A tour of the Old City in Jerusalem

Our readers in Jerusalem are taking us on a tour of David’s Citadel in the Old City.   The views from the top are spectacular.

The Old City is a walled area within modern-day Jerusalem and was added to the Unesco World Heritage sites in 1981.

The Old City is roughly divided into the Muslim Quarter, Christian Quarter, Armenian Quarter and Jewish Quarter and is surrounded by ancient walls that are 10 ft. thick.

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View to the Christian Quarter.  At center, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (the two grey domes).  In the distance to the right,  Mt. Scopus and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


View to the Christian Quarter and beyond it, the Moslem Quarter.  The tallbuilding at left is the Church of the Redeemer (Lutheran), located at the center of the Old City.  In the near distance, the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock.   In the far distance on the right, the Mount of Olives and the Church of Ascension. 
View to the Armenian Quarter.  In the mid-distance, the Church and Abbey of the Dormition (Catholic) on Mount Zion.  In the far distance, the Mount of Evil Counsel.
David’s Citadel, guarding the western entrance to the Old City.  It was built by Suleiman the Magnificent 1535-1542.  The tall minaret, known as “David’s Tower,” is one of the most iconic symbols of the Holy Land.