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The capital of Israel, Jerusalem is nestled among the Judean Mountains and is a holy city for three of the world's major religions: Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Holy relics and ancient sites sit side by side in the Old City. Beyond the Old City's walls lies the younger face of Jerusalem, with a variety of attractions that entice visitors.
The allure of the city doesn't fade across the three main areas – Old City, New City and East Jerusalem – in which you can book a great range of Jerusalem hotels.
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Read on for the lowdown on Jerusalem’s hotel scene. We’ll tell you everything you need to know…
Class and style simply ooze from many of the city's luxury hotels, with bright, breezy and magnificent reception atriums leading the way towards deluxe rooms and swimming pools.
Budget hotels can be found, though there isn't an infinite supply of cut-price rooms. Book early if you want to spend as little as possible in Jerusalem; the best value accommodation is in high demand.
You can book both modern and traditional cheap hotels, and they are located all around Jerusalem. Tulip Inn, Ramada and Crowne Plaza all have hotels in the city, although most properties are run and managed by local companies.
The Old City, the historical heart of Jerusalem, is divided into quarters and is the place to be to see the holy sites. Hotels are in very short supply within the Old City walls. To be close to these sites, it's best to stay in the eastern neighbourhoods of New City, which is to the west of Old City, or in East Jerusalem. The most modern hotels in Jerusalem are in New City in the areas close to the Old City walls.
Museums and religious sites top the list of the most popular attractions in Jerusalem...
Top five attractions
Also known as the Western Wall, this holy site in the Old City is the remaining wall of a sacred temple and is one of the holiest places in Jerusalem.
Dome of the Rock
You cannot miss the glittering dome atop Temple Mount. The shrine is sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims.
Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial
A memorial that documents many of the atrocities and honours the victims of the Holocaust; President Barack Obama has toured this moving facility.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
An important pilgrimage location for Christians, this is said to be where Jesus Christ was crucified, buried and was resurrected. It is located in the Christian Quarter of the Old City.
This museum, in the Givat Ram district, houses some of the world's oldest and most important works, including some of religious significance.
Special memories are made when you attend some of the city’s annual events. Here are three of the most popular events in Jerusalem…
Jerusalem Day; May: Marking the reunification of Jerusalem and Israeli control over the Old City in the 1960s, this day is celebrated worldwide as well as in Jerusalem with ceremonies and religious services for fallen comrades.
Wine Festival; July: Sample some of Israel's finest wines at this popular event at the Israel Museum, where your entrance free buys you a refillable wine glass.
Chanukah; December: An important date in the Jewish calendar, stroll through the city streets, especially in Mea Shearim, to see candles and lamps (menorah) burning and taste delicious treats such as the potato cakes known as latkes.