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The First Station Jerusalem

Rehov David Remez 4 | David Remez Sqaure, Jerusalem 9354102, Israel
+972 2-587-9971
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We visited First Station several times. It is a fun atmosphere with frequent entertainment and a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
orryjacobs
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Cleveland, Ohio
Historical place with great atmosphere, Good food and many attractions for all ages Must Visit Specialty in the Evenings

This is the first Train Station in Jerusalem Built during the reign of the Ottoman Empire the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
byaka1777
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In the heart of Jerusalem, the First Station is a major center of entertainment, culture and culinary delights. The complex is accessible and open to the general public - both local Jerusalemites and tourists, and is a lively focus of activities, with something to offer for a variety of wishes and needs, on the go almost all hours of the day, every day of the week. The Station's location in the city's downtown tourist and culture area makes it a bridge between neighborhoods and communities, and the first station for any visit or night out in the heart of Jerusalem.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old railway” (11 reviews)
“non kosher” (7 reviews)
“dan boutique” (5 reviews)
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Rehov David Remez 4 | David Remez Sqaure, Jerusalem 9354102, Israel
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"renovated train station"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited First Station several times. It is a fun atmosphere with frequent entertainment and a nice selection of restaurants.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first Train Station in Jerusalem Built during the reign of the Ottoman Empire the station was closed on 1998 and reopened as entertainment place in 2013. many restaurants and small shops and also temporery markets you shold visit this place

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Offers a nice choice of restaurants and cafes as well as some small shops. There is live music some evenings. And it's conveniently walking distance from the King David hotel.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved everything -- religious sights, walking tours, hikes, Massada, food, Kotel, Yad Vashem, Dead Sea

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best place in Jerusalem! Many summer events, good people, excellent food and great music. We'll be back next time when we get to the city.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This venue, which is of historical meaning to Jerusalem, was originally the train station of the city; hence its name. We visited during the day, when the many restaurants are less full, and many of the attractions are still to open. We returned in the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boring! Unless you have little ones this is a no go. Skip it. There is really nothing to see, its not interesting and the shops are lukewarmMore

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Ziv Z, Public Relations Manager at The First Station Jerusalem, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi! We at The First Station offer different events every day, which you can see in our schedule: http://firststation.co.il/en/ Most of them (90+%) are free. In addition, there are cool changing exhibitions (and The Train World exhibition which is permanent), great restaurants, 3 bars and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance to this old Ottoman Station is very plain and it doesn't seem like much. However, once you enter, it is filled with restaurants and activities. It is kid friendly and also open on Shabbat. As a bonus, there is a fantastic walking/cycling trail...More

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Ziv Z, Public Relations Manager at The First Station Jerusalem, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi! All of the information on our website is in English, and many of our events are suitable for tourists as well. In addition, there are Segway tours in English, all of the restaurants have of course english menus, and the Train World exhibition guide...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The railways station is a great experience. There are many different restaurants, isecream parlours and a really great mini market selling different foods, spices etc. There are different entertainment evenings and small stalls selling jewelery and different gisfts. There are lots of activities for the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The First Station Jerusalem is the site of the old train station that opened on September 26th 1892 when the first train arrived into the station from Jaffa to Jerusalem. The station closed in 1998 and was not part of the modern station built in...More

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Ziv Z, Public Relations Manager at The First Station Jerusalem, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi! Thank you very much! do you mind we ask why 4 and not 5 starts, in order for us to improve? unless of course it was a mistake - and then we would love you change it :)

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Gypsy9
6 October 2015|
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Response from Stephen B | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the free shuttle but the old city is pretty easy to walk to by going past the King David hotel and ymca to the Jaffa gate.
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