Filled with ancient history, religious sites, markets, and some of the best views Jerusalem is a very Instagrammable city. Weaving through the curved alleyways of the Old City, finding hidden gems, people watching, enjoying the many delicious findings in the market, it is easy to spend time exploring the city capturing it all on camera. While there are endless photo options, here are some of the most Instagrammable places in Jerusalem, some of which are visited on our tour of Jerusalem.
The Western Wall, the Wailing Wall, the Kotel – call it what you like, this ancient and meaningful site in the Old City of Jerusalem is easily one of the most Instagrammable places in Jerusalem, and all of Israel. One of the holiest sites in Judaism, the limestone wall is the remaining part of the second temple. This is a very powerful and spiritual destination in Jerusalem and it is essential to visit with the utmost respect. Whether you get an Instagram picture up close or climb the stairs to get a different vantage point, there are many ways to capture the impressive site for your Instagram feed.
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Dome of the Rock (Temple Mount)
While in the Old City exploring the Western Wall, you will also see the Dome of the Rock, an Islamic Shrine which sits on the Temple Mount. Another important and meaningful site, the Dome of the Rock dates back to 691 and is considered to be the third holiest site in Islam. The foundation stone that sits under the shrine is also considered a holy site in Judaism. While the visitors hours to actually go inside the dome are very limited, it is easy to view the ornate dome all over the city. Understandably one of the most Instagrammable places in Jerusalem, the Dome of the Rock is a striking attraction from any vantage point. To visit the Dome of the Rock (and the Mount of Olives), join this Jerusalem Mount of Olives and Temple Mount Tour.
The hustling and bustling market, also known as the “shuk” in Jerusalem, Machane Yehuda is a cornucopia of Insta-worthy moments. From the colorful fruit and vegetable vendors to the spice market and the fresh baked pastries and bourekas, if only Instagram could capture the smell. It is easy to spend plenty of time exploring this vibrant market, and easily some of the best people watching in the city as everyone comes from all parts of the city to this central market. One of the most Instagrammable places in Jerusalem, the market offers not only exciting and inspirational moments during the day, but in the evening an artsy surprise emerges as the vendors close their gates for the night, and reveal some amazing street art. The metal gates are each covered with works of art created by the art community in the city and offering a really exciting look into their work. You are sure to get some great Instagram stories here as well as you work your way through the delicious market in Jerusalem. Looking for a more in depth experience of the market? Join the Machane Yehuda Market Tour to explore all of the unique foods that the market has to offer. You’ll be introduced to a myriad of local spices and foods on this tour. Want to learn how to cook local dishes while exploring the market? Join the Machane Yehuda Market Tour & Cooking Workshop.
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Found at the bottom of the Jerusalem Hills, Ein Kerem is an ancient neighborhood that continues to thrive. A charming area, filled with cute alleyways, overflowing flowers, churches, restaurants, shops, and the well-known Hadassah Hospital which is notable for the Chagall windows in the synagogue. Some argue that Ein Kerem is the most beautiful neighborhood in Jerusalem. It has a unique geographical position and had a unique spiritual vibe. It is easy to explore this area snapping photos not only of the natural beauty but of the interesting buildings, people and surroundings including a Franciscan monastery and Russian Orthodox church. Ein Karem is one of the most Instagrammable places in Jerusalem and a great way to get inspired and beautiful Jerusalem Instagram photos.
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If you are looking to feel inspired and culturally connected, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem is one of the world leading museums in both art and archaeology. It is the biggest cultural institution of it’s kind in Israel and it is one of the most Instagrammable places in Jerusalem. From the architecture of the building and it’s unique shapes to the famous “Ahava” (love) statue outside the museum, both the interior and exterior are exciting and awe-inspiring. A few snaps from the Israel Museum is sure to get some Jerusalem Instagram likes.
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And if you’re planning to head to Tel Aviv as well, check out those 5 most Instagrammable places in Tel Aviv.