Within the walls of the Old Jerusalem there are sites of the world’s most significant religious sites, all split into quarters: Muslim, Armenian, Jewish and Christian. All with layers upon layer of history just waiting to be uncovered, touched and experienced in full and total immersion. They say that a trip to Jerusalem changes you. Well, that was according to my boyfriend. Benjamin Disraeli said, “The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world; it is more, it is the history of the earth and of heaven”. So you can just imagine my excitement when we finally made the 3-hour drive from Shlomi to Jerusalem.
I was delighted to finally be visiting the city after dreaming about it for so long. To be taking the route that Christ took carrying the cross on his shoulders before crucifixion. Now, I don’t think you have to be religious to understand just what an important city Jerusalem is. Its a place of intense sanctity for Jews, Muslims and Christians. Considering how significant this place for many religions it is a real shame that we can’t all peacefully enjoy or benefit equally from it without many of the conflicts that have spewed here.
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A weekend in Jerusalem. 48 hours in Jerusalem.
Wow your pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I've never been to Jerusalem but it's so much more modern than I would have imagined! Thanks for sharing what seems like very colourful and exciting 48h with us 🙂
Thanks! You must visit Jerusalem soon, its beautiful and nothing like the crazy pictures they show on the news.
I've never been there but I would love to visit some day. It is such a historical city! And your pictures are gorgeous!
Thanks Van. You should definitely visit.
looks like an amazing little trip!
I did, thanks! 🙂
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I have never been, but after reading your post I would love to. Such an important historic city. Thanks for sharing
Thanks. You should definitely visit.
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It just looks so fun, beautiful and colorful! I would love to visit. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you. You should visit. I am sure you will like it.
So lovely! x
My mom went years ago and loved it! I'd like to visit one day too..especially for that market!
You should definitely visit, its an amazing place to see and experience
Incredible photos and fascinating post!
Jerusalem looks so amazing… the people, the diversity and vibrant colours … interesting too is the Armenian quarter …
The words and pictures in this post made me feel like I had been there too.
Thanks Rachel. Glad you enjoyed it.
thanks for sharing this useful information about jerusalem 🙂 there's so much i didn't know about that city and its values and religion 🙂 the first photo is brilliant
Thank you 🙂
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Gorgeous pictures, Bianca! Just wondering – did you go on your own or did you go with a tour operator? Being a Catholic (and so very much exposed to pilgrimages to the Holy City), I'm often told that Jerusalem is not safe to travel to on our own, that we need to have a guide with us all the time. I don't believe this and I would LOVE to visit Jerusalem (I just need to convince my family to let me go alone).
Thanks! I went there with my boyfriend but you can easily visit on your own. You dont need guides to get around at all. Transportation is great in both Jeruselam and Tel Viv. You wont believe how modern it is. Get that ticket and go! Let me know if you have more questions.
Stunning pictures! I'd love to get there some day. There's just so much history and variety of cultures in the area.
Wow, so cool. Israel has been high on my bucket list for years, and I bet visiting Jerusalem was like a dream come true! I also really love what you said in the last sentence of your first paragraph. So true.
Thanks Courtney. Yes a dream come true as I have been wanting to go for such a long time.
Amazing photos! It makes me feel like I was experiencing it there with you. Love the mix of modern and old, it looks like an amazing historical place to visit (of course there is tons of history there)
Thanks and yes, almost every spot is historical.
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I have never been to Jerusalem, but it is on my list. It looks so vibrant and beautiful! Glad you got to spend 48 hours there. 🙂 -Alexandra
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Wow, I've never been to Jerusalem but these photos make me want to go there soon! I love the mix of old and modern architecture. I saw a lot of that in Japan as well.
Get that ticket and go! You will enjoy it am sure!
Wow! Jerusalem looks like an amazing place to visit. I love the detail on the plates and platters – they are absolutely gorgeous. Also, I love the mixture of old and new!
Yeah I think thats what makes the places to beautiful as old and new mix effortlessly.
Wow it's SO beautiful! Seriously, can't wait to go there!
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Yep its definitely a must see city.
Oh my goodness, these photos are beautiful!
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Thanks Kelly 🙂
Inspiring shots! x
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