Delights Of The World’s Oldest Cities – Jerusalem

Jerusalem is undoubtedly one of the world’s oldest and most beautifully constructed cities. It is said that this place is probably one of the few places in the world that is of equal importance to the world’s most prominent religions in the world. It has elements of Judaism, Christianity and Islam all blended across the environment of the city. The city of Jerusalem is located between the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean Sea on a plateau located amidst the Judaean Mountains in Israel. This summer season become the resident expert on Jerusalem and go visit it with your friends and family. So trade in your credit card points today and fly to Jerusalem today to see these beautiful architectures.The Old city (walled area in the epicenter of the city) of Jerusalem is what has existed throughout time. Surrounding this walled area is the modernday city of Jerusalem that we all know about right now. This is where everything goes down. Most of Jerusalem’s most amazing tourist sites are located here. The most important ones are:

1. The Dome of Rock and Al-Aqsa

These two mosques are beautiful in architecture with the dome of rock having a golden hued dome that outshines anything else that you might see in this city. Both of these mosques have a lot of cultural importance in Israel and are included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Built more than a thousand years ago, these mosques now serve as museums as well having artifacts from the Ottoman reign displayed as a representation of Israeli culture. The dome of Rock has been an inspiration for architecture throughout time with many famous buildings such as the church of St. Giacomo being inspired by it as well.

2. The Temple Mount and the Western Wall

Considered one of the most significant pilgrimage sites in Judaism these two places are basically located in the same place. The western wall is basically the western edge of the Temple Mount. Nowadays, the wall isn’t what it was – this western wall we see today is just a small segment of the Western Wall of the Temple Mount that existed originally. The Temple Mount is the large structure within the old city that houses the Dome of rock, Dome of chains and many other minarets. It is beautiful in architecture and is visited by people throughout the year. It has 11 gates which are all open for public access.

3. Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Dated as old as the 4th Century, this church is a sight to behold for any tourist irrespective of their cultural background. From the courtyard to the main altar everything displays remnants of history. Moving around here, one gets to scriptures embedded into the walls and many other such beautiful artifacts.