Visit some of the world’s most recognisable historic sites, witness iconic architecture and archaeological wonders; or opt for luxurious retail therapy during your stay at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is one of the oldest and most diverse cities in the world, with a wide range of extraordinary cultural attractions within and without the ancient city walls. Situated in one of the Eternal City’s most prestigious locations at the intersection of King David, Agron and Mamila streets, The Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem enjoys easy access to the Jaffa Gate and many of the city’s most famous sites.
Visit the Wailing Wall, pay your respects at Yad Vashem, shop at the bustling, pedestrian-only Mamilla Shopping district, or catch a glimpse of the Old World in the heart of Jerusalem, in picturesque Mea Shearim.
The Concierge at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem will be happy to arrange a guided tour or a visit to any of Jerusalem’s incredible local attractions, which include:
Often referred to as the Western Wall, the Kotel (Wailing Wall) is the foremost Jewish religious site, and is located in the Old City of Jerusalem, within walking distance of the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem hotel.
Venerated as the sole remnant of the Holy Temple, the Kotel is the pre-eminent place of pilgrimage for Jews, with parts of the wall dating back as far as 19 BC.
Situated at 58 King George Street, the Great Synagogue of Jerusalem is the city’s central synagogue, and one of Jerusalem’s main spiritual, cultural and social hubs.
Dedicated to the Jewish lives lost in the Holocaust and during the establishment and defense of the State of Israel, this magnificent building acts as a symbol of the tragedies and hopes of the Jewish people.
The bustling, pedestrian-only Mamilla shopping district is the very embodiment of luxury and sophistication in the heart of the Eternal City, and is garnering increasing international renown for its boutique shops and designer retail stores.
Mamilla represents the seamless fusion of antiquity and modernity, with high-end retail destinations and impeccably preserved historical structures from the 19th century, as well as a plush avenue paved with Jerusalem stone, which provides visitors with spectacular views of the Old City.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is a Christian church situated within the walled Old City of Jerusalem, and venerated by many Christians as Golgotha - the Hill of Calvary.
One of the foremost Christian pilgrimage destinations, the site is held as the location of the death and resurrection of Jesus, and today serves as the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem.
The Dome of the Rock is an Islamic religious landmark situated on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Completed in 691-692 BC, the Dome of the Rock was designed by Byzantine architects commissioned by the Caliph, and is the oldest existing Islamic building in the world.
Yad Vashem (Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority) is the State of Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.
Dedicated to preserving the memory of the past, and imparting its meaning for the benefit of future generations, Yad Vashem represents the Jewish people’s living memorial, acting as a center for documentation, research, education and commemoration.
The Jewish Quarter is one of four traditional quarters of the Old City of Jerusalem.
This south-eastern sector of the walled Old City is situated directly west of the Temple Mount, and is home to a number of synagogues and a wealth of holy and historical sites.
Mount Zion is a spectacular, historic elevation situated to the west of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
Mount Zion is home to a number of historic sites, including the Dormition Abbey, King David's Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper.
Situated atop a hill in the Givat Ram area of Western Jerusalem, the Magnificent Knesset building is home to the legislative branch of the Israeli government.
Financed by the philanthropist James A. de Rothschild as a gift to the State of Israel, the legislature holds regular exhibitions, as well as morning tours in Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Russian and Spanish.
Situated outside the walls of the Old City, the neighbourhood of Mea Shearim offers a glimpse of the Old World in the very heart of Jerusalem.
Populated mainly by Haredi Jews, Mea Shearim was established in 1874 and inhabitants observe many of the distinctive dress, speech and cultural traditions of their Biblical ancestors.