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The “Abode of Peace” or “Holy City”, are just some of the names given to the fantastic city of Jerusalem. An ancient city that has seen more than most massive metropolitan cities in their lifetime, Jerusalem city has a history that has carved its character today. Combining the Old City with the modern way of life has been the key to Jerusalem’s successful existence through time.
Situated on a plateau on the Judean Mountains, Jerusalem is flanked by the Mount of Olives & Mount Scopus on one side and with a host of valleys and dry-riverbeds on the rest. The city has to bear the brunt of hot and dry summers although winters tend to be cooler and slightly rainy even – clearly the best time to be in the city.
The capital of Israel, Jerusalem is also sacred to Jews and Christians for its relevance to their religions. There are over 1200 synagogues, 150 churches and 73 mosques in the city, a paradise for followers of these religions.
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The Western Wall is considered to be a part of Solomon’s Temple, from 10 century BC, while places like Golgotha are prominent holy spots and the place where Jesus Christ was crucified. There is the Tomb of King David and the Cenacle, the site of the Last Supper, on Mount Zion.
For Christian, Jews and Muslims, Jerusalem is considered a Holy City while tourists of all religions throng to the city for its charm and antique-like charisma. However, Jerusalem is also a modern city today and around these fantastic monuments, there are plenty of new-age structures such as the Yad Vashem, a memorial for the victims of the holocaust.
The memorial also houses a library with over 10,000 books and articles as well as a museum on the genocide of the Jews.
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Jerusalem city is well connected through public transport and even Jerusalem may be an extremely old city, there is a hint of freshness in the air that it breathes today.
Popular Hotels in Jerusalem City
American Colony Hotel
|The American Colony Hotel is one of the most popular hotels in the fantastic city of Jerusalem. Within minutes of almost all historical sites, the hotel is the perfect place for tourists.
Just a ten-minute drive from the Old City, the American Colony Hotel is also minutes away from the modern side of Jerusalem city and less than an hour away from the Tel Aviv International Airport.
There are 73 standard rooms & 13 suites, each with all the modern facilities that guests might need. The hotel is designed with an Arabic influence and has been host to famous personalities like Winston Churchill and Lawrence of Arabia.
Lovely Arabic food is available at the American Colony Hotel’s restaurant while the meeting and conferencing facilities are state-of-the-art.
|The Park Hotel, in Jerusalem, is one of the most interestingly located hotels in the city. Right next to the Israel Museum and the International Convention Centre, the Park Hotel is seconds away from all the major government organizations and buildings.
An hour from the airport, the hotel is ideal for business and leisure travellers alike.
The hotel has 217 rooms with a fantastic landscaped garden to compliment a delightful breakfast. Those who wish to travel through the city are free to rent a car through the concierge desk or can simply access the public transport options available in plentiful. The hotel has all modern amenities for travellers.
|In the heart of Jerusalem city, the Addar Hotel is located right next to the Old City as well as other fantastic historical locations. The Church of the Holy Sepulcher is minutes from the hotel while the airport is closer to the Addar Hotel than any other establishment in the city.
At a five-star level accommodation like the Addar Hotel, the rooms are absolutely fantastic. The hotel was built in the 19th century and carries those roots in its design.
Despite the aged building, the décor and facilities, especially the dining area and fitness centre, are as good as any around the best hotels in the world.