This list of essential places to see in IsraelIt will help you prepare a trip to the Holy Land, a country that we are safe, will leave a mark, whether or not you are a believer.
Israel, which is located in a strategic area of the Middle East, stands out and is known for having some of the most sacred places of Christianity, Islam and Judaism, something that makes it an essential for every traveler interested in history.
Although its neighbors do not have much appreciation, it is a very safe country to travel on your own, completing a circular route by rental car from Tel Aviv. Although if you do not want to drive you can make day trips from Tel Aviv itself or from Jerusalem, thus also making a very complete trip.
Another interesting option is to book this 8-day circuit for the best of Israel that includes guide in Spanish, accommodation and transportation.
The best time to travel to Israel is in spring and autumn when temperatures are not very high and prices, especially in accommodation, are much more affordable than in summer. In winter it can be a good time to go to the Dead Sea area and Eilat, located in the south of the country.
Based on the experience accumulated during our trip to Israel and Palestine for free, we have made this list of those we think are the 10 essential places to visit in Israel. We start!
Jerusalem, founded in 1004 B.C. by King David, it is one of the oldest cities in the world and one of the most essential places to see in Israel.
This Holy city of the 3 main monotheistic religions, impresses with its old town surrounded by a huge wall and 7 impressive access doors, which will allow you to access its four most important neighborhoods.
In addition to getting lost in the narrow streets of these neighborhoods, we recommend visiting the most sacred places to see in Jerusalem, such as the Esplanade of the Mosques, the Western Wall and the Holy Sepulcher.
It is worth investing 3 or 4 days to complete the visit of these sacred places combining them with others no less interesting such as the Mount of Olives, the Muslim and Jewish Quarter, the Cenacle, David's Tomb, the Via Dolorosa and the magic Garden Tomb, among many others.
To get to know a city with so much history it is almost essential to book a guided tour in Spanish or this free tour of Jerusalem Free!, Which will help you understand many things and not miss anything in one of the cities that will always remain in your memory.
To stay we recommend one of the most popular hostels among travelers, the Abraham Hostel, located 20 minutes walk from the historic center and with a tram stop in front.
2. Tel Aviv
The city of Tel Aviv is the second most important city in Israel after Jerusalem, and is known as the «city that never sleeps«, Thanks to its lively nightlife. In addition to enjoying its venues and discos where the best DJs in the world click, this city has numerous museums, among which the Museum of Art and the Jewish People, more than 14 kilometers bathed by the Mediterranean Sea, local markets such as the del Carmel and charming neighborhoods like Yemeni.
Among the must-see places in Tel Aviv, our favorite is Jaffa, the old port city, which we recommend not to miss for anything in the world.
To get to old Jaffa, one of the best places to see in Israel, you can explore the promenade that ends at the famous port of Jaffa After eating fish or seafood in one of the good restaurants of the port, we recommend you go up to the restored old town and get lost in its narrow streets to see places such as the Clock Tower, the Bridge of Desires, the Zodiac Fountain, the mosque Mahmoudiya, the church of St. Peter and end at the lighthouse of Jaffa.
A good option to get to know the great history and not miss anything from this old part of Tel Aviv is to book this free tour of Jaffa Free!
To stay we recommend the Sun City Hotel, located in the center a few meters from the beach and with one of the best quality / price ratios in the city.
Map of the places to visit in Israel essential
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