10 minute walk

  • Sundial Sculpture

    A 4-minute walk from Olive Tree Hotel

    This unique sundial sculpture is located on the side of the road on Route 1. The sundial only works when the sun shines directly on the sculpture. If the clouds cover the sun then the sundial ceases to work. So don't forget to bring your watch with you, otherwise you might not have the correct time.

  • Tomb of the Kings

    A 5-minute walk from Olive Tree Hotel

    A first century AD tomb complex with a well-preserved frieze. The original rolling stone, which once blocked the entrance, is still visible. Located on 46 Saladin Street. If you are an archeology buff, don't miss it!

  • St George Cathedral

    A 3-minute walk from the Olive Tree Hotel

    St. George's Cathedral is an Anglican (Episcopal) Cathedral and is the seat of the Bishop of Jerusalem of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem. It is located two hundred yards away from the Garden Tomb at 20 Nablus Road.

  • Jerusalem Print Workshop

    A 14-minute walk from Olive Tree Hotel

    With 5 etching presses, 3 lithograph presses, 6 letterpresses and 2 silk screening presses, the Jerusalem Print Workshop is Israel's most prolific producer of art prints. Visitors are welcome to browse the loft gallery. The exhibitions change every few months.

  • Palestinian Pottery

    A 4-minute walk from Olive Tree Hotel

    Studio of hand-painted ceramic tiles designed by the Balian family.

  • Museum on the Seam

    A 7-minute walk from Olive Tree Hotel

    Takes its name from its location: on the seam which once divided east and west Jerusalem. Today the museum provocatively challenges visitors to actively participate in creating a reality of coexistence between diverse ideas, opinions and values.

  • Gordon’s Calvary

    A 7-minute walk from Olive Tree Hotel

    In 1884 General Charles “Chinese” Gordon identified the outcrop of rock as the “place of the skull,” Golgotha, where Jesus was crucified. The best view of Gordon’s Calvary is from within the Garden Tomb premises. If you would like to visit Gordon’s Calvary the hotel reception desk staff would be more than happy to check the current opening hours.

  • The Dome of the Rock

    A 9-minute walk from Olive Tree Hotel

    View of the Dome of the Rock from the Damascus Gate along Road 1.

  • Inside the Old City

    A 10-minute walk from Olive Tree Hotel
  • “Bagele” topped with sesame seeds

    A 10-minute walk from Olive Tree Hotel

  • Outdoor market at the Damascus Gate

    A 10-minute walk from Olive Tree Hotel

  • Entrance to the Garden Tomb

    A 7-minute walk from Olive Tree Hotel

    Discovered in 1867, the Garden Tomb is thought by many to be the location of the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea where Jesus was buried. If you would like to visit the Garden Tomb the hotel reception desk staff would be more than happy to check the current opening hours.

  • Damascus Gate

    A 10-minute walk from Olive Tree Hotel

    This is one of the main gates used to enter the Old City and is located next to the famous open air marketplace. Below the gate archeologists discovered an ancient Roman or Herodion gate. Damascus Gate in Hebrew is called Shaar Shechem and in Arabic Bab el-Amud.

  • Ecole Biblique

    A 6-minute walk from Olive Tree Hotel

    Banished by her husband to Jerusalem, the Empress Eudocia financed the building of this church which was dedicated to St. Stephen in 460 AD. Located in close proximity to the graves of some of the greatest Holy Land scholars such as Fathers Vincent, de Vaux, Benoit and Felix Abel, fifteen extraordinary tombs were discovered beneath the church.

  • Tomb of Simon the Just (Shimon HaZaddik)

    A 8-minute walk from Olive Tree Hotel

    Legend has it that in 312 BC, when Alexander the Great came to Jerusalem, determined to destroy the temple, he was greeted by Simon the Just, High Priest of the Jewish Temple. Unexpectedly, Alexander bowed down before him, for he recognized the High Priest as the figure in his dreams who had appeared as an omen of victory before every battle. Men will need a head covering and women should be “modestly” dressed.

  • Ancient Roman Gate

    A 10-minute walk from Olive Tree Hotel

    At least 1800 years old, possibly 2000. Located below and to the left of the Damascus Gate the Ancient Roman Gate is part of a triple gate entrance to the Roman city called Aelia Capitolina. Note the typical Herodion carved stones in the tower.

  • Ultra-orthodox Jewish kids on their way home

    A 7-minute walk from Olive Tree Hotel

    The Olive Tree Hotel is located near the ultra-orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim. This photo was taken by the Museum of the Seam.