We love sharing the planet with our readers and friends. So much to see and do, and so little time, especially when you’re in our age bracket, And sometimes getting around to see these places are, sadly, a non-starter. So what can you do, but simply see the world vicariously. This second post of our Hey Presto! series magically drops you into the Holy land, where you can virtually walk among the locals. (Our first Hey Presto! post was set in Spain. Click here to wander around the town of Castell-Platja d’aro in the Costa Brava.)
So, today’s slice of life in real-time is the rather amazing Jerusalem. Click here (or click on the YouTube video, below) to time travel to this magical place from the comfort of your own chair. Here are some of the best things to see and do in Jerusalem.
Old City: Begin your exploration in the UNESCO-listed Old City, divided into four quarters—Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Armenian. Visit iconic sites like the Western Wall (Wailing Wall), the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Temple Mount: Located within the Old City, the Temple Mount is a significant religious site, housing the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. While non-Muslim visitors have limited access, you can still admire the exterior and the stunning views from surrounding areas.
Israel Museum: Immerse yourself in Israeli culture and history at the Israel Museum. Marvel at the Dead Sea Scrolls, view ancient artifacts, and explore the extensive art collection, including the renowned Shrine of the Book.
As ever, Expedia has packages to every corner of the world. Click here to find your deal to Jerusalem.
Click here for Viator’s selection of excellent activities in Jerusalem.