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The Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem is located in the medieval citadel known as the Tower of David, near the Jaffa Gate, the historic entrance to the Old City.
The Citadel is a fascinating archaeological site. The finds uncovered within are a testimony to Jerusalem’s eventful past and produce a representation of Jerusalem and its various historical periods in microcosm. The Citadel’s towers offer a 360-degree view of the Old City of Jerusalem as well as the city’s modern areas.
Sunday-Thursday 9:00-16:00, Fridays: 9:00-14:00
The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (VLJI) is a leading intellectual center for the interdisciplinary study and discussion of issues related to philosophy, society, culture, and education.
The Institute gives expression to the wide range of opinions in Israel and takes particular pride in its role as an incubator and creative home for many of the most important civil society efforts to enhance and deepen Israeli democracy. The Institute continues to realize its vision in the areas of culture, identity, and social unity.
Established in 1963 as a post-doctoral center of archaeological and biblical studies, the Jerusalem campus has grown since 1971 to serve as the center of HUC-JIR’s Israel experience for stateside students, including theYear-In-Israel Program, and prepares Israeli students for leadership in the Israel Rabbinical Program, M.A. Program in Pluralistic Jewish Education with the Melton Centre of Hebrew University, and the Blaustein Center for Pastoral Counseling’s Mezorim Program.
From October 11th: for Guided tours only
The Austrian Hospice located inside the Old City of Jerusalem first opened in 1863, making it the first national pligrims' guest house in the Holy Land. This can be considered a hidden gem located on Via Dolorosa which is in the heart of the Muslim quarter. The interior design is modern, however, manages to preserve the building's 19th century ambience.
The Austrian Hospice aims to bring together different cultures within the realm of art, and space is given to contemporary art and music. The garden cafe and the breathtaking 360 rooftop views provides a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle on the streets below.
Viennese café 10 am - 10 pm
Kitchen 10 am - 9 pm
The Achim Hasid complex includes two historic Armenian buildings that were built in the beginning of the 20th century, and a large front yard.
The venue is located in the center of Emek Refaim Street - one of the most trendy and dynamic areas of Jerusalem. The "Achim Hasid" company, which builds luxury apartments in Jerusalem for the last 40 years, enabled the Biennale to use the complex for two months as part of Biennale2013.
Chol Hamoed Sukkot: 10:00-19:00
From October 11th: Fridays: 10:00-14:00 and for Guided tours
The Hamachtarot Museum or The Museum of Underground Prisoners was built in 1860. The building was used as a hostel for pilgrims as part of a Russian Compound. During the British Mandate in Palestine, this building was converted into a prison where hundreds of underground fighters of the Haganah, Etzel, and Lehi were imprisoned.
The museum is dedicated to describing the struggle of underground prisoners as part of the overall struggle of the undergrounds and the Yishuv for the establishment of the State of Israel.
9:00 - 17:00
This is one of Bezeq's buildings which use to be one of their calling centers. The company has buildings like this all over the country. Having been placed in Jerusalem this calling center's purpose was to handle calls to and from the city. The Jerusalem Biennale is excited to use this building as one of it's venues.