May 28, 2020

14 Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Palestine

Religious sites of the Muslim, Christian and Jewish faiths including the birthplace of Jesus Christ are located in Palestine. Furthermore, archaeological sites, ample past and rich cultural heritage make Palestine a unique center of world history.

Palestine offers hikes along coasts, in its considerable valleys, in deserts, towns, and nice marketplaces. Visitors will enjoy the hospitality and food of the Palestine. According to many tourists who have recently visited Palestine, the Palestinian people are well-behaved and most hospitable. Here are some locations in Palestine to visit.

 

Al Haram Ash Sharif /Temple Mount, Jerusalem

According to Islamic faith the Prophet Muhammad ascending to heaven from this spot, It is believed to be the burial site of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Rebecca, and Leah .Jewish says, it was here that Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son. Its gold plated dome is symbol of city and the dome covers a slab of stone sacred to both faiths.

 

 

Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Jerusalem

The church is believed by many Christians to be built over the biblical Calvary, or Golgotha, where Jesus was nailed to the cross, died and rose from the dead. For the past 16 centuries, pilgrims have travelled far to worship here.

 

The Western Wall, Jerusalem

The western wall is considered holy due to its connection to the Temple Mount. Because of the Temple Mount entry restrictions, the Wall is the holiest place where Jews are permitted to pray, though the holiest site in the Jewish faith lies behind I known in Islam as the Buraq Wall, is an old limestone wall in the Old City of Jerusalem.

 

 

The Garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem

Having lush green landscape this garden is filled with olive trees, and comprise a path through it. It is believed that Jesus have been praying before being arrested and taken for crucifixion from here. Its peaceful atmosphere allows visitors to walk about the gardens and absorb the calm it provides. The gardens are a true paradise of nature and should not be missed.

 

 

Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem

Millions of pilgrims arrived on the Holy Land every year to see this holy place. It is believed that church to be built on the spot where Jesus was born, was originally commissioned in 326 CE by Emperor Constantine and has seen countless variations since. A restoration project is in progress to save the building.

 

 

Mar Saba Monastery, Bethlehem

Located at 20km drive east of Bethlehem (beyond Beit Sahour), Mar Saba Monastery is a must see place to visit. This beautiful monastery was founded in 439 CE, men are permitted inside but women must see cliff-clinging copper-domed hermitage from opposite slope. Different tours are also available.

 

 

 

Solomon’s Pools, Bethlehem

During Roman times, a series of natural springs filled three rectangular reservoirs supplying water via tunnels to Jerusalem and Herodian. The springs were used into the 20th century for irrigating crops in the surrounding fertile valley.

 

Ruins of Samaritan palaces, Nablus

This site is located near Nablus. A new community tourism project in the Palestinian village of Sebastia makes staying on in this picturesque region a wonderful experience. Young local guides provide services for hikes from the information Centre to the Ottoman railway station or the Islamic shrines located nearby hilltops. The elegant little Sebastia Guesthouse serves up breakfasts of fresh bread, olive oil, herbs and fruit taken from nearby area. The information Centre and guesthouse are located just on the edge of the village’s main square.

 

Hammam ash-Shifa, Nablus

The 17th-century Hamman ash-Shifa is the best known archeological site. Some local organizations and hotels are offering organized trips which include Turkish bath experience, tea, sweets and shisha in the bath’s luxurious outer room. The ash-Shifa also hosts Arabic music concerts time to time.

Hisham’s Palace, Jericho

Having carved stone work, this is one of Jericho’s most elegant sights which presents an impression of glory of the palace. Mosaic shows off the skill of the 8th century Umayyad craftsmen. In a restoration project this place was well preserved in 2013.

 

 

Dead sea, Jericho

 it is located near the city Jericho having  length  50 km and width 15 km ,It is one of the most beautiful tourist spots in Palestine .It is  characterized by the presence of mud filled with salts and minerals, which has much benefits to the  skin health  and it is considered one of the richest species of clay.As salt  mass is higher  in this sea,  It is one of the most saline seas on earth.

 

Hebron’s Souk

This is small handicrafts market which include crafts made by local women. There is a food street also, on the benches across from the shop, you can sit with a falafel sandwich prepaid in oily, salty, delicious Hebron style with fried potatoes and take sip of tea with some of these remarkable women.

 

Deir Ghassaneh, Ramallah

Located in the north of Ramallah , Deir Ghassana is one of the best tourist spot in Palestine. Most of the houses of Deir Ghassana comprise  wells for storage of grains,  olive oil and water.

If you are a fan of food  don’t miss  Deir Ghassaneh , you can taste local food and even
you can learn how to cook it. Deir Ghassaneh was built in 18 th century. Furthermore, tomb of Yasir Arfat, Nelsun mendelasqurre, Muhammad Darwish museum and old city are top tourist destinations in Ramallah.

 

Gaza

Built by Mamluk Sultan in 13th century, the Pasha’s palace is considerable place to visit in Gaza. A reminder of its past glory is on display in a small museum inside this building. In the old city, there’s a small building said to be the tomb of Samson from the Bible and a domed tomb said to be the resting place of the Prophet Muhammad’s great-grandfather, Hashim ibn Abd Manaf. Omari Mosque is located near to this area which is Gaza’s oldest Muslim house of worship. Its architectural elements describe that the mosque was previously a Crusader church. Antiques are available in old city. After a busy day you can make your evening memorable visiting beach of Gaza.

 

 

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