Holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims, Jerusalem’s Old City is one of the world’s foremost pilgrimage destinations. A repository of sacred monuments and relics, it is a place where the often abused qualification ‘living history’ really does apply. Here you can walk in the footsteps of prophets, pray in buildings constructed by order of caliphs and kings, and spend the night in hospices where Crusaders and cardinals have slumbered. The soundtrack is of church bells, the muezzin’s call and the shofar.
When immersing yourself in Jerusalem, in this place that is supposed to be the origin of so many beliefs that unite and divide men, with such a complex history, it is impossible not to feel strong and particular emotions.