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Best things to do in Emek Refaim, Jerusalem

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Museum
“The Israel Museum is the country's flagship museum and largest cultural institution. Home to one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of art and Holy Land antiquities in the world, the museum's collections include nearly 500,000 objects, dating from prehistory to today. The 20-acre Israel Museum campus sprawls across the lip of central Jerusalem's Valley of the Cross, within sight of both the Knesset and the suburb of Rechavia so we would recommend at least half a day here. The Dead Sea Scrolls are also a must! We also recommend booking in advance to avoid long queues. The museum is a 35 minute walk from our house or 20 minutes by public transport. Admission is 54 shekels.”
77 locals recommend
Market
“The First Station is where you can find nice restaurants and bars. There is also an artisinal market every evening. ”
70 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theatre
“Located at the best spot of the city The Jerusalem Cinemateque is by far one of the best places to hung on. Check up what's on in one of the 4 cinema halls or have food or drinks in the restaurant with the best view in the world of the Old City walls. Cheers. To get there take a bus (lines 71,72,73,74) from Hebron Road just next by (take a right when you go out the building and then first left. the bus stop in opposit on the main road). The ride takes about 9 minutes and 7 stops. Get off at Hachan/David Remez (opposit The First Station) and then go back to Hebron Road and take a left. The cinemateque will be 150 m down the rosd on the left. ”
36 locals recommend
Route
“Go out Like A Local: This cool street is a great place to find great food, local artists shops and many more. Don't miss the coffee station Cafe!”
30 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Beautiful stylized multi cinema complex. Kosher pizzeria just outside. Otherwise open on Shabbat and cafes within are not Kosher. Live music on weekends along with family activities. Amazing gymboree on site for young kids.”
17 locals recommend
Establishment
“Featuring theatrical performances, live music, and art-house cinema, the Jerusalem Theater is the city’s cultural hub. After the show, take a stroll around the beautiful Jerusalem stone complex, illuminated by glowing fairy lights.”
22 locals recommend
Establishment
“The best art museum you'll ever see in the world! Don't forget to find some secret spots great for your photos ;) Best location for photo taking during sunset! Before entering the museum (even better across the street) try to find the angle of the museum building where you can see the shape of a woman wearing niqab (face veil)”
9 locals recommend
History Museum
“The museum offers a unique opportunity to encounter the world of Islamic art and discover Islamic pottery, jewelry, ceremonial objects and other cultural artifacts.”
9 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theatre
“Smadar Cinema is one of the oldests in Jerusalem. Right in the heart of the beautiful neighbourhood of Baka ( allow yourself to get lost in the coolness of the streets). They screen quality films and the restaurant serves realy good food all day. This place is a real shelter from the city. To get there take bus 34 right next to me ( take a right when you go out of the building and then right again the bus stop is 2 minutes down the road) 11 stops will get you to Emek Rephaim (Hatzfira stop) and then ask anyone it's really near”
15 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful garden, very close to the "First Station" site, where you can find many restuarents and shops.”
11 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“A nice street The German Colony is a neighborhood in Jerusalem, established in the second half of the 19th century by members of the German Temple Society. Today the Moshava, as it is popularly known, is an upscale neighborhood bisected by Emek Refaim Street, an avenue lined with trendy shops, restaurants and cafes.”
14 locals recommend
Park
“Special rocky park with an old Georgian monastery inside at the feet of the Israel Museum. ”
13 locals recommend
Route
“Famous and beautiful historical neighborhood, with stonebrick cottages that look like a postcard, with amazing view to the old city. ”
11 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“5 min walk from apartment. Grocery stores, cafes and restaurants, pharmacy and more.”
16 locals recommend
Cafe
“The brasserie combines the charms of a classic European cafe with the uniqueness of Jerusalem. This is the best brunch spot for miles around! Don't miss the frozen mint lemonade.”
9 locals recommend
Premise
“Train Track Park (Hebrew: פארק המסילה‬, Park HaMesila) is a rail trail urban park in Jerusalem featuring 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) of walking and biking trails, the park follows the route of the original Jaffa–Jerusalem railway from the Jerusalem Railway Station near the German Colony to Teddy Stadium in Malha. The closest access point to the rail trail from our house is a 20 minute walk. From there we recommend that you walk to the First Station for a bite to eat at one of the many bars and restaurants there.”
9 locals recommend