Jerusalem (Israel)

Jerusalem Travel Guide and Trip Resources

Holiest City

World of (historical) wondersUnbearably hot during the summer
Spiritual, emotional and historical weight

Are there more ancient, more fascinating places in the world than Jerusalem? Capital of Israel and a holy site of three major religions (Judaism, Islam and Christianity). With a history going back several thousands of years, this city is guaranteed to make a lasting impression on whoever visits - no matter if religion plays a role in their desire to visit or not.

There are cities where you go from one historic site to another, but all the parts somehow do not manage to form a whole. And then there are cities like Jerusalem, where from the moment you step into the city you are immersed in history and it no longer seems to let you get back to the present until you leave (or well, until you step into more modern West Jerusalem, that is).

The Old City of Jerusalem is a world of wonders. It is surrounded by an enormous wall and has historically been divided into four different quarters: a Christian Quarter, Jewish Quarter, Muslim Quarter and Armenian Quarter. Thousands of years of human history culminate here, and being religious is not a requirement to feel and understand the spiritual, emotional and historical weight of a place like this. Within short distance from each other you will find the Western (Wailing) Wall, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where Jesus tomb allegedly resides. [Review by travelindicator]

Key info

  • Jerusalem is a city in Israel's region of Yerushalayim. It has a population of 890,428, is situated at an altitude of 2559ft and the best airport to fly into is JRS (Atarot, Jerusalem)
  • The currency used in Israel is the Israeli new shekel (ILS)

Jerusalem Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

73 77 82 95 99 99 106 111 100 93 84 79

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

5.2 4.6 3.7 1 0.1 0 0 0 0 0.6 2.4 4.2

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