Beautiful and attractive tourist destinations in Israel
Tourism is a major industry, and in 2019 some 4.5 million tourists visited. They flock to iconic sites like Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, as well as some more off-the-beaten-track locations.
Jerusalem boasts religious sites that are hallowed by three major religions: Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Some of the pilgrimage sites, like the Western Wall, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, give tourists a feeling of travelling back in time to important episodes in the history of their faith.
Haifa, in northern Israel, is a mixed Jewish-Arab city, known for its diversity. Tourists can flock to the harbour and beach, as well as unique attractions like the large botanical garden run by members of the Bahai faith.