Long venerated as a holy city in Islam, Christianity and Judaism, Jerusalem’s recorded history spans over 3,000 years. Every year tourists from all over the world flock to visit the sacred and historical sights of this popular destination. Points of interest such as the Stations of the Cross, Garden Tomb and the famous Dome of the Rock, al-Aqsa mosque and the Western Wall encapsulate the rich, yet turbulent history of Jerusalem while resonating on a personal level with religious sects and world religions. Today’s Jerusalem still retains much of its past – permeating the atmosphere of the city and lingering in the shadows of its holy sites.
Apart from its deeply spiritual significance,
modern-day Jerusalem paints itself as a
metropolis – complete with restaurants,
museums, shopping malls, and cafes.