I visit Israel at least once a year so I thought I would add to the blog a few more Israel travel tips to my installments on the country. When one thinks of Jerusalem, the mind conjures up religious sites and with that, the contentious topics that go hand in hand with all the Holy Land one would think there is nothing to see and do but religious sites. I can certainly tell you there is more to the city than that. It’s a beautiful city filled with a mix of people, great food, and beautiful sites. With that in mind, I thought I would share with you this little-hidden gem in the holy city of Jerusalem.
While trying to figure out things to see and do in Jerusalem among sites like Western Wall, Dome of the Rock, Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the markets, you might want to add Yoel Moshe Solomon Street in the Nachalat Shiva District. You will find a collection of art galleries, jewellery shops and cafes under the umbrellas. I will be sharing more Israel travel tips as I have another trip to Israel coming up in November that will cover a lot more of the Tel Aviv and Jerusalem travel. You can check out my top things to do in Jerusalem.
Yoel Moshe Solomon Street is where you will find the Umbrellas Street Project. The street features a thousand colourful umbrella suspended by street all around Yoel Moshe Solomon street. The Umbrella Project began several years ago in Portugal and has since spread to Serbia, Germany, UK, Turkey, and Cambodia. This little gem is not hard to find as it located just off the popular Ben-Yehuda pedestrian mall. Ben Yehuda is one of Jerusalem’s prime hangout spots in downtown Jerusalem where the streets are lined with cafes, sovereign shops, restaurants and street performers.
With no motorised traffic in the streets other than trams, you can blend into the hustle and bustle of the Jerusalem. I will be sharing more on Jerusalem. I shot I would start of the series of post with one of Jerusalem’s most instagrammable streets. I will be sharing more Israel travel tips in posts to come but in the meantime below is the colourful umbrellas in Jerusalem with more tips shared on my Instagram when I visit Israel in November.
There is plenty to see and do in Jerusalem beside the religious sites. Check out Get Your Guide for tours and trip around Jerusalem and both Israel and Palestinian Territories.
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I love the umbrellas! They're so bright and cheerful without taking away from the architecture.
Such creative ideas with very vibrant colours! It always seem to be the little things you stumble across that make your trip so worthwhile, and this outright shows this. Jerusalem’s umbrella street is also going on my list when I finally make to Israel.
It is such a cool street. Well worth checking out.
Jerusalem umbrella street !!! this is really beautiful, it is good to know that the holy land regardless of its spiritual significance to the world most popular religions also has a social aspect as well as streets that are Instagram friendly. I think it is time I visit the holy land both for the beautiful streets and also for spiritual refreshments.
I know, this was a bit of a shock to my system as well as I expected everything to be all about the holy sites and forgot that people live here as normal as they do in London. Beyond the tourist’s sights that is.
Wow!!! So beautiful. Thanks for the post, it cleared the impression of Jerusalem as a sacred city meant only for religious gathering with little or no social activities. Hope the umbrella project spans throughout the year, or is it limited to a particular time of the year?
I believe these are a permanent feature to Jerusalem so I am sure you will find them when you do manage to visit.