Things to do in Jerusalem
This art-house cinema on leafy Lloyd George Street has drawn the artisterati
for more than 80 years. As the first
Jerusalem’s labyrinthine open-air market, Mahane Yehuda—also referred to as the “shuk”—is located between Jaffa Road and Agrippas Street. It is the largest and busiest outdoor market in all of Israel and is always full, even the day after a terrorist attack.
An 1898 Lutheran church around the corner from the better-known Church of the Holy Sepulcher. While the latter is dark and mysterious, the Redeemer is inspired by light. To see where Old City meets new, climb the 186 stairs to the top of its tower.
Two Georgian brothers have opened a sparkling boutique, Babar, that carries cheese from all over the world as well as wines and olive oils from Israel—seven different types of olive oil from one kibbutz alone.
The residence of the late Nobel Prize-winning writer Shmuel Yosef Agnon in Talpiot.
At the National Park of Beit Guvrin, Archaeological Seminars runs three-hour “Dig for a Day” programs, where dabbling archaeologists (or participants, as they would prefer) crawl through unexcavated cave systems as well as sift and dig for artifacts dating from the Hellenistic period.
The museum's buildings cover 540,000 square feet and which is the country's largest cultural institution.