Israel Location Guide

Location Guide Israel

Our location guide Israel can be used to find the most suitable locations for your next production in Israel. Modern cities, ancient locations, the Dead Sea, deserts, mountains, colorful markets, religion, Judaism, Palestinians, Jesus, The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, The Wailing Wall, The Dome of the Rock, biblical landscapes, Genesis, the Bible, coastal plane, Tel Aviv, Crusaders, conflict, army – all of these words have one thing in common: they can all be found in actual locations in Israel.

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Filming on Mount Zion

The western hill of the Old City is called Mount Zion. This area acquired its name in the Middle Ages and is different from the Mount Zion found in the bible

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Filming in Solomon Pools, Israel

Tucked away near the Arab town of al-Khader, about 20 minutes from Jerusalem, is a little-known treasure that would make an excellent film location in Israel.

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Filming at Sepphoris (Zippori)

The ancient site of Sepphoris (Greek) or Zippori (Hebrew = bird) is located northwest to the old city of Nazareth. This major Roman and Byzantine city used to be the capital and the heart of the Galilee province. It was first mentioned in the writings of Josephus Flavius about the Hasmonean era.

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Filming in the Galilee, Israel

Filming in Israel is an exciting undertaking for filmmakers around the world. One region that specifically attracts film teams and visitors alike is the Galilee.

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Filming in the Dominus Flevit Church

The Dominus Flevit Church on the Mount of Olives offers a spectacular view of Jerusalem. You can get there from the Gethsemane Garden in East Jerusalem.

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Filming in the Dome of the Rock

The Dome of the Rock is the third holiest site for Moslems because it is considered where Muhammad ascended to heaven.

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Filming at Holy Christian Sites

Jesus spent his life in the hills of Judea and the Galilee, as is recorded in the New Testament. Throughout the country there are Christian holy sites and places of significance during Jesus’ life.

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Filming at the Cardo, Jerusalem

The Cardo was the main road in Jerusalem during the Roman and Byzantine eras, running from the Damascus Gate to the Zion Gate.

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Filming at Zedekiah’s Cave

Zedekiah’s Cave is an ancient cave located next to the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City. The history of this 230 meter-long cave is complex and highly disputed, making it a fascinating place to film

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Filming in Yodefat, Israel

The village of Yodefat (ancient Jotbah, Jotapata) is located in the Galilee, about 20km south of Akko under the north side of Mount Azmon.

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Filming at the Western Wall Tunnels

Many crews filming at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem also choose to film at the remarkable Western Wall Tunnels, whose entrance is located on the Western side of the Western Wall plaza

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Filming at the Western Wall

The most prominent image in Israel that encapsulates Judaism is theWestern Wall. The Western Wall, built by King Herod in 18 BCE, is a site of Jewish pilgrimage and prayer as it is a remnant from the wall that surrounded the second temple

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Filming at Waterfalls, Israel

The winter and spring months are ideal for filming the stunning waterfalls Israel has to offer.

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Filming at the Tomb of the Patriarchs

The Tomb of the Patriarchs is located in Hebron, some twenty-two miles southwest of Jerusalem. According to the Book of Genesis,

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Filming in Timna Park

Located around a twenty minute drive from Eilat, Timna Park, Israel is a multi-faceted nature reserve with a vast potential for filming.

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Filming in Tell es-Safi

Tell es-Safi or Tel Zafit is a large site in central Israel, located halfway between Jerusalem and Ashkelon on the border between the Coastal Plain and the Judean foothills. It is named for its white chalk cliffs which can be seen from the road at once.

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Filming in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv – this urban beach town is without a doubt the modern hub of Israel. Situated along the Mediterranean coast, Tel Aviv, with its warm climate, is home to many sidewalk cafes and shops.

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Filming at Tabgha

The area of Tabgha is mostly defined by the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes and is frequently visited by pilgrims and visitors today.

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Filming in the Shiloach Pool | Pools of Siloam

The Shiloach pools consist of two ancient pools located in Silwan, an Arab village, and the City of David, a large archeological park located at the site of the kingdom of King David.

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Filming in Ein Karem, Israel

Ein Karem is a neighborhood in southwestern Jerusalem that is important to Christian tradition because it is the “the city of Judah”, where John the Baptist was born (Luke 1: 39).

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Filming in Eilat

Eilat - the southern-most city in Israel functions as a port of entry for goods and as a vacationers' oasis for Israelis and foreigners looking to sit back, soak in the rays, and relax. Located on the coast of the Red Sea

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Filming in Deserts

Although Israel is a small country, one type location that it has in plentitude is deserts. Whatever kind of desert shot you are looking for; chances are you can find it in Israel

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Filming at Desert Monasteries

Throughout the Holy Land, one finds an astonishing number of beautiful old monasteries that are very much worth a visit for crews filming in Israel.

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Filming in the Dead Sea

Famous for being the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea is one of Israel’s major attractions. The unusually high percentage of salt in the Dead Sea makes it unique, and allows bathers to effortlessly float on the sea.

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Filming in Crusaders’ Sites, Israel

During the 11th-13th centuries battles raged in the Holy Land between Moslems and Crusaders, centering around Jerusalem.

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Filming in Colorful Markets, Israel

Mahane Yehuda Market – Situated in the center of Jerusalem, Israel the Mahane Yehuda Market is a bustling shopping area filled with the freshest local foods and various low-priced wares

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Filming in the Coastal Plane, Israel

The north-western coast of Israel is situated on the Mediterranean Sea. Most of the coastal area is inhabited with cities and towns, but there are some less populated areas and segments set aside for nature reserves

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Filming in the City of David

There is much to see and film at the City of David, particularly for topics related to archaeology and biblical history. Spread out over 60 dunams, the area contains varied excavations dating back to the first temple period and earlier

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Filming in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher is probably the most sacred site for Christians in the world, next to the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem. It is believed to be the site where Jesus was crucified and buried, thus also known as Golgotha.

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Filming in the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu

The Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu is an impressive church located on the eastern slope of Mount Zion. It was constructed in the 1930’s, and built on a site Catholics believe was once the palace of Caiaphas, where Jesus was held before his trial

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Filming at the Cave of John the Baptist

Located in Kibbutz Tzuba Israel, around a 20 minute drive from Jerusalem, is the Cave of John the Baptist – a cave believed to have once been used by John the Baptist for baptism rituals.

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Filming at Capernaum, Israel

Capernaum, or Kfar Nahum Israel, is one of the most frequently visited sites at the Lake Kinneret besides the Mount of Beatitudes and the Church of Multiplication.

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Filming in Cana Village, Israel

Cana, a small village in the North of Israel, is an excellent place to film and to visit. Its narrow roads and peaceful surroundings, add to the atmosphere of the village, which is significant in Christian tradition.

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Filming in Caesarea, Israel

The National Park of Caesarea Israel, is without a doubt one of Israel’s most popular and monumental sites. It is the site where over the course of 12 years the legendary King Herod, whose architectural visions shape Israel’s landscape until today, built the grandest town other than Jerusalem in Palestine.

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Filming in Biblical Landscapes

Film crews often come to Israel looking for biblical landscapes. General shots of mountains are easy to come by, and there also locales in Israel that specialize in reenacting biblical imagery. One such place is NazarethVillage, located in the center of the town of Nazareth in northern Israel.

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Filming at Bethlehem Animal Market

For film crews searching an authentic, rural market experience with live animals, Biblical Productions can highly recommend filming at the Halal Market in Bethlehem.

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Filming in Bethesda St. Anne

If you enter the Old City of Jerusalem through the Lion’s Gate and walk a few meters, on the right you will notice a peaceful garden courtyard. This area is called Bethesda St. Anne. Inside the complex, past the quaint garden there is a large and solemn, church.

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Filming in Beit Sahour, Israel

Beit Sahour, Israel is an Arab village in the Judean hills east of Bethlehem. Today, Beit Sahour is home to some 14,500 residents, 80% Christian and 20% Muslim

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Filming at Beit Guvrin, Israel

Tucked away in the Judean plain at 400 meters above sea level lies one of Israel’s gems – the Beit Guvrin National Park

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Filming in Beer Sheva Israel

Beer Sheva, the capital of the Negev region, is a location directly connected to the story of Abraham as well as numerous other Bible stories

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Filming in Israel - Banyas

Beer Sheva, the capital of the Negev region, is a location directly connected to the story of Abraham as well as numerous other Bible stories. Under a two hour drive from Jerusalem, Abraham lived in Beer Sheva for many years due to an abundance of underground springs in the area.

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