A Day in Jerusalem

Jerusalem

To Stay

Mamilla Hotel – This luxurious five star hotel is conveniently located in the middle of the historic old town. Mamilla Hotel is part of Leading Hotels of the World for good reason, this beautiful accommodation offers stylish bedrooms, exceptional restaurants and a renowned spa & holistic wellbeing.

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To Eat

Adom – Adom restaurant is known for its fine cuisine, elegant wine menu and wonderful atmosphere. In 2013 Adom moved to the First Train Station compound, a new centre for culture, fairs, music and food. It was built on the foundations of the historical Jerusalem old train station, and is a lovely place to wander round before or after eating.

Machneyuda – The original restaurant from the Palomar and Barbary team in London, Machneyuda is a culinary institution in Jerusalem. The open kitchen ensures the venue is always lively and fun. Guests are treated to a constantly changing market-to-table menu of seasonal treats, I loved everything I tasted, from creamy polenta with rustic mushroom ragout, to the utterly indulgent Chamshuka (hummus topped with grilled meat).

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To See

There are so many important historic and religious sights to see in Jerusalem, but you can tick most of them off just wandering round the maze of streets in the old town.

Mount Scopus –  These mountains offer a spectacular view of old city. It is best to head up here first to get an overview of the city before heading down to explore.

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To Do

Machne Yehuda Market – Whilst in Jerusalem keen foodies should visit the Machne Yehuda Market, a fragrant and busy market place filled with Israeli food specialities. Snack on freshly made herby falafel, a glass of fresh juice, or some sweet halva.

Thanks to the Israel Tourist Board for their help with this day trip, more information here.

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