Saturday, September 15, 2012

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Jerusalem, Israel (PHOTOS)

Jerusalem has been designated as a capital city both by Israel, as well as Palestine. It is the largest city in Israel. A holy city to three religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world. The City of Gold, as it has come to be known in Hebrew, is a fascinatingly unique place where the first century rubs shoulders with the twenty-first century, each jostling for legitimacy and space, and where picturesque "old" neighborhoods nestle against glistening office towers and high-rise apartments. It is one of those places which has to be seen to be believed.

Here is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Jerusalem:

The Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls in Jerusalem, Israel


As a holy city for Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Jerusalem has always been of great symbolic importance. It is recognized by all three religions as the site of Abraham's sacrifice. The Wailing Wall delimits the quarters of the different religious communities, while the Resurrection rotunda in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre houses Christ's tomb.

Source: Wikipedia


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