easy to get turned around down...More

Thank JNFII
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I walked through the old town of Jerusalem many times. I love the atmosphere of it and do recommend taking some of the smaller, less frequented streets. It is possible, despite the crowded shopping streets and the many groups of pilgrims on the Via Dolorosa...More

Thank happytraveller40
Reviewed yesterday

We were with a tour group and so didn't have time to explore on our own. It was much more crowded, larger and not well signposted as I had expected. Our guide was great as when we visited it was the Festival of the Tabernacles...More

Thank MurielA47
Reviewed 2 days ago

Everyday we walked into the old city of Jerusalem and through the Jaffa gate. The narrow streets with the stall holders selling a broad variety of food and goods was extremely interesting. In particular we loved the Christchurch Cafe just opposite the Tower of David....More

Thank gail J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our late lunch. We had eaten at Hatzot on a previous visit to Israel. We could not muster the courage to try the mixed grill but enjoyed the chicken and a veal kabob. Located near machane Yehuda.

Thank Hazzan
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to Old Jersulam as part of a tour and also went by ourselves on a free day. Let me tell you something. When it comes to people commenting about security in Israel, this is FAKE NEWS. I walked in all districts of old Jersulam....More

Thank David W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Last month we visited Tel Aviv and booked a day tour with Tourist Israel Fun Time. We booked some months out an "English Speaking" tour. Upon arrival at Jerusalem we were met by our guide who asked the question of the 9 people on the...More

Thank Vivien H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Many small streets going up and down like a maze. So many shops with almost the same stuff but cute. Remember to bargain.

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Lucyesme2015
1 September 2018|
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Response from Gavriella I | Reviewed this property |
If you go to the old city of Jerusalem, you need to walk. Good walking shoes are important. Lots of stairs and often uneven floor. Be aware that it is very slippery when wet. I love to bring my nordish walking stick. It... More
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louis j
3 July 2018|
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Response from Eddie O | Reviewed this property |
Book tours. You won't understa nd anything without a guide. You may see a lot but miss the importance. Garden Tomb a must do if you are a believer.
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Pamela M
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Response from Pierre M | Reviewed this property |
Just enjoy walking through the city. Go to the Saint Sepulchre Have lunch in one of the many small restaurants
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