Surrounded by hills dotted with olive and cypress trees, this is a refreshingly quiet village about a 20-minute ride ... More
Surrounded by hills dotted with olive and cypress trees, this is a refreshingly quiet village about a 20-minute ride southwest of the Old City. Its quaint stone houses are mostly inhabited by Israeli artists and sculptors, and there is a variety of art galleries in the village. There is a choice of intimate cafes and restaurants, and religious sites such as the Ein-Karem church, the Church of the Visitation , and the Spring of The Virgin. Take a walk through the winding streets and view-filled hills.
This is a really nice place a very short taxi ride from Jersalem or serviced by bus from city center. If you visit Jersalem you must see this place. The center of town has a beautiful mosque with a fresh water spring that has been flowing from the time of Mary and Jesus's time. There are picquese rolling hills and valley spotted with fruit and olive trees. This was the best part of my trip. There are several very old monestries that spot the mountain sides. There are two that allow you to spend the night for a very low rate.
Ein Kerem is an amazing little village perhpas because it is so unspoiled yet so close to Jerusalem...The valley is peaceful and green with terraced hills...You can imagine that you stepped back to the days of the Bible yet, the restaurants are wonderful, the people a cultural mix, and artist and musicians to entertain. I enjoyed the many gardens and especially where you could spend some quiet time. It seemed that people of all faiths lived happily side by side. The roads gettin here are really bumpy but, perhaps this is exactly the way the people want it...I recommend Bible Times Center for a lovely garden filled and pleasant conversation.
This a beautiful and peaceful corner of Jerusalem, away from the dust and heat of the city with old golden stone houses and many trees. On a hillside with marvellous views, it has cool breezes which are a welcome relief in the heat of the local summer, producing an almost European atmosphere here in the Middle East.A place where Jews and Christians live happily side by side. Especially recommended is a visit to Beth HaGath, a small Christian community (which has rooms to rent)of people who came to live in the Holy Land and try to make peace between people without missionarizing. They make their own wine and oil.
Begin the 9 kilometere hike at Moshav Bar Giora and walk 100 metres beyond the entrance. This hike is chock
full of historical sites beginning with Ein Hod, a 40 metre tunnel and Bet Abtar, a crusader fortress atop ...
This is one of the most important Christian shrines in the Holy Land, and is held by the Greek Orthodox,
Roman Catholic, Armenian Orthodox, Coptic, Ethiopian and Jacobite Churches. The Emperor Constantine's magnificent (and much larger) fourth century basilica ...
High on the hills of East Talpiot, this promenade, the "Tayelet" offers a fantastic view of the entire Jerusalem landscape
including the sparkling Old City and surrounding walls. This spacious park has many walking trails that traverse the area ...
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