Jerusalem, without exaggeration, can be called one of the most important cities on our planet. It is located at the junction of civilizations, cultures and religions. Jerusalem preserves the memories of the great kings of the ancient kingdom of Israel, the rulers of the Roman and Byzantine empires and the caliphs of the powerful Arab states. Jesus Christ and the Prophet Muhammad, the founders of future world religions, once roamed the streets of the Old City.
A huge number of pilgrims, as well as secular tourists, visit Jerusalem every year to touch the Wailing Wall, pray in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and walk the way of Christ to Calvary. The historic heart of Jerusalem – the Old City is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The traditions of Byzantine, Arabic and Jewish architecture are intertwined in a bizarre mosaic here. Of no less interest are the new districts of the city, which began to form much later. A special place among them is occupied by Mea Shearim, where orthodox Jews still prefer to settle.
* The list does not include areas of the city that can be seen as separate attractions in various sources: the Old City of Jerusalem, the Temple Mount, Mount of Olives, the Jewish Quarter and others.