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Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem, Israel

The sacred city of the three great monotheistic religions encompasses a large number of places, the names of which resonate in the collective memory of half mankind.

The conflict between Jews and Palestinians is one of the harshest chapters in the history of Jerusalem, the city which both communities want as their capital.

Christian, Jewish and Muslim

In Jerusalem, Christians have the opportunity to follow the Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief) - the path which Jesus Christ followed towards Calvary - and visit the church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Mount of Olives and the site of the Last Supper. Muslims can admire the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jews can pray at the foot of the Wailing Wall.

The Knesset

Israel's Parliament is located in the modern city in the region of Sacher Park. Built after the founding of the state of Israel, the building was financed by the family of bankers, the Rothschilds.

The Old City

Situated at the foot of Temple Mount and divided into four districts (Christian, Armenian, Muslim and Jewish), the Old City is the original centre of Jerusalem. It is surrounded by a wall with eleven gates - seven open and four bricked up - built in the middle of the 16th century after the conquest of the city by the Ottomans.