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Sacred Sites in the Vicinity of Nablus

Nablus, also known as the Uncrowned Queen of Palestine, is situated 60 km north of Jerusalem, between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim. As one of Palestine’s largest cities, Nablus has much to offer. We would like to invite you to explore some of the sites linked to events of exceptionally high importance for both believers [...]

February 17th, 2017|

A Cultural Tour of the Old City of Hebron

Hebron (Al-Khalil) is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Excavations in the area of Tell Rumeida, which is the archaeological site that borders Hebron’s old quarters from the eastern side, reveal structures that date to 2000 BC. As home to the imposing Haram al-Ibrahimi (Sanctuary of Abraham) or Tomb of the [...]

February 17th, 2017|

Jericho – Hisham’s Palace Mosaics: Waiting for the Permanent Display

Khirbet al-Mafjar, commonly known as Hisham’s Palace, is the most important Islamic-period monument in the Jericho area. It was built as a hunting lodge and winter resort in the eighth century during the Umayyad dynasty. The place is named after Caliph Hisham bin AbdulMalek (724–743 AD), who was mistakenly thought to have ordered the construction [...]

December 14th, 2016|

Get into Bethlehem from Jerusalem

Most of the travellers arrive to Bethlehem via Jerusalem. Bethlehem is administered by the Palestinian Authority and Israeli military checkpoint stands on the road connecting the two locations. Take a bus: The buses run every 30 minutes approximately, from 6 am till 6 pm in the winter time and until 9 pm in the summer time. However, there is [...]

November 29th, 2016|

Christmas in Bethlehem 2016

Christmas in Bethlehem is a unique experience. Here is the list of Christmas events in 2016 that will take place in Bethlehem. Check also this calendar for more events in other cities: http://visitpalestine.ps/events/ Friday, 16th of December 15.00 - Santa’s Village is a space that offers a great place to live the spirit of Christmas and enjoy time with [...]

November 29th, 2016|

Shrines in Palestine

Shrines in Palestine - Palestine is home to many sacred sites and very special landmarks. This place has witnessed the birth of Judaism and Christianity and plays a very important role for Muslims as well, with Jerusalem being regarded as the spot visited by Prophet Mohammed. Billions of people see Palestine as the land of [...]

November 24th, 2016|

Observation.org in Palestine

VisitPalestine.ps would like to encourage registration of flora and fauna species observed in Palestine. For that purpose, there has been created an international and user friendly website and mobile device application "Observation.org" that is already extensively used by the Palestine Wildlife Society. Volunteers, researchers and scientists do a lot of fauna and flora field observations. [...]

November 3rd, 2016|

How to get to Visit Palestine Center in Bethlehem?

About Visit Palestine Center Visit Palestine Center, located in a beautifully renovated 200 year old building, is an offspring of the startup www.visitpalestine.ps that brought Palestine to the world wide web. It hosts a Tourist Information Center that works to promote and support the tourism industry in Palestine and offers travel information, tourism services and walking tours [...]

October 22nd, 2016|

Get Busy in Beit Sahour

Beit Sahour, located next to Bethlehem, is a perfect place for those looking for a heady mix of history, Palestinian cultural experience, and modern life. To the east, the town overlooks the dry hills of Jerusalem’s wilderness and a truncated volcano-like hill – Herodion, the ruins of one of the ancient fortresses of King Herod [...]

October 22nd, 2016|

Qalandiya International 2016

Qalandiya International is a collaboration between the most prominent cultural institutions in Palestine focusing on Contemporary Art. This unique art coalition is an attempt to pool resources and work collectively towards showcasing and promoting contemporary culture in Palestine both locally and internationally. This is Palestine’s most daring and most promising cultural statement on the global [...]

October 5th, 2016|