Wonderful view on the old city and the new city from either Mount Scopus or Mount Olives, will hear the story of the city and the history of the holy land in the version of religions. We will visit Mount Zion and reach the tomb of King David that is believed to be buried below the last supper room, and during history the place even served as a mosque. One building – currently an active synagogue in the tomb of David, a church and a mosque! No more such things!
Advance to the last supper room of Jesus on Passover eve and the similarities with the famous image of Leonardo da Vinci reunites here. The book Da Vinci code and the film contributes to the special atmosphere of the place. We will see the statue of King David that is gold painted and is in the center of Mount Zion with the famous villain and the almighty king that turned Jerusalem to what it is today.
Enter the old city through the Zion gate and beyond the Armani quarter. Entrance to the Jewish quarter, the Cardo (main street of the city during the Roman Byzantine period), the broad wall from the days of Hezekiah age 2700 years is “the Great Wall” of Jerusalem lovely synagogue – Hurva, with a name so contrary to its beauty, the center of the Jewish Quarter in the main square, down towards the Western Wall and on the way we meet the golden light of the third temple, ready to be lit as the temple was rebuilt. (Part of a special project of the temple institute).
And is now the holiest place in the Jewish world for being closest to the foundation stone, which according to Jewish belief, the world was created by God where Abraham attempted to sacrifice his son Isaac in the famous faith experiment. The rock is located today exactly under the dome of the rock building, to commemorate the rock in the Muslim world – symbol of Jerusalem today. The visit to the Western Wall excites everyone and includes registration notes with various requests from God, bar mitzvah ceremonies and prayers exalted 24 hours to the impressive stones.
Beyond the old city market in the Muslim quarter, a market full of life, colorful, with special sights and smells, and tour of Boye de la Rosa (crucifixion) of Jesus with the cross on the way to the crucifixion in Calvary until getting to the church of the holy sepulcher.
Visit the holy Sepulcher is the world’s most important church includes the hill of crucifixion and tomb of Jesus and was originally built in 335 AD by Constantine’s mother Helena in the Byzantine empire. The impressive church is controlled by the Greek orthodox, Catholic and Armenian. There are also other small community Chapels in other parts of the church. In the church area there are 5 of the last stations of the way of the cross as the last, Jesus rose from the grave to heaven is considered the holiest place in Christendom. We will continue to explore the Jaffa gate as it is the main gate of the old city towards the modern city, we will see the tower of David, the whereabouts of Herod’s palace in Jerusalem and we will go up to a spectacular view of the city and the area. We will go for a small tour on the city walls from Jaffa gate to Zion gate during ascent and descent of stairs from the Ottoman period.
We will exist from Zion gate back to the car and we will go to a car tour in the new city and we will pass through the main neighborhoods of the modern Jerusalem width, downtown. We will tour in the government complex, we will see the outside of the Israeli Knesset, the famous Knesset lamp, prime minister’s office, the supreme court and we will observe on the Israel museum and hall of the beautiful white book containing the famous hidden Dead Sea scrolls.