Jerusalem is one of the world’s oldest cities and has one of the world’s most recognizable skylines. This ancient city holds deep religious significance for all those of the monotheistic faiths and is saturated with religious history. Explore the winding passages through the old city, visit the city’s many culturally rich museums. The most visited tourist destination in Jerusalem is the Western Wall.
Tourism is one of Israel’s major sources of income, with a record 3.54 million tourist arrivals in 2013. Israel offers a wide mix of historical and religious sites, beach resorts, archaeological tourism, heritage tourism and ecotourism. Israel has the highest number of museums per capita in the world. The most popular paid tourist attraction is Masada. The largest percentage of tourists come from the United States accounting for 18% of all tourists, followed by Russia, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Ukraine, Poland, Canada, Netherlands, and Spain.