Jerusalem is an old holy city that has been in contention amongst all the Abrahamic religions that include; Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. All the three religions have a claim to the city as all of them has their roots in it. Below are a few facts about the city.

10 Interesting facts about Jerusalems old city

Jerusalem is an old holy city that has been in contention amongst all the Abrahamic religions that include; Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. All the three religions have a claim to the city as all of them has their roots in it. Below are a few facts about the city.

1. The Old city has over 2,000 important archaeological sites.

2. The old city is home to Western Wall, Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock (Al-Aqsa Mosque), Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Hurva Synagogue and Via Dolorosa, among others.

3. If you want to buy souvenirs that date as far back as the times of Jesus (Christians), Issa (Muslims), and Messiah (Judaism); this is the place to visit.

4. Jerusalem's Old City is part of a whopping 70 cultural centers and 60 museums that teach poetry, art, literature and performance.

5. The Old city is visited by millions of tourists who grace Jerusalem's 9000 hotel rooms.

6. If you are looking to sample the wine of the Ancient Hebrews, you will not be disappointed. There are a whopping 26 wineries in Jerusalem alone.

7. The Mount of Olives is the preferred burial site for a majority of Jews. The mountain boasts 150,000 graves that date as far back as 15th century.

8. The three Jewish holidays of Sukkot, Pesach, and Shavuot are connected with the old city. Without the old city, they will not be celebrated.

9. King David was buried on Mount Zion in Old Jerusalem city.

10. The First Temple in Old City was built by 150,000 Jewish workers and overseen by 3,300 men.

If you have never been to Jerusalem, then it is about time you went there. You will never get to understand where 3 of the most popular world religions originated. The city is laden with history. Not even Rome or Medina in Saudi Arabia can touch Jerusalem in terms of Religious history. If you are looking to sample what the Jewish culture has to offer, then Jerusalem is your best bet. Apart from being a religious holy city, Jerusalem is a tourist friendly city that welcomes millions of tourists from around the globe every year.

 

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