Top 50 things to do in Israel

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1.) Western Wailing Wall

Western Wailing Wall is situated at the foot of the western side of the temple of mount in the old city of Jerusalem. Considered as the most holiest place for Jews wherein thousands of Jewish worshiper believes that the presence of God’s spirit is always in the holy temple for thousands of years.

2.) Old City of Jerusalem

Old City of Jerusalem is a excellent destinations for tourist visiting Israel. It has several important places in the mind and heart of the Jews, Christians and Muslims like the Western Wailing Wall and Temple Mount for Jews, Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque for Muslims, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for the Christians.

3.) The Old cemetery

The Old Cemetery in Tel Aviv is also known as the Trumpeldor Cemetery situated in Trumpeldor Street, Tel Aviv. The cemetery was founded in 1903 in an open area nortwards Jaffa during  a cholera epidemic hit the city of Jaffa.

4.) Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Church of the Holy Sepulchre is considered as the Church of the Resurrection to Eastern Orthodox Christians, situated in the Christian quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, nearly 2,000 feet away from Dome of the Rock and Temple Mount.

5.) Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross)

Via Dolorosa is one of the most magnificent and popular holy sites in the city of Jerusalem, a Latin word for Way of Suffering or Way of Grief. It is a street within the Old City of Jerusalem known as the path where Jesus walked carrying his cross from the Lions Gate in the Muslim Quarter where he is tried and ends in the crucifixion place called Golgotha in the Christian Quarter, the  Church of the Holy Sepulchre where Jesus was condemned and buried.

6.) Azrieli Center

Azrieli Center is a coordination of a tall, continuously habitable building situated on a 34,500 square meter site in the east side of Tel Aviv right the Ayalon road, Israel which is the dumpster-truck parking garage and became a 3 building with a $350,000,000 budget project.

7.) Bograshov Beach

Bograshov Beach hails in the streets of Bograshov in Tel Aviv, Israel. Situated in the center of some of the best tourist attractions and hotels, the finest that Tel Aviv in Israel has to offer.

8.) Independence Hall Museum

Independence Hall Museum stood firm and steadfast in the historic Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv, Israel. This hall symbolizes the unwavering and unbendable faith and strength of Israel under years of tyranny, persecution and sufferings.

9.) Palmach Museum

The Palmach Museum is a pragmatic museum comprising the Palmach heritage basing from the different stories of people. It is situated in Ramat Aviv, Israel. The museum is devoted to the Palmach, which is the prominent force of the Hagana defense association.

10.) White City

White City in Tel Aviv is the unique urban and historical constructions of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, a combination of over 4,000 Bauhaus and architectural style of buildings built in Tel Aviv from 1920′s to 1930′s.

11.) Nachlat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall

Nachalat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall in Tel Aviv, Israel is situated in the Yemenite Quarter, in central Southern Tel Aviv, one of the city’s first neighborhoods in the center of Carmel market and Alenby Street.

12.) Tayelet

Tayelet is a promenade walk along the magnificent beach front of Tel Aviv, it gives and provides a pathway between Tel Aviv and Jaffa and Tel Aviv’s sea shore. It extends most of the way down to the main strip of Tel Aviv starting the marina in the north and ends in the Jaffa.

13.) Old Tel Aviv Port Area

Old Tel Aviv Port Area in Tel Aviv, Israel is the first port of Israel established during the time of the British mandate over Palestine in 1936. In 1960′s, the Tel Aviv port shutdown as an active sea port.

14.) Haifa Port

Haifa Port is the core and biggest seaport in Israel. The port opened in the year 1993 and acted out as chief source towards the growth and development of the city as well as Israel’s northern part.

15.) Baha’i Gardens and Golden Dome

Baha’i Gardens and Golden Dome in Haifa, Israel is one of the famous tourist spot in Haifa. Perfectly set in Zionut Avenue below Yefa Nof Street.The one that dominates Haifa is the golden dome of Baha’i Shrine. It is the  place where Bahai Faith members put up their shrine and world center because of  its connotation to the Bahai Faith.

16.) Underwater Observatory Marine Park

Underwater observatory marine Park is situated in Eilat, Israel. Discover the reverie and take the rare opportunity to embark on a journey in one of our most exquisite and beautiful seas in the world. An amazing subsurface reality of  the Red Sea in the Underwater observatory Marine Park’s natural undersea adventure.

17.) Timna National Park

Timna National Park is one of the best landmarks and tourist destinations in Israel, situated 25 km. North of Eilat. The park covers some 60 km square of picturesque and breathtaking sight of endless sea of sand and multicolored desert views of landscapes and rock formations.

18.) The Ancient Bath House in Nazareth

Ancient Bath House in Nazareth, Israel is an historical treasure discovered in 1990′s by a couple named Elias Shama and his Belgian wife Martina when they were having a renovation at their art and souvenir shop “Cactus” just beside the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Gabriel, next to Mary’s Well Square in the heart of Nazareth.

19.) Immanuel Church

The Immanuel Church is an attractive church found in a small street in a shabby vicinity right in the middle part of Jaffa and Florentine. The church has thick stone granite, stained glass window, tatty tiled-roof, high bell tower and a wooden door. Upon seeing the sight, you might think that you are in a small European Village.

20.) Shulamit’s Eilat Diving Adventures

Shulamit’s Eilat Diving adventures is located in Eilat, Israel. Divers swarm to Eilat because of the Red Sea’s rich underwater life. A collection and assemble of marine life made up of a complex and delicate life of floras and faunas that create colorful silhouettes of underwater oasis cruised by an array of wildly-hued marine life, teeming with colorful, exotic fish and sea creatures of every representation.

21.) Coral Beach Nature Reserve

Coral Beach Nature Reserve in Eilat, Israel is a haven for one of the most heavily populated coral reefs in the world and the only one in Israel. It is an excellent billet for underwater enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

22.) Church of the Visitation

Church of the Visitation in Ein Kerem, Israel also known as the Church of the Magnificat. It is perfectly situated in the slopes of a rocky hill that can be accessed with a good and charming walk under the shady leaves of the cypresses from the Virgin’s Fountain in the lower village.

23.) Safari Park

Safari park in Ramat Gan, Israel or formally known as the Zoological Center of Tel Aviv-Ramat Gan, is a stimulating and uplifting way to experience and see some of the animals of our world.

24.) Dreams and Visions Gallery

Dreams and Visions Gallery is found in the Artists Quarter of Tzfat. A Safed artist named Sheva Chaya brings it to life. She is a graduate of Princeton University, and makes use of the famous artwork called the glassblowing displays and her dynamic paintings from watercolor tries to illuminate traditional liturgy and Jewish mystical concepts, which motivates her as an artist.

25.) Nabatean Avdat Acropolis

The Nabatean Avdat Acropolis City is situated at a flat-topped mountain.  Regardless of frequent earthquakes and damages over a period, the city remained almost intact.

26.) Theatre at Caesarea National Park

The Theatre at Caesarea National Park is a semi-circular amphitheater that was constructed 2000 years ago by Herod the Great. The fortifications are built partly for defense and to protect the south end of the city.

27.) The Grottoes at Rosh HaNiqra

The Grottoes at Rosh Hanikra is one great example of an extraordinary product of nature’s continuous geological formation.  Sequence of underground shocks caused the splitting of the cracks into the rock layer.

28.) The Railway Tunnels

The Railway Tunnel in Kefar Rosh Haniqra was built to function as a pathway on a main route from Acre to Tyre for a group of traders and armies between Lebanon, Syria and the northern public, and Israel Egypt, Africa and the southern public. The site was called “The Ladders of Tyre” since the road has a steep slope when it raised the cliff.

29.) Akko Old Town

Acre, also referred to as Akko is a stunning Old Town found in Northern Israel near the Mediterranean Sea, on the northern boundary of Haifa Bay.  This town is known for preserving its ancient and historical places, yet it is still active today.

30.) Bahai Shrine

Bahai Shrine is found at the center of Haifa City. It is said to be the second holiest shrine of the Baha’i Faith. Before reaching the Shrine, you will first pass through their Immaculate Bahai Gardens, which was perfected in 2001. The Bahai Shrine and Gardens serves as a serene monument to the first leaders of Baha’i Faith. Devotees from different parts of the world would visit this place to give respect to them.

31.) Rishon Le Zion Winery

Carmel Winery is an ancient vineyard and winery in Israel with a total of 1,400 hectares from the Land of Israel to the north of the upper part of Galilee, to the south of Negev.  Edmond James de Rothschild established it in the year 1882.

32.) Rishon Le Zion Museum

The Rishon Le Zion Museum in Israel is a place where you could find a rare collection of documents, maps and pictures of the city, Rishon Le Zion back from the days it was identified as a colony. The historical items inside the museum make it one of the most interesting museum attractions in Israel.

33.) Antique & Collectors Weekly Market

The Antique and Collectors Weekly Market in Netanya, Israel is a new flea market with colorful, attractive and well-arranged stores. On each store, you can find assorted antiques, souvenirs, collectables, assorted crafts, Judaica and a lot more.

34.) Hamat Gader Park

The Hamat Gader Park in Israel is located on the South Eastern part of the Sea of Galilee, in close proximity to Tiberius and its neighboring. The park extends over an area of 40 acres of tropical parkland.  It includes covered outdoor backgrounds, lawns, thermo mineral pool area, restaurants and ancient roman baths.

35.) Tel Arad

Tel Arad, also known as “Old Arad” is situated at the west side of the Dead Sea, approximately 10 km west of modern Arad. Mountain ridges, which are identified as the Arad Plain, encircled its area. The place is separated into a lower city and an upper hill that embraces one significant incident, which is the discovery of the “House of Yahweh” in the land of Israel. Ruth Amiran and Yohanan Aharoni excavated Tel Arad during 18 seasons.

36.) Negev Camel Ranch

Negev Camel Ranch in Dimona is a family owned ranch where you can take pleasure on a camel-ride tour on the Neghev desert for an hour or up to 2 days. The ranch was put up in 1986 and is situated in the Eastern-Negev, down the northern Incense Route, in the middle of Be’er Sheva and the Dead Sea.

37.) Design Museum Holon

Design Museum Holon is the first national Design Museum located in the newly urbanized city of Holon, which is a few miles south of Tel Aviv. Ron Arad architects designed the museum in the year 2003 of March. The group of architects met the challenge of producing an international standard edifice to highlight, convey and include the principles of design.

38.) Nimrod Fortress

Nimrod Fortress in Kiryat Shmona, Israel also known as the “Castle of the Large Cliff” is one of the most extraordinary and one of the largest fortress in Israel. Situated inside a National park in the northern of Golan heights, on a cliff high above the ancient city of Banias with the view from the south-western tower of the Crusader city.

39.) Carmel Winery

Carmel Winery is a vineyard and winery that was established in the year 1882 in Israel by Edmond James de Rothschild. The winery extends to a total of 1,400 hectares from the land of Israel to the north of Galilee’s upper area, to the south of Negev. The winery produces chiefly wine, spirits, brandy and juice. In addition, it is also the main producer of kosher wine in the world. The company has exported products to over 40 countries.

40.) Ein Gedi Resort and Spa

Ein Gedi Resort and Spa overlooks and gives a commanding view of the magnificent waters of the Dead sea and the spectacular wildlife sanctuary.

41.) Church of the Multiplication

The Church of the Multiplication also referred to as The Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes is a church situated in ancient Heptapegon called Tabgha, which is found on the Sea of Galilee on the northwest shore. The church is positioned on the area of the 4th-5th century churches, although the Church of the Multiplication is contemporary.

42.) Olive Medicine Woman

The “Olive Medicine Woman” also named Orit Lilach Baruch is famous in Israel as a traditional healer and apothecarist. She proposes that traditional natural therapy for your body and spirit is the best way to free yourself from any sickness and body pains as well as maintaining good health and total wellness.

43.) Tanur (Chimney) Waterfall

The Tanur Chimney Waterfall is one of most wonderful and stunning waterfalls in Metula, Israel. Metula can be found at the border of Israel and Lebanon where spectacular hillsides that are encircled by fields and orchards could be seen. You would appreciate the beauty of nature more when you see this sight.

44.) Museum of the Jewish Diaspora (Bet Hatefutsoth)

The Museum of the Jewish Diaspora is believed to be one of the largest museums in the whole world containing a bountiful of information about the history of the Jews over the last 2,500 years. The Museum is situated on the campus of Tel Aviv’s University.

45.) Itzhak Rabin Monument

Itzhak Rabin Monument is a monument with great historical significance. This is the exact area where the Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated on November 04, 1995 during a peace rally. In the monument, one would see the stairs where he was walking down with the assassin leading to the roof where the amateur video was acquired.

46.) Beit Rubin Museum

Beit Rubin Museum is an attractive little Museum situated at 14 Bialik Street in Tel Aviv, Israel. It has a collection of art books, documentary information and a video in English regarding the artist Reuven Rubin, as well as his studio is all on exhibit in the Museum.

47.) Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Tel Aviv Museum of Art is a remarkable architectural structure and is considered one of the largest museums in Israel of contemporary art. It also possesses a broad variety of works and has exciting representation of Israeli art and culture. The Museum was founded in the year 1932.

48.) Eretz Israel Museum Complex (Haaretz Museum)

The Eretz Israel Museum Complex is an extensive complex composed of smaller edifices, pavilions, displays, archaeological discoveries highlighting on the history and culture of the Land of Israel. The museum offers a wide collection of permanent and temporary exhibits on ethnography, folklore, archaeology, Judaica, conventional crafts and functional arts, which are all connected to Israel.

49.) Notre Dame de Sion Ecce Homo Convent

Notre Dame de Sion Ecce Homo Convent is located in Jerusalem. It holds significant relics from the Roman Period. Some of the famous relics found in this area are the Struthion Pool called the cistern, the pavement where the “Game of the King” was being held and the famous arch built by Hadrian on 135 C.E.

50.) Hurva Synagogue

The Hurva Synagogue is a remarkable synagogue located on the west side of Hurva Square in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem.  The formation of the Synagogue actually started  in 1700 by Rabbi Judah the Hassid.

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