This celebration marks the anniversary of the declaration of the State of Israel in 1948. The festival starts as soon as Yom ... More
This celebration marks the anniversary of the declaration of the State of Israel in 1948. The festival starts as soon as Yom Hazikaron ends in the evening. The switch between the two festivals is marked by a candle-lighting ceremony, which is televised. There are fireworks, street parties and outdoor Israeli dancing. Do not expect an early night. Expect to be sprayed with shaving foam and silly string if you are in the downtown area (near Ben Yehuda and Jaffa Streets).
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 ...
Enter this partial reconstruction of the "High Street" of late Roman Jerusalem near the Hurva Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter
. A number of columns have been restored, as well as buildings suggesting the form of Roman era shops. ...
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 ...