Cypress trees 521.
(photo credit: MELANIE LIDMAN)
The blossom trees and sweet scent in the air are proof that Spring is
here. While the rains may be heavy this weekend, the sunnier days are
just around the corner so it’s time to prepare for enjoying the
1. Ramparts Walk
Walk, atop the grand Old City walls built by Sultan Suleiman the
Magnificent, is best enjoyed on a clear day and in the mild, warm
weather of Spring.
The walk offers you the opportunity to take a
peek into the day-to-day life and hustle and bustle of the Old City and
provides spectacular views of the charming neighborhood of Yemin Moshe,
west Jerusalem and the Judean Desert.
Divided into a northern
and southern section, it's possible to walk on most of the wall except
for the Temple Mount area and takes around two and a half hours
Be sure to bring a camera along as the walk offers a different, memorable perspective. Entrance from Jaffa Gate (northern part) and near the Tower of David (southern part)(02) 627-75502. Tisch Family Zoological Gardens
on beautiful, tranquil grounds, the Biblical Zoo makes a great day out
for those who want to enjoy a quiet picnic as well as for families with
kids. Children will love the frequent train rides and the petting zoo
with goats, chickens and other animals. The zoo conserves various
species mentioned in the Bible as well as endangered species from all
over the world. Be sure to pack comfortable shoes and enjoy a long,
leisurely stroll through the grounds.Agudat Sport HaPoel Street, Malha(02) 675-01113. Bezalel fair
vibrant arts and culture fair takes place every Friday from 9:00 a.m.
until 3:00 p.m. on the quaint pedestrian roads of Bezalel Street and
Shatz Street in town.
The fair gives a platform to emerging and
established artists and is a fun place to browse the selection of
paintings, ceramics, woodwork, photography, hand-made clothing,
home-made food, jewelery and other original items on offer.
want to round off the experience with a cup of coffee in one of the
trendy coffee shops on the strip. The fair is weather dependent but
generally takes place in the months of Spring with its perfect weather
conditions. Bezalel and Shatz Streets052-479-41414. Café Itamar
indoor and outdoor restaurant with an adjoining nursery is both
charming and laid-back. The café is not a far drive from the city
center, making it an easy and welcome escape for urbanites in need of
quiet and nature.
The menu is kosher dairy and includes fresh,
creative Israeli breakfasts, salads, pastas and fish. Café Itamar is a
great place to linger over a meal and you can also get in the Spring
spirit and buy plants, flowers, herbs and pots on your way out.Farm 46, Moshav Ora(02) 643-00175. Sacher Park
biggest green space in Jerusalem, Sacher Park sprawls between the areas
of Nachlaot, Rehavia and Givat Ram. In particular, the area around
Rechavia is clean, green and lush and you can really get a feel for
Spring with the blossoms and magnificent spring flowers in bloom. Sacher
Park is a great place for a picnic and barbecue and there are a number
of facilities for the more active including basketball courts, football
pitches, tennis courts, a skateboarding area, a bike path and children’s
playgrounds.Ruppin Street, RechaviaiTravelJerusalem.com is a new
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