Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Jerusalem

Jerusalem is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Jerusalem one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Jerusalem is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Jerusalem or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Jerusalem. Explore the historical monuments of Jerusalem with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Jerusalem guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Jerusalem page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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Let's witness the history of Jerusalem with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. Yad Vashem

    #1 of 47 Historical Places in Jerusalem
    Yad Vashem

    Tags: Memorial

    Address: Jerusalem, Israel

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Second World War took a toll on the whole world and Israel was no exception. The atrocities against the Jews by the Germans are shown at the Yad Vashem - Holocaust Memorial which in its own way, i...Read more

  2. Mount Of Olives

    #2 of 47 Historical Places in Jerusalem
    Mount Of Olives

    Tags: Mountain, View Point, Monastery , Tomb

    Address: Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Mount of Olives is probably one of the most fascinating places on Earth. It is believed that Jesus Christ visited the Mount of Olives 3 times before he took his last breath and every time he did, ...Read more

  3. Gethsemane

    #3 of 47 Historical Places in Jerusalem
    Gethsemane

    Tags: Religious Site, Garden, Historical Site, Nature

    Address: Jericho Rd, Jerusalem, Israel

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Garden of Gethsemane has an ancient Olive garden where Jesus would visit quiet often with his disciples to pray and where they slept the night before Jesus was crucified. It was at this very place...Read more

  4. The Garden Tomb

    #4 of 47 Historical Places in Jerusalem
    The Garden Tomb

    Tags: Religious Site, Garden, Tomb

    Address: Conrad Schick St., Jerusalem, 91193, Isreal

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Garden Tomb is the worship place for Anglicans and Protestants, believed to the place where Jesus was buried (to the controversy of the other burial place). The controversy comes from the place of...Read more

  5. Siloam Tunnel

    #5 of 47 Historical Places in Jerusalem
    Siloam Tunnel

    Tags: Archaeological Site , Tunnel

    Address: Derech HaShiloah, Jerusalem

    Timings: 05:00 pm - 11:59 pm Details

    The Siloam tunnel is also popularly known as Hezekiah's Tunnel and is basically a water tunnel that was carved in the ancient times under the City of David in Jerusalem. Visiting the tunnel would give...Read more

  6. Via Dolorosa

    #6 of 47 Historical Places in Jerusalem
    Via Dolorosa

    Tags: Historical Site

    Address: Via Dolorosa Street, Jerusalem

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross) of the ‘Path of Sorrow’ was where Jesus walked through to the Crucifixion. Following the same path through the old part of Jerusalem is nothing short of an ...Read more

  7. Ben Yehuda Street

    #7 of 47 Historical Places in Jerusalem
    Ben Yehuda Street

    Tags: Walking Area, Streets

    Address: Ben Yehuda 1, Jerusalem, Israel

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Ben Yehuda Street is pedestrian street which is also considered the main street in Jerusalem. The street runs from the King George Street and Jaffa Road and is flooded with shops, restaurants and ...Read more

  8. Mount Herzl National Cemetery

    #8 of 47 Historical Places in Jerusalem
    Mount Herzl National Cemetery

    Tags: Cemetery

    Address: Mt Herzl, Jerusalem, Israel

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:45 pm Details

    Theodor Herzl played an important role in visioning a national state safe for Jews and even though he could not live to see his vision come true, he sowed the seed for others to follow on. After his d...Read more

  9. The Cardo

    #9 of 47 Historical Places in Jerusalem
    The Cardo

    Tags: Historical Site

    Address: Old City, Jerusalem, Israel

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Cardo is a historical street located in the Jewish Quarter which was the main street during the Roman era. The whole city bustled with life then and till today, the number of shops open here are a...Read more

  10. David's Tomb

    #10 of 47 Historical Places in Jerusalem
    David's Tomb

    Tags: Religious Site, Tomb, Synagogue

    Address: Maale Shazach st., Mount Zion, Jerusalem

    Timings: 01:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    King David's Tomb is one of the controversial sites in Jerusalem. Some believe that he was buried at Mount Zion in an embellished tomb while some believe that this Tomb is too modern in its design to ...Read more

  11. Mount Of Olives Jewish Cemetery

    #11 of 47 Historical Places in Jerusalem
    Mount Of Olives Jewish Cemetery

    Tags: Cemetery, Tomb

    Address: Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Mount of Olives Jewish Cemetery has many legendary stories attached to its existence. One includes that the resurrection of the dead will begin once the Messiah arrives. The whole cemetery is a sc...Read more

  12. The Cenacle

    #12 of 47 Historical Places in Jerusalem
    The Cenacle

    Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: The Last Supper Room – Cenaculum, Khativat Etsyoni, Jerusalem

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Cenacle is where Jesus had his last supper with his disciples and marks the event before his arrest and Crucifixion. The place has also been mentioned in the Bible many times including the place w...Read more

  13. Tomb Of The Virgin Mary

    #13 of 47 Historical Places in Jerusalem
    Tomb Of The Virgin Mary

    Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site, Tomb

    Address: El-Mansurya Street, Jerusalem, Israel

    Timings: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Mother Mary was believed to have died a natural death and its was here where she was buried. However, after 3 days of her burial, the tomb was found empty with only her shroud left behind. This partic...Read more

  14. Ammunition Hill Memorial And Museum

    #14 of 47 Historical Places in Jerusalem
    Ammunition Hill Memorial And Museum

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Memorial

    Address: Ammunition Hill, 5 Zalman Shragai St., Jerusalem, 91181

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The ammunition hill was built during the 1930’s by the British was a storage facility for their ammunition. In 1948, the Arabs gained control of the Hill in the Arab-Israeli War. The bunker used...Read more

  15. Armenian Quarter

    #15 of 47 Historical Places in Jerusalem
    Armenian Quarter

    Tags: Church, Historical Site, Monastery

    Address: Old City, Jerusalem, Israel

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Armenian Quarter cover the south-west of the Old City of Jerusalem and is one of the four quarters bound within the city’s ancient walls. Armenians came to Jerusalem in the 4th century AD wh...Read more

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    Duration: 5 Hrs

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