One of the best markets in all of Jerusalem is the Machane Yehuda Market and its surrounding neighborhood. Partially covered and partially open air this market has been a popular destination for locals and tourists a like for the past 100 years. There are over 250 vendors offering everything from fresh fruit to baked goods, fish, meats, cheeses, spices, alcohol, textiles, housewares, jewelry and more.
The Bahai faith has produced some of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments, from the Lotus Temple in Delhi to the House of Worship in Illinois. Israel is home to the Bahai World Centre, the spiritual and administrative heart of the Bahai community throughout the world. If you’re interested in learning more about this fascinating religion, visit some of the buildings and monuments of the Bahai of Israel.
Whether or not you are religiously inclined, visiting Jerusalem at Christmas time is a wonderful experience. Though the typical trappings of the holiday are not omnipresent, the city has a lot to offer for any traveler.