סדרת סיורים ברחובות ירושלים

Streets of Jerusalem

January – February 2019

The streets of the city are connected to the story of Jerusalem’s development through history:  streets that lead to holy places like the Via Dolorosa; streets that connect between cities like Jaffa Road; streets where you can find businesses and shopping, food and entertainment, and also streets shrouded in shadows and mystery.

Travel the ancient and the modern roads, along the way hearing the stories of the streets and the buildings which line them.


 

King George Street

The British street that changed the city center

Friday, January 11 I 10:00

The tour negotiates King George Street which was paved by the British during the period of the British Mandate, and changed the city center beyond recognition.

There will be stories about this street which became a lively center of Jewish Jerusalem from the 1930’s to the 1950’s, and about the Women in Black and the Women in White.

It  will focus on the architecture of the buildings which were built along the street and include visits: to the Dutch princess’s hotel, the Jewish Agency, a windmill, theaters, schools, Heichal Shlomo and the Great Synagogue, “Yeshurun” Synagogue, the Goldschmidt boardinghouse, and others.

Guide: Architect Moshe Shapira

  • Cost: 90 NIS for adults / 80 NIS for Israeli Senior Citizens and Students
  • Tour is in Hebrew
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Hillel Street

The street where shops became national and international chains

Friday, January 25 I 10:00

Only a few feet from the “Jerusalem triangle”, stroll along Hillel Street, a street which through the decades became an important part of the new, developing city center. The street, named after Rabbi Hillel the Elder, is located parallel to Shamai Street.

Learn about educational and religious institutes, tourism and culture, business and government which operated on the street throughout the years: among the sites in the tour are the old Knesset building which is being renovated into the Museum of the Knesset; the mythological Ta’amon Coffee; “Theater Passage”; the German Compound, the garden of the Museum of Italian Art.

Guide: Dr. Reuven Gafni

  • Cost: 90 NIS for adults / 80 NIS for Israeli Senior Citizens and Students
  • Tour is in Hebrew
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Agron Street - Mamilla Road

The streets which lead from the Old City to the New

Friday, February 8 I 10:00

A tour to the exciting and beautiful complexes on Agron Street and Mamilla Road. Learn about the neighborhood of Mamilla which was built as a neighborhood for merchants and craftsmen.

Track the changes that this neighborhood has undergone from its initial construction until its modern transformation into a shopping and entertainment complex as a result of one of the most expensive, large-scale renovation projects in the history of modern Israel.

Discover the Byzantine finds; mysterious, large, ancient pools; and glamorous, ornate hotels. Learn about controversial museums and the house in which Theodor Herzl slept during his visit to Jerusalem.

Guide: Eldad Brin

  • Cost: 90 NIS for adults / 80 NIS for Israeli Senior Citizens and Students
  • Tour is in Hebrew
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Nablus Road

The main road from Jerusalem to Nablus

Thursday, February 21 I 10:00

A tour of Nablus Road, which was used as one of the most important roads leaving Jerusalem to the north and past the city of Nablus. Begin at Damascus Gate, the most beautiful gate of Jerusalem’s Old City, and walk along the road.

Listen to the stories of the various neighborhoods which were built along the road throughout the years, and visit the Garden Tomb, St. George’s Cathedral, the Orient House and the American Colony Hotel. The tour concludes in the Shimon HaTzadik neighborhood and the tomb of Shimon HaTzadik which is within the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.

Guide:  Dr. Yaron Ovadia

  • Cost: 90 NIS for adults / 80 NIS for Israeli Senior Citizens and Students
  • Tour is in Hebrew
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The Fine Print:

  • Tours duration: 3 hours
  • Sign up by calling *2884 or on the website www.tod.org.il. The Reservations Centre operates Sunday to Thursday from 08:00-16:00.
  • Notice of the meeting place will be sent via email upon registration.
  • Cancellation policy:
    No fee if cancelled at least 4 business days before the meeting
    50% fee if cancelled 1-4 days prior to the meeting date
    Full fee if cancelled the day of the meeting
  • The Tower of David Museum reserves the right to make changes in the program / series, and to replace and / or add lecturer
  • Due to unforeseen constraints there may be changes in the dates of the meetings. In this case, every effort will be made by the Tower of David to notify all applicants of the change in advance