Fought-over, revered and ancient, to visit Jerusalem is to see the greatest of holy sights.
While it has served as the unofficial capital of Israel since 1950, this is not internationally recognised because Jerusalem's religious significance means others passionately stake their claim on it.
Three major religions, Christianity, Judaism and Islam, converge and clash within the city of Jerusalem.
The oldest part of the city, the City of David, was settled in the fourth millennium BC, making Jerusalem one of the oldest cities ion the world. To visit is like bringing the pages of the Bible to life yet it combines Biblical sites with high-rise apartments.
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Use Booked.net to find a hotel as close as possible to the Old City - home to sites of key religious importance, among them are;
- The Temple Mount
- al-Aqsa Mosque - Islam's third holiest shrine
- The remains of the Western (Wailing) Wall at the foot of the Temple Mount
- The gilded Dome of the Rock sits on top of Temple Mount
- The Church of the Holy Sepulchre enclosing the site of the Crucifixion and tomb where Jesus was laid
- The Old City is divided into quarters, named after its four major communities in the 19th century: Arab, Jewish, Christian and Armenian
Jerusalem is a city with violent past, destroyed twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured and recaptured 44 times.
Away from the ancient monuments the larger part of the city is Jewish West Jerusalem, with its broad avenues, busy streets and squares. In Arab East Jerusalem you can take in the sights sounds and smells of crowded, colourful street markets. The first part of your pilgrimage starts with Booked.net