The dozens of neighborhoods in the capital city of Jerusalem open up dozens of different worlds and culture before visitors. The Old City of Jerusalem is encircled by the walls built by the Turkish in 1538 and is divided into the four quarters; the Jewish Quarter, the Muslim Quarter, the Christian Quarter and the Armenian Quarter. Seven gates lead into these very different areas with the two most popular being the Jaffa Gate to the west of the Old City and Damascus Gate from the east.
South-west of the Old City is the modern area of the city with residential, commercial and industrial development, high-rise hotels and office towers. There you'll find the quaint Ein Kerem neighborhood, a popular Christian pilgrimage site as well as the beautiful Mishkenot Sha'ananim neighborhood, the quaint Nahalat HaShiva with it's many leisure sites, the bustling German Colony neighborhood that is always full of English-speaking tourists and the eclectic, artistic Nachlaot neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem. Bordering the center of the city are the Haredi Meah Shearim and Geula neighborhoods that allow visitors into a world of Judaism as it was in the shtetl.