Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel and is considered a holy city in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.Over 3000 years of history can be found here including holy sites such as the‘Stations of the Cross’ – believed by Catholics and Orthodox to be the path taken by Jesus on his way to crucifixion, the Garden Tomb – where protestant sand Anglicans believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected, the famous Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa mosque where it is believed
The Jerusalem wall is another name given to the outer wall of the Old city of Jerusalem. It also sometimes refers to the Western Wall, or Wailing Wall, which is by the Temple Mount in Jerusalem The Jerusalem old City wall was built around 1535 AD by the Ottoman rule in the Holy Land and circle the Old City with over 4 Kilometers of Jerusalem stone wall.
In 1981 the Old City and the Jerusalem wall were added included in the prestigious UNESCO world heritage sites list. The
Jaffa street, or Jaffa road, is one of the major streets in the Jerusalem and many city landmarks can be found along the way such as the Jerusalem Mahane Yehuda Market, Zion Square, the Old City walls and the municipality of Jerusalem situated on Safra Square.
Jaffa Road has been closed to vehicular traffic since the establishment of the Jerusalem Light Rail and has been considerably redone to beautify and upgrade the Jerusalem downtown area. Cafes, fashion shops, bars and
The Jaffa Gate, currently the main entrance to the Old City, gate is named so for it served as the gate leading to the port city of Jaffa The Ottomans built a clock tower on the gate structure to commemorate the 30 year rule of Sultan Abdul Hamid II. However, the clock tower was removed and relocated several times by the British mandate which felt that it was visually unfitting. Similar clock towers can still be seen in Jaffa and other parts of the former empire.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the holiest church in Catholic Christianity. Also known as the Church of the Resurrection, the church stands where it is believed that Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was built in 326 AD by the Roman emperor Constantine the Great, Soon after his conversion to Christianity. Among the main focal points of the Church are: The Calvary / Golgotha – where it is believed that Jesus was crucified, The
With over 23,000 students, 9 different faculties and 3 campus sites in Jerusalem the Hebrew University is the leading University in Israel today and the hub for student life in Jerusalem.
The decision to establish the Hebrew University on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem was finalized in 1913 during the 11th Zionist Congress. The gates of the University were opened in 1925 in a festive ceremony that included dignitaries, scientists and scholars from around the world. A board of G