The Secrets of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, one of the world’s most revered cities, offers unparalleled possibilities for exploration and adventure. We have put together a list of must see sites for you to experience. Rest assured there is so much more. Please feel free to ask us about other recommendations.
An open air, pedestrian only, shopping mall within the historic Mamilla site. It offers some of the world’s most renowned brands, excellent food venues and varied cultural attractions. Situated 130 meters from the Royal View. Address: 8 Mamilla Boulevard.
Ir David (City of David)
The City of David is a famous archaeological site, where Jerusalem was originally founded (Middle Bronze Age). Ir David ceased to be a habitat some seven hundred years ago. Now its ancient glory is revived, preserved for all to cherish. Situated 1.6 kilometers from the Royal View. Address: Ir David Ma’alot Ir David Street, Jerusalem, 97400.
The Western Wall (Ha’Kotel)
This is a supporting wall of the Temple Mount (one of four) and is considered Judaism’s most sanctified place of worship. It is an open-air site drawing many devotees every day from all walks of life and is a profound experience by itself. Situated 1.8 kilometers from the Royal View. Address: Ha’Kotel
The Old City
A maze of alleys, cobblestone roads and bazaars is the backdrop to some of the world’s most renowned places of worship – for Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike. It is not vast in size (a mere square kilometer) but it is brimming with secrets, stories and living history. Make sure to take the time to acquaint yourself with the original Old City. Situated 500 meters from the Royal View. Address: The Old City (gate).
Ben Yehuda Street
One of Jerusalem’s prime hangout spots for locals and tourists alike, Ben Yehuda Street is a pedestrian mall extending between King George Street and Jaffa Road in downtown Jerusalem. Walk along it and discover many historical buildings. It attracts a constant throng of tourists, who mill about the many gift shops and stop for falafel or ice cream in one of the small eateries lining the street. Situated 800 meters from the Royal View.
The First Station
This is the historical site of Jerusalem’s railway station. Built during the Ottoman era and now restored to its initial splendor, it contains many cultural and food venues. A great attraction for both young and old. Revel in its beauty and experience local culture and cuisine to your heart’s content. Situated 1.2 kilometers from the Royal View. Address: 4 David Remez Street.
The German Colony
This magical area became part of Jerusalem during the 19th century. It was initially inhabited by German Temple Society members, who brought with them Old Europe’s elegance and horticulture. Emek Refaim Street is the heart of the German Colony, the city’s most fashionable neighborhood. This street is probably the trendiest in the whole of Jerusalem – an oasis of modern and almost Tel Aviv-esque culture among conservative Jerusalem. It is lined with boutiques and cafes. It regularly closes to traffic and hosts events ranging from book fairs to markets. Situated 2.2 kilometers from the Royal View. Address: Emek Refaim Street.
Jerusalem is perfect to discover with guided Segway tours. These guided tours take you leisurely through some of the city’s finest locations. We can arrange for you to attend such a tour, which usually begin at Mamilla Blvd, just a couple of hundred meters from the Royal View.
L.A. Mayer Institute for Islamic Art
Opened to the public in 1974, this museum boasts one of the world’s foremost collections of Islamic art and antique timepieces. Many scholars of international renown took part in the establishment of the Museum, attracted to both its research activities and to the challenge of bridging the gap between the two cultures. Situated 1.7 kilometers from the Royal View. Address: 2 Hapalmach Street.
The Tax Museum
A unique experience. Discover Israel’s history through the documentation of levies, taxes and customs – with accounts of the Ottoman, British and early Israeli life – recounted by the museum’s knowledgeable curator. Situated 1.3 kilometers from the Royal View. Address: 2 Ki’ach Street.
An extension of the Israel Museum (worthy of a visit in itself), this architectural gem is one of the first houses to be built outside the old city’s walls. Great artwork and interior design. Situated 700 meters from the Royal View. Address: 10 Harav Agan Street.
On a hill directly across from Mt. Zion, this gem of a neighbourhood enclave was the first living quarters outside the old city’s walls. This picturesque place is now an artist’s colony. Situated 1 kilometer from the Royal View.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Located within the Christian Quarter of the Old City, this church contains two of Christianity’s holiest sites. It is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Old City of Jerusalem. Situated 1 kilometer from the Royal View.
Dome of the Rock
The most famous Islamic site in Jerusalem is the Dome of the Rock . An impressive and beautiful edifice, the Dome of the Rock can be seen from all over Jerusalem. It is the crowning glory of the Temple Mount. Situated 1.6 kilometers from the Royal View.