Jerusalem city life
The Holy city of Jerusalem, also known as ‘The City of Gold’, is definitely a unique place that will make you marvel constantly at its beauties and at the numerous cultural and religious sites you will find here.
Some of the most important landmarks of Jerusalem are:
- The Old City (a World Heritage Site) –divided into the Armenian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Quarters.
- The Temple Mount and its Western Wall
- The Church of the Holy Sepulchre
- The Dome of the Rock
- The Garden Tomb and al-Aqsa Mosque
- Garden of Gethsemane
- Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross)
- Christ's Tomb
- Israel Museum with its Shrine of the Book
- Golgotha – the site of the crucifixion
Among other important attractions that are worth visiting are: the Cenacle (located on Mount Zion), believed to be the site of Jesus' Last Supper, Mount of Olives, the Rockefeller Museum (in East Jerusalem) .
You can enjoy sport events, football and basketball matches and an annually international marathon.
Although not having a thriving night life, in Jerusalem, you can find many pubs, music bars, or cafés. You can savour any dish you can imagine in one of the numerous restaurants, including European, Ethiopian, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern foods.
If you are curious about seeing more of Israel, take a trip to Tel Aviv, only about an hour away by car or by train. Closer than Tel Aviv, you can make a visit to Bethlehem, the hills of Judea, Samaria or the Dead Sea.
International atmosphere in Jerusalem
Jerusalem is home to large Arab communities, but the city also counts French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, and Ukrainian immigrants. Because Jerusalem is one of the world’s greatest touristic attractions due to its religious legacy, it is constantly visited by tourists, coming from every country in the world.
As the whole Israel has one of the strongest economies in Southwest Asia and is an economic powerhouse in the Middle East, specifically Jerusalem, the capital, is considered an attractive spot for international business or foreign investment. For this reason, many multinational companies have set a local office here.
In Jerusalem, you will experience hot, dry summers, and mild, wet winters. Snow usually occurs only once or twice during winter. January is the coldest month, with an average temperature of 9 °C (48 °F). Summer months are usually dry, with no rains. July and August are the hottest months, with an average temperature of 24°C (76 °F). Rainfalls are mostly recorded between October and May.