ISPN 2018, Tel Aviv - The Holy Land

The Holy Land

Discover the different colors and many faces of Israel. History, spiritually and nature varying from green hilly landscapes to sand dunes in the desert, there are so many places to explore.
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Jerusalem

One of the most ancient cities in the world, sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims, Jerusalem offers an experience like no other.

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Old City

The Old City of Jerusalem has been a center of culture, religion, and history for thousands of years. Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Armenian quarters each add their own flavor to a walled area with narrow streets and ancient memories.

Temple Mount & Dome of the Rock

The template mount is home to the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa Mosque. It is Islam's third holiest site after Mecca and Medina, and the dome has come to define the Jerusalem skyline. There are about 100 different structures to see on the mount, spanning from various time periods. These include prayer spots, arches, and fountains.

Western Wall

The Western Wall supports the outer portion of Temple Mount, upon which the Second Temple once stood. This Jewish Holy site built during the 1st century BCE on the original stones of Jerusalem, and was originally about 30 meter high.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher is believed to be the site of the crucifixion, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. The church was built during the 4th century by Emperor Constantine, who made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire.

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Israel Museum

The Israel Museum compiles 5000 years of culture in 50,000 square meters of indoor galleries and outdoor sculpture gardens. The collection stretches from prehistoric archaeology to contemporary art.

Highlights are titanic statues of the Archaeological Wing and the Dead Sea Scrolls: some of the world's oldest biblical manuscripts.

Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center is the official memorial to the Holocaust and consists of several museums and exhibitions, as well as a number of memorials.

 

Dead Sea

The Dead Sea, known in Hebrew as the Sea of Salt, is the lowest point on earth and is actually not a sea but a lake. The Dead Sea water has a density of 1.24 kg/liter, which makes swimming like floating. The water is the 9.6 times saltier as the ocean and one of the world's saltiest bodies of water. As no fish can survive in these waters, it got its name ''Dead Sea''. You can enjoy the floating, as well as the medical properties of the water and mud.
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Masada

Aside the Dead Sea is this UNESCO World Heritage Site ancient fortress that offers a breath-taking view of the Dead Sea and surrounding mountains. The archaeological site can be climbed by foot or visited via cable car.

 


Negev Desert

The south of Israel is covered by a desert the size of half of Israel's total land area. Largely unpopulated, there are still many beautiful things to see. From Bedouin cities, kibbutzim to craters and rocks of fantastic colors and shapes.

Ramon Crater

The town of Mitzpe Ramon is a great starting point to see part of the magical desert, as it sits on the Ramon Crater. This erosion crater is the world's largest (40 km long and between 2-10 km wide) as was created 220 million years ago when oceans were still covering the area. It is unique and stunning, and you can hike or bike in it, explore nature and wildlife, or take a jeep tour. The Visitor Center in Mitzpe Ramon tells the geological and historical story of the region.

Ein Avdat

In the Zin Valley, the waters of the Avdat spring have carved out an impressive canyon. Ein Avdat National Park offers remarkable panoramas, beautiful hikes through the incredible desert scenery, a flowing waterfall, caves, and pools surrounded by wildlife.

 

Galilei

Opposite the country, the desert scenery is nowhere to imagine, with vineyards, rural towns, and green hills and valleys. The Galilee is the area where you will find the famous Sea of Galilee, the Jordan River and many historical places such as Nazareth and Tiberias.
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Sea of Galilee

The Kineret, or Sea of Galilee, is Israel's largest freshwater reservoir and the place where Jesus is said to have walked on water. The lake is surrounded by places worthwhile a visit, ranging from religious sites, out and hot springs.

Haifa

Haifa is the third largest city in the country, set upon a mountain facing the Mediterranean Sea. Some of the sights here include the Bahai Gardens, the German Colony, and several museums.


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