Calendar of cultural events for Jerusalem 2013

Published on Monday, 11 February 2013 by Webmaster

Calendar of cultural events for Jerusalem 2013
Jerusalem, Israel's capital, offers tourists a unique religious and spiritual experience, rich history, tourist attractions and a calendar full of cultural events and festivals to enrich the visiting experience. Many of the annual festivals and events attract the participation of internationally-acclaimed stars, as they take place against the backdrop of the ancient city walls.

Here are some highlights for the diary:

12 February - 28 September: Herod the Great exhibition at the Israel Museum. The world's first exhibition on the life and legacy of Herod the Great will present 250 archaeological finds from the king's recently discovered tomb at Herodium, from Jericho and other related sites.

20 February - 30 April:  International Ice Festival. One of the world's largest Ice Festivals arrives in Jerusalem for the second year, featuring ice sculptures, ice skating rink, acrobatic and skating performances on ice, a children's ice city, ice bar and more. Jerusalem Old Station Complex.

1 March: Jerusalem Marathon. The third International Jerusalem Marathon, ranked as one of the world's top 10 marathons by British Women's Running Magazine,  will include three different running options (42km, 21 km, 10 km), taking participants through Jerusalem's history, culture and unique and spectacular views.

5-13 June 2012: Jerusalem Festival of Light: A breathtaking display of artistic light creations, designed by leading local and foreign light artists, throughout the Old City's public and restricted areas, as well as at tourism sites.

10,17,24,31 October: The Knights Festival: A journey back in time to the heroes of the Middle Ages, including knights, kings, princesses and troubadours, roaming the Old City alleyways. Free street performances.

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