Neighborhoods

Old Katamon

Old KatamonOld Katamon is dubbed "The flower Garden of Jerusalem." Dating back to the British Mandate, Old Katamon is situated between Talbieh neighborhood to the north and the German and Greek Colonies to the East.

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Baka

BakaBaka comprises mainly of unique traditional Arab houses, many of which have been recently renovated and expanded. The name "Baka"- "Valley', in Arabic- serves as an indication of the topography of the area.

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Talbieh

TalbiehTalbieh is considered one of the most beautiful as well as one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Jerusalem (the wealthiest streets are Hovevei Tzion, Disraeli, and Dubnov).

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Rechavia

RechaviaInteresting for its unique architecture and history, Rechavia is located next to Shaare Hesed, north of Talbieh and Old Katamon. The architecturally impressive large villas reflect the economic and social status of its well-educated Western owners.

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German Colony

German ColonyEstablished by the German Templars in 1868, the German Colony was built with narrow streets, stone fences, pine and cypress wood thatched rooftops and a bounty of greenery.

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Shaare Hesed

Shaare HesedReligious Shaare Hesed is a wealthy neighborhood, characterized by a warm, quiet and familial atmosphere. It comprises largely of privately owned adjacent or individual one-story houses with long and narrow yards.

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Yemin Moshe

Yemin Moshe Named after Sir Moses Montefiore, Yemin Moshe is located next to the neighborhood of Mishkenot Shaananim and faces the western side of the Old City.

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Mamila

MamilaThe Jewish Quarter is situated in the Southeast part of the Old City. It borders with the Temple Mount ("Har Habayit") and incorporates the Wailing Wall ("Ha'kotel") and the City of David ("Ir David").

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Mahane Israel (formally known as "Hamugrabim"/ "The Westerners")

Mahane IsraelBuilt by the Mugrabis (the Westerners) and for them to inhabit, Mahane Israel and Mishkanot Sha'ananim are the first Jewish neighborhoods to be built outside the Old City walls.

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The Jewish Quarter ("Harova Hayehudi")

The Jewish QuarterThe Jewish Quarter is situated in the Southeast part of the Old City. It borders with the Temple Mount ("Har Habayit") and incorporates the Wailing Wall ("Ha'kotel") and the City of David ("Ir David").

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