The three great cities of Israel
Christians call it “the Holy Land”, but millions of Jews simply call it “home”. This much-disputed land, situated at the intersection of the three major religions and cultures, is also a worthwhile tourist destination. The three great cities of Israel is what we are going to talk in a few words today.
Jerusalem, the largest and most famous city in Israel, is one of the oldest cities in the world, hailed as holy by all three Abrahamic religions: Christianity, Islam and Judaism. With Jewish administration but disputed by the Palestinians as well, the status of Jerusalem remains the core of the Judeo-Palestinian conflict. Throughout its turbulent history, the city has been destroyed two times, besieged some 23 times and captured 44 times.
Not to be missed in Jerusalem are: the Garden Tomb, David’s Citadel, the Temple Mount and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Tel Aviv is one of the most beautiful cities in Israel, a port by the Mediterranean Sea. Widely acknowledged as (still) the capital city of Israel, the city has the second-largest economy in the Middle East and a prolific nightlife. It is famous for its 24/7 culture, so the city is virtually “alive” around the clock.
Finally, Haifa is the third city in Israel, rich and famous mainly thanks to its petroleum industry. Nevertheless, though successful as an industrial city, Haifa is also a cultural hub, home to a Theatre and the Krieger Centre for the Performing Arts. The city also houses many museums, among which it is worth visiting the National Museum of Science, the Israeli Oil Museum and the Haifa Museum of Art.
In the past, it was said that no life was complete without a visit to the Holy Land. Also, with Israel car hire you can drive throughout the country freely.