Travel Israel – Old city of Jerusalem [Photography]
Jerusalem is a city where it all began. Old Jerusalem is divided into four quarters, occupied by Muslims, Armenians, Jews and Christians. All four live side by side in their own quarters making Jerusalem incredibly diverse!
Hurva Synagogue – highlight of Jewish quarter of Jerusalem. It was burnt down in 1720 and was left as ruins (“hurva” means ruin). In 1864 synagogue was rebuilt. Second time it was destroyed in 1948, but rebuilt again in 2010. Now it is fully functioning synagogue.
Al-Aqsa Mosque – (“the Farthest Mosque”) the third holiest site in Islam (after Mecca and Medina).
Church of the Holy Sepulchre – the church that contains two holiest sites for Christians – place where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified and the place where he was burried and resurrected.
Mount of Olives Cemetery – the most ancient cemetery in Jerusalem. Burials on this Cemetery started as far as 3000 years ago.
Streets of Old Jerusalem
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