Pinsteps. The Independence Park in Jerusalem

Independence Park is Jerusalem's second-largest park located next to the Mamilla cemetery. Muslim graves date to the 13th century. The most popular tradition states that there is Lion's cave in the park, which preserves bones of Jewish, Christians, and Muslims as well. A lion - the God's creature, was placed to the cave to guard the dead. Christians believe that the remains of monks who were massacred by the Persians in 614 preserved in the cave. Jewish tradition states that the bones of Jews killed by the Seleucid Greeks are buried there. Muslims say that the remains from the nearby Mamilla cemetery were transferred by Allah to the cave to save them from a fire. The one fact is undisputable - there is a sacred place in the holy city where the three religions come together to guard the dead.

Photo מאת Elians מוויקיפדיה העברית, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17934749


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Jerusalem behind the city walls

This trip is the full-day walking tour to Jerusalem for those who have already been in the city more than one time. We will start the day with two amazing museums that discover the real streets of Jerusalem from the time of King David and King Herod the Great. The city of King David impresses with its antiquity and authenticity. The Jerusalem archaeological park - Davidson Center shows the buildings of the vicinity of the Second Jerusalem Temple, its streets, and even shops of artisans. We will visit the Wailing Wall. We will walk along the southern walls of the old city to the Sultan's Pool and climb a little up the slope to the old windmill in the first suburb built behind the city walls. From the quarter of Moses Montefiori, we will approach the legendary King David Hotel and stop for a rest in Independence Park. At the end of the day, we will take a leisurely walk and eat at the most colorful, tasty, and famous city market - Mahane Yehuda.

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