Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Jerusalem

THE 10 BEST Indoor Things to Do in Jerusalem on a Rainy Day

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Jerusalem

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  • Eliedaat
    Jerusalem, Israel64 contributions
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    Required visit for anyone interested in learning about the Jewish People or specifically the Holocaust.
    Even if you visited years ago, the newer curated exhibits are much more accessible than the old museum.
    Written January 2, 2024
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  • Shot star v
    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico3 contributions
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    Judith Sinclair-Cohen — amazing tour guide — highly recommend booking with her!!

    Very good at connecting what your interested in to what’s available at the museum

    054-5754834
    Written January 25, 2024
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  • Sally
    Edgware, UK10 contributions
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    A visit to Jerusalem is like no other in that it is a truly religious city for many different people. The city itself is undergoing enormous regeneration and the buildings are very well designed. The bus service is like no other and can take you all over the country at very cheap prices. The light rail runs through the centre of town and the new Main line station, Navon has to be experienced. The trains are new, modern and very clean and access is down five escalators. The journey to Tel Aviv is partly underground which is a pity as it is not possible to see all the land which is wonderful.
    Written August 27, 2023
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  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    PROS
    * Amazing archaeological excavations of Jewish life here 2000 years ago, in the time of Jesus- new discoveries all the time
    * An essential experience for all tourists to Jerusalem
    * Choice of more than one tour path
    * Exciting adventure of walking and exploring in dark sometimes damp labyrinthine passageways
    * Stand at the hidden holiest part of the holy Western Wall
    * Regular tours in English
    * Extremely reasonably prices at 25NIS per adult

    CONS
    * It is always crowded and darkened- one can get lost
    * Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance
    * One needs fair agility to traverse the place, and no anxiety about crowded enclosed places to walk through
    * Only accessible as part of an organized impromptu tour and it can be hard to hear the speaker/lecturer tour guide because of the number of people in the group, your distance from the speaker, the sound acoustics in the tunnel and maybe other nearby competing tour groups.

    "I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
    ... as an activity for two teenagers. I had done it at least twice 10-15 years ago and i had entered the start of the massive excavations 45+ years ago too.

    After registering on line and then being officially registered on site, we received an identity band and joined our tour guide.

    The place was quite crowded- there were multiple competing tour groups going in different directions in the underground passageways.

    I very much enjoyed our tour to the Great Bridge. i especially enjoyed and marveled and was thrilled at being so close to the hidden Western Wall with its smooth perfectly preserved stones, and also seeing the preserved remnants of the bridge as well as the intact theatre area. My group enjoyed it too.

    WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
    Of course

    WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN?
    Of course- I would then do one of the other tours

    ADVICES
    * Be sure to go- be sure to register and pay online
    * Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time- know where the main entrance is (to the left of the Western Wall plaza as you stand facing it)- directly behind the many water sinks on the men's side
    * Be prepared to enter a crowded darkened underground subterranean tunnels- watch your step- not dangerous but probably not for people with limited mobility
    * Be prepared to learn of the Jewish history and presence here for well over 2000 years, and to see it
    * Be sure to be able to hear your tour guide, and not get distracted by other groups, and to not get separated from the group and then lose your way during your adventure

    FULL DISCLOSURE
    "I visited this place" with the intention and plan to write a thorough complete and "helpful" review and I have attached and submitted many "helpful" photos (which reflect the limited and artificial lighting). If these did "help" you, please indicate that by tikking the "thumbs up" 👍 symbol. Thanks
    Written January 14, 2024
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  • R B
    United States2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking through history but watch your step. Prepare for the spring water to be cold. Bring a waterproof flashlight. Do not wear flip-flop or shoes that will come off while walking as you are walking through water from ankle to thigh depth. There are potholes where you could twists an ankle, this isn’t for those who have difficulty walking. There are narrows and areas that require sidesteping, bending and stooping. We will do it again.
    Written January 15, 2024
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  • catalin s
    Craiova, Romania266 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice, vibrant market in central Jerusalem. Despite being a touristic spot, it is still a primary destinations for locals. Due to the current situation, probably less crowded than usual, which makes the experience even better.
    Fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, sweets, pastries, pretty much everything you expect to have in a market. Also, a few small restaurants and pubs.
    Written June 5, 2024
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  • Sunshine Sanya
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Experience was really exiting and educational. It was easy to find the sifting location. It felt that we are doing the right thing, and we are giving our small contribution to the finding about the history of the Temple Mount. We are Orthodox Christians and it felt important and natural that we participate in the sifting project. Our onsite educators and guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. I certainly hope that we will participate again in the Sifting Project, sometime in the future.
    Written June 11, 2024
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  • Gabriel A
    Ploiesti, Romania4,919 contributions
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    Church of All Nations, known and as Basilica of the Agony is situated on the Mount of Olives, near Gethsemane Garden in East Jerusalem.
    In this church is located the rock on which Jesus Christ prayed in his last days of life.
    It's a large and monumental church.
    It's very important landmark of Jerusalem, visited by the faithful pilgrims who arrived here.
    Written April 26, 2024
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  • Aqusite
    California1,556 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Church itself isn't what I am reviewing. It was crowded and filled with people trying to climb over each other to reach something in the basement. Instead, I am reviewing the grounds that lead to Bethesda behind it, which are beautifully landscaped and extremely peaceful. I sat here for some time after a lot of walking and it was serene and shaded with ancient excavations. Very enjoyable.
    Written July 1, 2023
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  • rafaelrabello
    Campinas, SP182 contributions
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    Amazing feeling being there.

    We were there on a Sunday: mass started 6am and ended 7am.
    The tomb opened right after the mass at 7am. People following the mass were the first to enter.

    Absolutely no lines at this time. Me and my wife could enter there twice with a 2min. maximum line.

    So the recommendation is to arrive early in the morning. Tomb opening time on Sunday: 7am. Mess start on Sunday: 6am.
    Written June 28, 2023
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  • Irakli B
    Georgia37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When you approach this place, you are overcome by a pleasant feeling of meeting with your native place, although you are there for the first time. There is a merchant selling roses in front of the entrance, a very nice person!!! Great place to visit!!!
    Written July 19, 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,417 contributions
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    The Cardo dates from ancient times. In the Roman era, it was Jerusalem's main street. These days, you can follow the Cardo through the heart of the Old City. It's said that the Roman Emperor Hadrian extended the Cardo in 135AD, when Jerusalem was renamed Aelia Capitolina, following the fall of the city to Rome. By the way, you can access the Holy Sepulcher from the Cardo.
    Written October 28, 2023
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  • soranare
    Ra'anana, Israel38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting nice place
    Interesting design
    They have also groups for children of all ages
    The museum is not big but in center
    of the city with a parking near
    Written June 12, 2024
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  • Shelby A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The owners were such a pleasure to work with. Their store is well organized and filled with so many unique treasures. They made my dreams come true today when I found a widows mite pendant in silver which was what I fell in love with at a different store earlier that day. They gave me an affordable and fair price. Both gentle men were a pleasure to work with. Both are photoed here with my husband. Thanks guys!
    Written September 11, 2023
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  • Ephry E
    Netanya, Israel6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small, informative, and well presented without too many modern gizmos. A useful place to visit. We were escorted by a knowlegeable, English-speaking guide with pleasant manner.
    Written February 5, 2024
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