Educational Tourism Palestine Top 10 Cities. Palestine has many fantastic cities and towns that you should definitely visit if you are visiting the country. This article will discuss the top 10 cities in Palestine that you must visit when traveling to this beautiful country. And why each city made the list of best places to visit in Palestine. The top 10 Palestinian cities include: 1) Ramallah, 2) Nablus, 3) Jerusalem, 4) Tulkarem. 5) Hebron, 6) Gaza City, 7) Bethlehem, 8) Jericho, 9) Jenin and 10) Qalqiliya.
Ramallah, is located only 25 kilometers from Jerusalem and 6 kilometers from Israel. Gush etzion settlement bloc is known as the administrative capital of Palestine. Ramallah is a large city with modern buildings that seem to dominate much of its urban landscape. It’s home to several institutions of higher education such as Birzeit University, Palestine Polytechnic University, and Palestine Technical College.
Although most travel guides and websites list Tel Aviv as Israel’s capital, it is actually Jerusalem. The city, located in a valley on Israel’s mountainous central coast, has been inhabited for thousands of years. In some ways, its historical importance can be seen more clearly than anywhere else in Israel. Its Old City is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and includes such historically significant religious sites. As Temple Mount (the third holiest site in Islam). Western Wall (the holiest site in Judaism), and Church of Nativity (the birthplace of Jesus). But though it’s home to some of history’s major religions, Jerusalem is far from monolithic.
Hebron is one of Palestines top cities to visit. Hebron is known for its historic sites including Rachels Tomb Abrahams Tomb and Shiloah Pool. Hebron has an array of restaurants bars and nightclubs to choose from. you can even enjoy a traditional arabic coffee in some of these locations. Hebron is also rich in hotels which range from budget to high end it may be a good idea to book a room before your trip. If you plan on visiting during peak season. When visiting Hebron, make sure you take advantage of nearby Bethlehem and Jerusalem. As well—the three are all less than 100 kilometers apart!
Nestled on the east bank of Wadi el-Fara’in in northern Palestine. Nablus is a walled city and an ancient place that dates back to Roman times. It’s most famous for its soap industry. Which makes for fun souvenirs and great gifts if you happen to like soaps as much as we do. Nablus is also home to UNESCO World Heritage sites such as An-Najah National University. Madrasah Al-Quds (Jerusalem College), and much more. Consider spending at least two days here for a great visit!
Gaza City has a population of approximately 400,000 people and is ranked as a Beta+ world city. The city is governed by Gaza City Municipality, which was elected in 2005. The name Gaza is derived from غزة which means fragrant. There are many palaces for example Beit Daras which was built by An-Nasir Muhammad between 1321 and 1324. Before 1917, Gaza was populated primarily by Arab Muslims, descendants of earlier Arab settlers since medieval times, and Bedouin tribesmen. Since around 711 AD (the Umayyad conquest), it has also been inhabited by a significant number of Jews.
It is a Palestinian city located in the central West Bank, about 10 kilometers south of Jerusalem. Bethlehem lies in a narrow valley between two hills and makes for one of Palestine’s most picturesque cities. It is home to major Christian sites including Rachel’s Tomb and an ancient wine press. Which has been used since biblical times. Soak up Palestine’s religious history at these beautiful sites. It is an experience you won’t soon forget.
Jericho is a Palestinian city in the central West Bank, located 10 km south of Jerusalem. Nestled in a natural oasis, it lies on mostly hilly land that slopes down to a large freshwater lake. Tells es-Sultan (which was once naturally filled with water from streams and underground springs). In 2009, it had a population of 19,346. The city was politically important in ancient times as one of two major urban centers. Ancient Canaanites and Israelites (the other being Ramallah). It was destroyed by conquering powers many times over its history. It was ruled by several different countries throughout its long history including the Roman Byzantine Arab Muslim, and Ottoman Empire.
Jerusalem is one of those cities that never lets you down, no matter what time of year it is. It’s got a lively, friendly, and exciting vibe to it, like nothing else in Palestine. Whether you’re traveling solo or with your significant other, Jerusalem will leave an impression on you – both good and bad. Here are my top 10 things to do in Jerusalem.
A city with Ancient History and Spirit. The city of Jenin, located in northern West Bank, has a history that dates back thousands of years. Nestled at the foot of Mount Carmel, Jenin is famous for its olive oil soap products and olive groves. Enjoy a peaceful day strolling along Jenin’s old city streets as you stop at some charming little shops along your way. If you enjoy hiking and nature, check out the Mitzpe Yishaiit hiking trail for one of several activities to fill your day. Once you have enjoyed your time in Jenin visit Nablus or Ramallah for other cities worth visiting on your trip to Palestine.
Qalqilya is a Palestinian city in the West Bank, located in between Tulkarm and Nablus. The city can be accessed via the Qalqilya checkpoint which is controlled by Israeli forces. If you’re looking for a rural break from life in a busy Palestinian city like Ramallah or Bethlehem. You might consider visiting Qalqilya. The countryside surrounding Qalqilya has beautiful views, fruit groves, and orchards that are perfect for some fresh air and exploration. If you have time, make sure to check out Mount Gerizim. It’s nearby Qalqilya and commands some of the best views of any location in Palestine