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Hidden between the hills of Jerusalem, on the outskirts of the city, resides the picturesque neighborhood of Ein Keren, today one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Jerusalem.

Ein Keren is mentioned in biblical sources as the source of the Second Temple Alter Stones and holds a special importance in the Christian faith as it is known as the birthplace of John the Baptist. The importance of the village has led to the construction of many churches and monasteries, some dating back to the Middle Ages, which attract many Christians, Pilgrims and tourists from around the world.

During the 50's and 60's the agricultural character of the village began to change with the establishment of educational institutions such as the Hebrew University School of Medicine as well as the "Hadassah" hospital.

In recent years Ein Keren is characterized by the presence of many artist houses, galleries, cafes, restaurants and unique shops that fit the "spirit of the neighborhood".

EinKeren is now a major tourist attraction in the capital combining numerous historical, architectural, art and cultural attractions.

 

The many tourists who visit Ein Keren meet the magical combination of church spires, the village mosque and the wellspring together with its unique restaurants and cafes and set off to discover its many magical alleyways and hidden corners.