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Art, archaeology, a memorial and reflections on Jerusalem's beginnings comprise some of the most interesting museums in the land.

Museums

Israel Museum

The Israel Museum

The Israel Museum ranks among the world's leading art and archaeology museums. It houses encyclopedic collections in its Archaeology, Fine Arts and Jewish Art and Life wings. This museum has the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world.

Yad VaShem

Yad Vashem

A living memorial to the Holocaust, Yad Vashem safeguards the memory of the past. Used as an intergenerational and international meeting place, the museum is the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust.

Tower of David Museum

The Tower of David Museum

Located in the medieval citadel known as the Tower of David, this museum is near the Jaffa Gate. Its exhibits detail the major events in Jerusalem's history from the second millennium BCE until the city became the capital of the State of Israel. The permanent exhibit includes explanations in Hebrew, Arabic and English.

In addition to the mentioned museums, you may pay a visit to: Bible Lands Museum, Menachem Begin Heritage Center, The Plugat Hakotel museum, The Museum of Islamic Art, The Rockefeller Museum, Jerusalem Artists House and many more.

Festivals and Events

The Israel Festival

An internationally-renowned interdisciplinary festival that takes place each year in Jerusalem - presents high-quality productions in dance, music, drama and performance theater from all over the world, as well as original Israeli productions and free outdoor performances for the general public.

Hutzot Hayotzer

Hutzot Hayotzer and the Sultan's Pool area have been the site of the annual International Arts and Crafts Fair or Festival, a 12-day event in August featuring the work of local and international artists. There are also open-air concerts, workshops for children and food booths. Many of Israel's leading pop and rock stars have performed at Hutzot Hayotzer. During the festival, the artist studios along the lane stay open late and the artists offer public demonstrations of their work.

The Jerusalem Festival of Light

An annual arts festival held every summer since 2009 in Jerusalem. The Hello magazine describes it is as a festival that displays the work of leading international artists whose light itself as their creative material.

There are many more, Jerusalem Night Market, Jerusalem Opera Festival, Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival, Tower of David Light Show and more

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