The Old City may be ancient but there are plenty of magical events that bring the narrow alleyways alive.
By LOREN MINSKY/ ITRAVELJERUSALEM.COM TEAMNight SpectacularNo visit to the Old City at night is complete without taking in this spectacular night show, which tells the story of Jerusalem through breath-taking images, characters and sound.In fact, 20 projectors, 10 video players, 14 computers, 14 speakers and the best in technology are used to create the powerful sounds and awesome images and lights that are projected onto the walls, bridges and archaeological ruins.The Night Spectacular takes place in the citadel courtyard at the Tower of David Museum so it's advised to dress warmly. When: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays: 7 p.m.- 7:45 p.m.; 8 p.m.- 8:45 p.m.Phone: *2884Address: Tower of David Museum, Jaffa Gate, Old CityBook ticketsPrice: NIS 45 – NIS 55Viennese BallExperience the grandeur of European 19th-century culture and an authentic Viennese Ball at the Austrian Hospice in the Old City. Produced by event organizers Ein Kerem Legend, the Ball takes place in a Viennese hall with paintings on the walls and ceilings that are replicas of the palaces in Vienna.AdvertisementThe event includes concert piano, opera, waltzes, spectacular rooftop views, grand ball gowns as well as delicious apple strudel and good coffee.When: Thursdays 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (pre-registration required; only takes place if minimum amount of people register)Phone: (02) 641-8682Address: Austrian Hospice: 37 Via Dolorosa (meeting point: Safra Square)Price: NIS 130 including coffee and strudel (NIS 95 without)Just Before NightfallOn Thursdays the Tower of David Museum remains open for longer and museum admission includes a lovely outdoor concert in the citadel.Visitors can enjoy all that the Museum has to offer – fascinating temporary and permanent exhibitions that tell the story of the city of Jerusalem, the guardrooms of the citadel and more – and can then round off the experience with some seriously good music of varying genres.When: Thursdays 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.Phone: *2884Address: Tower of David Museum, Jaffa Gate, Old CityBook ticketsPrice: Free (Included in cost of admission NIS 15 - 30)Jerusalem Beneath the StarsExperience archaeological discoveries from the Biblical era and learn about the story of Jerusalem in the special night time atmosphere at the City of David.The event begins with a relaxing cup of tea to the soothing sounds of the harp and is followed by a 3D movie about ancient Jerusalem and a creative multi-sensory light show screened on the backdrop of antiquities.The event also includes an underground walk through the Herodian Channel that brings one out at the foot of the Western Wall in the Davidson Center - Archaeological Park.When: Mondays 9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (pre-registration required)Phone: *6033Address: City of David, SilwanPrice: NIS 65 (NIS 35 for seniors and children)The Sephardic Balabusta The Sephardic Balabusta at the Old Yishuv Court Museum provides real insight into the secrets and flavors of a Sephardic kitchen. Discover what Jewish housewives used to do to stretch a meal, to make a meal taste like there was meat in it, how to make a meal out of vegetable peels, the connection between eggplants and a bride and other fascinating bits and pieces.When: Mondays 6p.m. – 8p.m. (pre-registration required; only takes place if minimum amount of people register)Address: 6 Or Haim St, JerusalemPhone: (02) 627-6319Price: NIS 65 ITravelJerusalem.com is a new online international travel portal offering all the latest information on things to do, places to eat and places to stay in Jerusalem.Follow @JPost_Lifestyle
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