Largely destroyed during Israel's War of Independence, the Jewish Quarter has been now been restored. This is a residential ... More
Largely destroyed during Israel's War of Independence, the Jewish Quarter has been now been restored. This is a residential area with ancient and modern synagogues, archaeological sites (some located in the apartment building basements), and shops offering books, certified antiquities, art, and Judaica. The Quarter's most famous landmark is the destroyed Hurva Synagogues , surmounted by a wide arch. The square provides a small playground, and leading off it is the Cardo, the Wohl Archaeological Museum, and Burnt House. From here there is access to the medieval remains of St Mary of the Germans, and the wide stairway that leads to the Western Wall. Numerous small restaurants and falafel stands are to be found here.
Very interesting place, would be nice if they could have same body out there explaining to tourists what we supposed do not to disrespect Judaism. Most of the tourists are being tricked by fake rabies for money and trying to make it to the wall with out covering head.
Jaffa Gate opens onto a plaza at the entrance to the Christian Quarter shopping area, as well as leading (on
the right) to the Armenian Quarter and Mount Zion. From here visitors can enter the Ramparts Walk for a ...
The Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall, or the Kotel, is actually a huge retaining wall for the
structures built on the Temple Mount. It has been a focal point for Jewish prayer since 70 C.E., when ...
Ofra Friedland Gallery is a contemporary Israeli artist's gallery that focuses specifically on Judaic and Israeli subjects. "Graced with the
divine inspiration of Zion", this artist's paintings depict richly colored landscapes with Biblical or Zionist references. The gallery is ...