Jerusalem is the capital and largest city of Israel, though most other countries and the United Nations do not recognize it as Israel's capital. The ancient city in the Judean Hills has a fascinating history spanning thousands of years.
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The of Jerusalem is that part of Jerusalem surrounded by the impressive 16th-century Ottoman city walls and representing the heart of the city both historically and spiritually. Photo: Danapit, Public domain.

represents the eastern half of the once-divided city of Jerusalem. Photo: Papierdrache, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Notable Places in the Area

The was established in 1965 as 's foremost cultural institution and one of the world’s leading encyclopedic museums. is situated 2 km west of Jerusalem. Photo: אסף.צ, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is an archaeological museum in Jerusalem, , that explores the culture… is situated 2 km west of Jerusalem. Photo: Adiel lo, Public domain.

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is one of the main Gates of the Old City of Jerusalem. Photo: Uwe a, CC BY-SA 1.0.

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is one of the seven main open Gates of the Old City of Jerusalem. Photo: Hreid, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

represents the modern commercial heart of the city, which was the focus for development in the capital from the time of Israeli independence in 1948 to the reunification of the city with the Six Day War in 1967. Photo: Ting Chen, CC BY-SA 2.0.

or Chareidi Jerusalem refers to the parts of Jerusalem which are overwhelmingly populated by Jews. Photo: Yoninah, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a secluded village suburb on the outskirts of West Jerusalem. Photo: Ori229, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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