Hidden Gems in the Holy City
After visiting the holy sites in the epicenter of religion, there is still plenty to see that will awaken your senses.
Haifa’s Bahai Gardens are famously known as the premier gardens in Israel. But did you know that you don’t need to travel all the way up north to see beautiful flora and greenery? Jerusalem boats its own botanical gardens full of both indigenous flowers and habitats representing plants from across the globe.
Spread across 30-acres of land, and nestled among the hills of the old city, the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens is a beautiful way to escape the humming of the downtown areas. It’s a short 10 minute taxi ride (or 20 minutes of walking) from both Atlas Hotels in Jerusalem; the Arthur and Harmony hotels.
Another treasure within the Old City that not many know of, is the weekly Night Spectacular show at the Tower of David. Using multiple light sources, image projections, and specially positioned loudspeakers, the old stone walls of the city become the canvas for a re-telling of Jerusalem’s history.
What better way to conclude a peaceful Shabbat in the Old City, than with a dazzling pyrotechnics show?—also just under a 20 minute walk from the Arthur and Harmony hotels.