Fun Things to Do in Jerusalem

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There are many fun things to do in Jerusalem! This post would elaborate on all the things you should do when touring the Holy City.


In This Photo: Old Town Jerusalem

Fun Things to Do in Jerusalem – The Old City

Old town Jerusalem should be on your list at the very top! It is officially a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Old City is home to several sites of key importance and holiness to the three major Abrahamic religions: Among others are the Temple Mount and Wailing Wall for Jews, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for Christians, and the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque for Islam.


In This Photo: The Camel on Top of Mt. Olives Overlooking Old Town Jerusalem. A Few Shekels And You Have A Great Christmas Photo!

Today, old town Jerusalem is roughly divided into four different quarters: The first is the Muslim Quarter; adjacent to it is the Christian Quarter. The Armenian Quarter is also worth passing through, and last but not least is the Jewish Quarter.

Church of the Agony
In This Photo: The Facade of the Church of the Agony, Mount Olives.

Mahane Yehuda Food Market

Another spot that is always fun to visit when in Jerusalem is Mahane Yehuda Food Market. Here you can brush with locals, although in recent years the market became quite a tourist attraction as well. Also, it is the ideal spot to try some local food like hummus or falafel which this area is known for.



One of my local joints I take my guests to is Azura Restaurant which offers authentic Iraqi and Turkish food. Another great option is Rahmo Restaurant that has the best soups in the Food Market. This is especially true in the cold winter in Jerusalem. You should try the beat soup which is one of my own favorites usually it is served with dumplings filled with meat.

Fun Things to Do in Jerusalem – The Biblical Zoo

The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo is a very cool attraction to visit in Jerusalem. Kids just love it and adults like it because their kids do! What does the zoo in Jerusalem have to offer? So, the two levels park is connected by a train that takes visitors on a circular route from the lower level to the upper level. The centerpiece of the lower level is an artificial lake that includes two islands of monkey exhibits.



Animal exhibits are open areas separated from the public by trenches, moats, bridges, and glass windows; outdoor exhibits also have an indoor shelter in case of bad weather. The only areas in which the public has direct contact with the animals are Lemur Land, the “petting pool” at the Wet Side Story aquatic exhibit, and the children’s zoo, where children can pet and feed pygmy goats, sheep, rabbits, and guinea pigs. So this miss the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo!

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Hi! My name is Arik Haglili, an Israeli native who decided to dedicate his life to share my knowledge about the Holy Land to those that are interested to know more about this amazing piece of land. My career as a private tour guide started at the International School For the Studying of the Holocaust and the rest is history. 

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