As film crews, we are always looking for that one ultimate shot of Jerusalem, to capture that definitive breathtaking image for our films.
Well, look no further. We have compiled a list of locations across the city where you can find the best panoramic shots.
Kibbutz Ramat Rachel
At this kibbutz you can find a lookout point with wonderful views of the city, stretching all the way to Bethlehem, the Herodian, and the Judean hills. When you reach the kibbutz you make the first left and then a right. From the parking lot you continue to a small amphitheater, and at the edge, you will find this enchanting hidden lookout.
The Haaz Promenade
Located in the Talpiot neighborhood ten minutes from the center of town, just off of the main road – Hebron Road, this promenade offers a great lookout point over the old city of Jerusalem, the Guy Ben Hinon valley, and the City of David.
In the center of town on the roof of the Y.M.C.A. you will find a huge balcony with wonderful views of the old city, the new city, and the Mount of Olives. Here you can also find symbols of the three religions.
The Jerusalem Municipality Building
The building is located right in the center of town on Jaffa Street. If you take the elevator to the sixth floor you will find a wonderful panoramic balcony looking out to the east and the west of the city.
On your way to Mount Scopus, every point on the road around the Hebrew University provides you with a view of the old city and the Judean Desert. The lookouts also offer an almost bird’s eye view of the old city. This is the highest and closest point you can observe in the old city: 830 meters above sea level.
Mount of Olives
Some say that the view from the Mount of Olives is the most beautiful in the world. The lookout point on the mountain is under the Seven Arches Hotel and above the Jewish cemetery. When sunset approaches the city is painted in thousands of shades that clarify once and for all where the phrase ’Jerusalem of gold’ comes from: the dome of the rock sends rays of color all over the city.