5 Ms of Jerusalem (MURALS, MALLS, MUSEUMS, MARKETS and MEALS!)
Other than religious sites, there are also several contemporary places worth visiting in Jerusalem:
Jerusalem New City
Living in the new city of Jerusalem, one might observe the building structures are also made up of stone walls. According to the guide (Jerusalem Municipality Free tour) there is a municipality policy which requires all building facade in Jerusalem to be made up of rock boulders:
This is the largest urban mall in Jerusalem, just across the Jaffa Gate of the Old City.
One interesting section of this mall is that shops were rebuilt from old building brick walls in Jerusalem. See the numbers written against this shops wall, to mark the position of each bricks while rebuilding).
Yad Vashem – Holocaust Museum
It is worthwhile to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum, it houses the genocidal artifacts of Jewish people around Europe under the Nazi regime. The entrance is free, and there is a free shuttle van that picks up and drops off at the Mount Herzl light rail station.
“Righteous Among The Nations” are honored to those people who in their own way was able to save lives of the Jewish people during the Holocaust.
Israel National Museum
We took taxi cab coming here, and entrance fee is reasonable. Would advise you to come on those days when they provide free guides all around the galleries of Israel Museum.
Feast and Travel will never be complete with the “Foodtrips”:
If I would recommend a restaurant, it is the “Focaccia Bar” in the new city, first because it is open on Sabbath (Saturday) ¬- when most of the shops in Jerusalem are close (sunset of Friday till Saturday evening), secondly they have some coupons worth using (eg. Free glass of wine):
Lastly, their menus are nice, especially their Gnocchi, so nice that in fact we dined here twice!
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This is the last edition of Israel edition for this month. Hope you enjoy our special edition on Israel.