Upon our arrival in Jerusalem, the Haas Promenade provided our group an awe-inspiring view. Nothing can compare to the most panoramic view of Jerusalem.
We shared a loaf of freshly baked challah and sipped some wine. And took a cheesy group photo- but how could we not?
- The park’s lights turn off at 11:30pm. Visitors are encouraged to avoid visiting the area alone at night (it is not well lit and is far from the center of town).
- Make sure you bring a camera, one with a decent zoom available, if you plan on photographing the Dome of the Rock from afar. Without one, you won’t be able to clearly see the intricacies the golden dome has to offer.
- The park has many walking trails throughout the area, as well as wonderful grasslands for picnics. Although one long walkway, it is actually comprised of another three (the Walter and Elise Haas Promenade, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Promenade, and the Gabriel Sherover Promenade). The length of the walkways will take you about 10-15 minutes to walk. You can enjoy the city of Jerusalem spread out at your feet from the heights of any of these landscaped walkways.
- If you plan on having a picnic, be sure to bring along some local snacks found in nearby villages, as there is no other food nearby (or none that we were able to find). There are no restaurants located in the near vicinity, and no souvenir shops at all.
- Although we only had the opportunity to see the Holy City spread out before us during the day, it is worth a second trip at night for the unparalleled panoramic views. Being rather quiet and quite romantic at night, you may catch something special at the wedding hall beneath the promenade. And who doesn’t love a wedding?!?!
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