Local Attractions

Enjoy an alluring blend of traditional and modern attractions in Jerusalem. Tour historic sites, explore bustling markets and indulge in exclusive shopping and dining experiences.

Jerusalem is hailed as one of the most ancient and holy cities in the world. The city boasts many historical sites that are sacred to the three monotheistic religions of Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Enter the Old City from the Jaffa Gate, minutes from the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem. The Old City is divided into quarters - Armenian, Christian, Jewish and Muslim. Visit each quarter, tour the ancient sites and savor each quarter's unique ambiance.

Steps from the Jaffa Gate is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christians believe Christ was crucified and buried. Stroll along to the Wailing Wall, one of the most sacred sites for Judaism, built by King Herod around 19 BC. Visit one of the most famous Islamic sites in the world, Temple Mount, containing the golden Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque. Wander through the courtyards and marvel at the stone archways and architecture.

Enjoy luxurious days shopping and dining in downtown Jerusalem. Experience the sights and smells of local Jerusalem with a visit to the bustling Machane Yehuda Market. Treat yourself to colorful Middle Eastern jewelry and textiles from the lively vendors. Explore the exclusive boutiques of Alrov Mamilla Shopping Avenue overlooking the Old City. Observe the beautiful stone buildings and sophisticated atmosphere while exploring designer stores.

Featured attractions near the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem:

Old City
Mahane Yehuda Market
Alrov Mamilla Avenue
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre
The Wailing Wall
Al-Aqsa Mosque
The Dome of the Rock
Mount of Olives
Damascus Gate

Mahane Yehuda Market

Machane Yehuda Market

Considered Jerusalem's ultimate place to feast your eyes and appetite. The market offers vibrant outings, fresh produce and hypnotizing merchants. This unique destination continues to develop and symbolizes a great example for where tradition meets with new mesmerizing fashions and sights.

View over historical district Yemin Moshe from the Old City of Jerusalem

The Artists' Colony of Jerusalem

The colony serves as a workplace for artists and designers from various fields. When walking around its magical galleries, you may see artists at work, learn different art techniques and purchase works directly from the artists.

Giraffe in Biblical Zoo

Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

Located in the Malha neighborhood, and is famous for its Afro-Asiatic collection of wildlife many of which are ascribed in the Hebrew Bible, as well as its success in breeding endangered species. The Biblical Zoo was the most popular tourist attraction in Israel.


Mamilla shopping mall

Mamilla Mall

This outdoor promenade with cobblestone streets hosts upper scale shops, restaurants and cafes. The ambiance is European. The mall links the city center and the Old City, just across from the Waldorf Astoria. Enjoy art, restored buildings and entertainment.

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