The Israel Museum
Another great place to experience beautiful paradoxical Jerusalem is the Isreal Museum. The largest museum in Israel is a beautiful collection of modern art and prehistory artifacts. You could wander around for days and still find something new to see and explore. Make sure you allow plenty of time for your visit. I was completely in awe of the juxtaposition of the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls housed the ultra modern building known as the Shrine of the Book.
Theism and Atheism
Modern Luxury Overlooking An Ancient City
A friend recently asked me, “Where did you stay in Jerusalem?” Her face when I told her that I stayed in a gorgeous hotel right in the heart of Jerusalem was priceless. I stayed at the Inbal Hotel and would also recommend the Abraham Hostel. Read more about my stay at Inbal.
Jerusalem is for Foodies
I would be remiss not to share that the food was amazing. You can certainly get your fill of hummus but you will also find contemporary twists to traditional Israeli cuisine throughout the city. I recommend several places. First, the Modern Restaurant at the Israel Museum. Feast your eyes on this:
Described as a veteran Jerusalemite food institution, the Adom Restaurant serves up exquisite seafood and international cuisine. It is located in an area of the city known as the First Station, a cultural food and shopping area built around the original railway station. Within walking distance of the Inbal Hotel, this area offers yet another place where tourists and locals can mix it up and enjoy beautiful paradoxical Jerusalem.