Places to See in Jerusalem and Bethlehem

(This list is more than can be done in 2-3 days.)

Entrance Fees (per person): $ = up to $4; $$ = $5 to $8; $$$ = more than $8

Christian Oriented

  • Via Dolorosa & 14 Stations of the Cross ($)
  • Church of Holy Sepulcher (Calvary & Golgotha)
  • Mount of Olives outlook
  • Church of The Garden of Gethsemane
  • Cenaculum – Room of Last Supper
  • St. Peter in Gallicantu Church ($)
  • Dormition Abbey (of Mary)
  • The Garden Tomb
  • Church of St. Anna and Bethesda Pools ($)
  • Lutheran Church of Redeemer ($)
  • Cave & Church of Lazerus in Bethany ($)
  • The Alexander Nievsky Russian Church ($)
  • Ein Karen- the Church of St. John & Church of the Visitation.
  • The Pater Nostre Church on Mt of Olives ($)

Jewish Orientated

  • Mount of Olives outlook
  • Yad Vashem – Holocaust Museum
  • Western Wailing Wall
  • Western Wall Tunnel tour ($$$)
  • Tomb of Prime Minister Rabin
  • Tomb of Hertzl and museum ($$$)
  • Tomb of Rachel (near Bethlehem)
  • Sefaradic Synagogues in Jewish Quarter ($$)
  • Old Yishuv Court Museum – Life in the Previous Century (M)
  • The Temple Institute ($$)
  • The Hurvah synagogue ($$)

Muslim Orientated

  • Dome of the Rock & El Aksa Mosque
  • Islamic Art Museum – Art Over the Centuries ($$$)

Archeological & Historical

  • David’s Citadel Museum of the History of Jerusalem ($$$)
  • Cardo – Roman Street (100-300 CE)
  • Walls and Towers of First Temple (800 BCE)
  • Herodian Quarter – 2000 Year- Ancient Houses of the Priests ($$)
  • Holyland Second Temple Model of Jerusalem (Israel Museum) – 40 BCE – 70 CE ($$$)
  • The Ofel – Museum and Excavations on South Wall of Temple Mount ($$)
  • Shrine of the Book – The Dead Sea Scrolls from 100 BCE (Israel Museum) ($$$)
  • The Burnt House of Kathros – 70 CE ($$)
  • Israel Museum ($$$)
  • Mt Scopus (Emek Arazim) archeological sorting experience ($$$)
  • Walls and Gates of the Ancient City
  • The Ramparts walk ($$)
  • The Kishla – King Herod’s Palace digs ($$)
  • Damascus Gate Complex (100-300 CE) ($)
  • (King) David’s City (M) – Siloam Pool and Hezekiah’s Tunnel ($$$)
  • Samuel the Judge’s Tomb
  • The Bible Lands Museum ($$$)
  • Skirball Archeological Museum
  • The Mount of Olives outlook
  •  Jersalem Elevator – a history show in “Disney Style” ($$$)

General Interest

  • New Supreme Court Building
  • Central Pedestrian Mall – Ben Yehuda & Nachalat Shivah Streets
  • The Mamilla/Alrov open mall near Jaffa gate
  • The Knesset – Our Parliament
  • Israel Museum ($$$)
  • Chagall Windows in Synagogue at Ein Karem Hospital ($)
  • Local Oriental Market of the Old City
  • The Machne-Yehuda local modern market
  • The old Train Station – (shopping and eating)
  • Elvis Cafe- A Tribute to the King (at nearby Abu-Gosh Village)
  • De-Haas Promenade and Outlook
  • The Begin Museum ($$$)
  • Biblical Zoo ($$)
  • Botanical Gardens ($$)

Bethlehem

  • Church of Nativity
  • The Milk Grotto
  • Shepherd’s Field