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Jerusalem has been a place of pilgrimage and worship for Jews, Christians and Muslims since the biblical era. Its Old City has significant religious sites.

It is one of the oldest cities in the world with over 650.000 people living in the general area.

During its long history, Jerusalem has been destroyed at least twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured and recaptured 44 times. In 1538, walls were built around Jerusalem under Suleiman the Magnificent. Today those walls define the Old City, which has been traditionally divided into four quarters—known since the early 19th century as the Armenian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Quarters.

On my rather short visit I found Jerusalem to be a lively, modern and beautiful city all around. Not only inside the Old City – different Religions are very present. Faith is everywhere.