Jerusalem – Holy City for 3 Religions
Jerusalem is the one of holy city that is significantly important to three religions Islam, Christianity and Judaism. This multicultural and historical city holds the many tourist attractions that backs to centuries old and preserved meticulously. Tourist belonging to all three religion visit Jerusalem to witness the holy sites for their significance and attraction. There are many day tours for tourist visiting Jerusalem to enjoy and have grandiose experience.
Jerusalem for tourist belonging to Judaism
This city holds it significance to roots of Judaism back to the early 10th century BC. According to the holy book of Old Testament the city of Jerusalem is marked as the holy city. One of the other names according to the Old Testament of Jerusalem is Zion and the word Jerusalem is mention almost 669 time and Zion 154 time. The hold book of Torah gives an entire narration about the holy site of First Temple Mount that was built in the 10th century and was demolished by Nebuchadnezzar in 587BC. On the later stage the second Temple was built on the same place in 6th BC century which was later wrecked in 70AD by the Romans. During the excavations in Jerusalem all these narrations got verified which were mentioned in the Jewish Torah.
As of today, the only remain of the Temple mount is the Western wall which is one of the holiest sites for Jews and around the world all Jews face Jerusalem to pray. Some of the major Jewish sites in this wonderful city are the novel biblical city of David, Mount of Zion, King David’s tomb, Synagogue of Hurva.
Jerusalem for tourist belonging to Islam
After Makkah and Medina in Saudi Arabia, Jerusalem holds historic and significant value for Muslims all over the world as it was the first Qibla which is Mosque of Al-Aqsa. It is also believed that the last messenger of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) visited this Mosque which is narrated as the nocturnal journey. Many Muslim’s scriptures and holy scripts mentions the significance of Jerusalem. The holy mosque of Jerusalem Al-Aqsa significance is that Muslims prayed towards its direction, but it was changed during 625 to Makkah in Saudi Arabia. The holy site of Temple Mount includes Al-Aqsa and Dome of Rock. It is also narrated in Islamic tradition the Magnificent Sultan Suleiman built the Old city walls and this city was ruled for many years by Muslims.
Jerusalem for tourist belonging to Christianity
The life of Jesus Christ is highly associated with Jerusalem and Israel. This is the city where he was brought up, preached his people, crucified and will be brought back to life by God. The city with holds many grandiose churches and monasteries still operating and erected which dates back to centuries. The most significant sites for Christians in Jerusalem are Mount of Olives, Church of Pater Noster, Church of Dominus Flevit, Church of All Nations and the Magnificent Garden of Gethsemane. The church of the Holy Sepulchre in Via Dolorosa. Some other significant sites are The Room of Last Supper and Church of Ascension.