National Hotel Restaurant
the National Hotel is best known for its exceptional service, the
restaurant on the fourth floor is memorable too. The windows all round
offer amazing panoramic views and ensure that lots of light streams in.
In addition to the view, diners and those at the bar can take in the
beautiful surrounding balcony, which is filled with hanging plants. The
food is caringly prepared and elegantly presented.
Address: 4 Al Zahra Street, east Jerusalem
Phone: (02) 627-8880
St. George Landmark Hotel
established by King Hussein of Jordan as the major luxury hotel in
Jerusalem, the St. George Landmark Hotel has recently been renovated and
restored to its former glory. Just five minutes from the Old City, the
hotel offers 130 spacious and well-equipped rooms with panoramic views
and balconies as well as several dining options.
Colours serves local and international cuisine all day, the rooftop
restaurant Turquoise specializes in exceptional Lebanese cuisine and
Breathe terrace serves drinks and light snacks. The hotel offers a
magnificent rooftop pool and a private sun deck overlooking the Old
City. Address: AmrIbn Al Aas, JerusalemPhone: (02) 627-7232Al Ma’amal Foundation
Al Ma’amal Foundation was established in 1998 to make, promote and
disseminate the best in contemporary Palestinian art. Found in the
alleyways of the Old City, the Al Ma’amal Gallery – the first
independent gallery in east Jerusalem – houses relevant exhibitions that
are changed on a regular basis. It also offers dynamic seminars,
workshops (Al Ma’amal is an Arabic word meaning workshop or small
factory), residencies and educational outreach programs. Address: New Gate, Old CityRockefeller Archaeological Museum
of archaeology and history should not miss out on a trip to the
Rockefeller Archaeological Museum. The Museum houses a collection of
important antiquities discovered in the Holy Land during the British
Mandate period and is testament to the wealth of civilizations that
played a role in the history and prehistory of the land. The artifacts
are displayed chronologically with the oldest dating back two million
years, and include original 8th-century wooden panels from the al-Aqsa
Mosque and 12th-century marble lintels from the Church of the Holy
Sepulcher.Address: 27 Sultan Suliman Street, east JerusalemPhone: (02) 670-8011Azzahra Restaurant
Although the charming family-run Azzahra Hotel
may be difficult to find (off the street, down a little alley), you
will be glad you made the effort. The hotel’s lobby is inviting and
designed in a Middle Eastern manner, and the restaurant is spacious with
a lovely airy indoor section and outdoor garden.
Azzahra restaurant specializes in traditional Arabic, French and Italian
cuisine and in particular is known for the home-made Middle Eastern
dishes as well as authentic thin crust pizzas made in a special pizza
oven imported from Italy.
Address: 13 A-Zahra Street, Jerusalem
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