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Tourist Attractions in Israel

The most interesting and beautiful tourist sites in Israel

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About Israel

Israel is a state of the Middle East, washed by the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. It is a country with an ancient history. The level of economy and life of the population is the highest among Middle Eastern countries. Half of the whole territory of the country is desert, but on the other half a tourist can see a great variety of nature, architecture, traditions.

Most of the objects and places in the country are of great importance for believers. A significant part of them is located in the capital, Jerusalem. There are many temples, some of which are the oldest in the world. The main directions of tourism in Israel are pilgrimage, beach holidays, excursions and medical tourism.

Sea coasts with hotels of different classes make Israel attractive for lovers of water sports. Dead Sea, thermal and mud springs are popular with those wishing to improve their health. Young people will find noisy discos and parties in Tel Aviv.
The country has many natural parks, there is even a marine observatory. Those who like to be outdoors can choose a hiking route through the largest man-made forest of Yatir or spend a few days on the shores of the picturesque Lake Tiberias. Shopping and restaurants will complement any holiday with a wide variety of goods and dishes.

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Top-22 Tourist Attractions in Israel

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

24264 reviews
An ancient temple complex in Jerusalem, built on the site of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Contains several important relics. It is divided among six Christian denominations. Every year on Holy Saturday on the eve of Orthodox Easter, the Holy Fire is carried from here.

Western Wall

9465 reviews
Israel’s main religious landmark. A section of the wall of the old temple, which is a holy site for Jews all over the world. A place of pilgrimage and prayer. It is customary to put notes with requests between the stones of the Wall.
Open time
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours

Old City

One of the oldest cities of Jerusalem. Currently united with Tel Aviv, but retains the status of an independent “cultural capital”, an original open-air monument. There are museums, galleries and many tourist sites in the city.

Via Dolorosa

463 reviews
One of the oldest streets in Jerusalem, located in the Old City. It is believed to be the street where Jesus walked to the crucifixion carrying his cross. Nine of the 14 Stations of the Way of the Cross are located on this street. A place of pilgrimage for Christians all over the world.

Azrieli Mall

27348 reviews
A complex of three towers and a shopping centre at their base. Located in Tel Aviv. The towers have an individual architectural appearance, although stylistically unified. They are called Round, Triangular, Square. The Round Tower is the tallest, 182 metres. It has a viewing platform, from which you can see the whole city.
Open time
Monday: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM

House-Weather in Tel Aviv

One of the most unusual buildings in the city, it looks like a pagoda. There are other styles in the architecture and the building looks pretentious. A historical and architectural monument with almost a century of its own history.

Jordan River

3921 reviews
It is the natural border between Jordan and Israel and flows into the Dead Sea. There are many archaeological sites in the area of the river. The main waterway of the region. The legendary sacred river in which Jesus was baptised. A place of active pilgrimage of believers.

Baháʼí Garden Haifa

12567 reviews
A grandiose garden and park ensemble representing a great variety of plants and their decorative use. 19 terraces of landscaped gardens descend from the majestic Bahai temple to the coast. Included in the UNESCO Heritage List.
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14385 reviews
The garden where, according to legend, Christ prayed on the night of his betrayal. Nowadays several temples have been built on this place. Green spaces are also present, among them there are some very ancient trees – olive trees.

Masada National Park

25606 reviews
A powerful ancient defensive structure on top of an impregnable rock in the Judean Desert. From ancient times it was used as a fortress and a fortified dwelling for the ruler and his family. In the ruins there are many ancient buildings of historical value.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Al-Aqsa Mosque

18288 reviews
Built on the Temple Mount, it has a centuries-old history and is considered the oldest mosque in the world. It is of great historical and religious importance. The building was erected in 636, after which it was repeatedly rebuilt. Inside there are seven galleries, the walls are decorated with marble and mosaics.

Dome of the Rock

4616 reviews
Located on the Temple Mount, on an elevated position. Built over the legendary Foundation Stone, which is located inside. One of the oldest monuments of Islamic culture. An imposing, richly decorated building topped with a large golden dome.

Church of the Annunciation

10322 reviews
Catholic church in Nazareth. The modern building was built on the site of an older temple, which was erected on the place where, according to legends, the Holy Family lived and the Annunciation took place.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM

Church of the Nativity

11747 reviews
A church built on the site of the birth of Jesus Christ. One of the two main churches of the Holy Land. Services have been held here since 339. One of the oldest active churches in the world. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Underwater Observatory Park

16799 reviews
Entertainment complex with a marine theme. It includes the “observatory” itself on the bottom of the Red Sea, among the reefs “Japanese gardens” and several aquariums with aquatic inhabitants (sharks, turtles). Children will be especially interested to visit this place.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Kings City Eilat

160 reviews
Entertainment complex in Eilat. An impressive palace building in terms of area and number of attractions. Biblical stories of the Old Testament are used as the main theme of the park. Inside there is Ancient Egypt and real waterfalls.


316 reviews
A large desert that occupies almost half of Israel. On its territory there are archaeological excavations, monasteries, natural unique objects. The most popular among tourists are the mountains of the central Negev.

Caesarea National Park

25595 reviews
The ruins of an entire city, some of which have been preserved very well and provide an opportunity to get acquainted with the peculiarities of urban life of the past millennia. The largest open-air museum in Israel. Located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, a visit can be combined with a beach holiday. Separately offered diving tour to see archaeological objects on the seabed.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sea of Galilee

2957 reviews
A large freshwater lake in northern Israel, a source of drinking water for the region. It is of great historical, fishing and recreational importance. It is repeatedly mentioned in the Bible and is a place of pilgrimage. On the shores of the lake there are many places of rest, beaches, water and mud treatment centres. There is active commercial fishing in the waters of the lake.

Rosh HaNikra Grottoes

17249 reviews
A complex of karst caves, with grottoes and tunnels, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. A natural attraction that attracts many tourists with its unusual beauty. Inside the grottoes there are pedestrian paths and lighting. The whole route stretches about 600 metres.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Dead Sea

9342 reviews
The saltiest body of water on Earth. A unique natural object, a source of useful salts and minerals. The water has therapeutic properties, and there are many hotels and spa centres on the coast. It is a popular place of recreation and treatment for both locals and tourists.


A resort town on the shores of the Red Sea. Eilat’s tourist infrastructure is rich and active all year round. Many hotels of different comfort levels, sports and entertainment centres, bright underwater world of the coast have made the city one of the most popular holiday destinations in the country and the world.