The Most Famous Instagrammable Places in Jerusalem

If you are looking for the most instagrammable places in Jerusalem then you have come to the right place! If you are like me, then taking iconic photos is an important part of your travels, and this guide to photography spots in Jerusalem will help you take all of those great shots you see on Instagram.

One of the tricks to photography in Jerusalem is avoiding the crowds. With thousands in the Old City on any given day, it might sound difficult to get a decent shot without people in the background! But do not be discouraged, some of these instagram spots are not as popular, others the crowds do not take away from the sense of place, and other photo spots, it is all about the angle you take the photo from.

Whether you have just one day in Jerusalem or even two or three, this guide will help you find all of the best photography spots in the city. While you are there, remember that although full of tourists, the Old City is where people live. Ensure you ask permission to photograph others, be respectful, and do not tresspass. Ensure you are properly dressed for religious sites (long pants and sleeves) and follow local customs.

Best Instagram Spots in Jerusalem


Via Dolorosa

Jesus spent his last moments walking this historic path. Retrace his steps while in Jerusalem. There is an amazing energy in these streets.





Old City Streets

These small streets make for great instagram photos in Jerusalem. There are so many passages and so many angles to take great photos.




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Dome of the Rock

The Islamic Shrine, Dome of the Rock lies on Temple Mount and is the third most holy site in Islam. Viewable from many points in the city, it is no wonder it is a popular photo spot in Jerusalem. It is probably the most well known structure in the region. Its shimmering dome and bright colors make it a beautiful backdrop for Instagram photos. On Temple Mount, those of opposite sexes should not touch (hold hands or put arms around eachother) or embrace, out of respect for the religious site. Wear long pants and long sleeves. 


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A few months ago, I went back to Jerusalem and honestly, I don’t really have the words to explain it. But it felt like coming home. That city is so special to me and holds so many precious memories that I’ll never forget. It’s the first time I lived abroad and discovered my love of experiencing different cultures. It’s where I made some of the best friends I could ever ask for. It’s where I learned that we are all human and we all belong and we’re all loved no matter what we believe in. I fell in love with photography in this city. I made my parents and sisters practically swim through Hezekiah’s Tunnel and never heard the end of it. 😂 Jerusalem is a city that holds a sort of special power to it. Plus, eating my favorite hummus and falafel in the world again was a dream come true. 💙

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“Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.” —John C. Maxwell . . . . Taking a year off to show my son the world was one of the most difficult decisions we have ever made as a family. It was scary, stressful and ultimately exhilarating. . . . Coming home has been hard, but watching my son’s knowledge of the world expand, listening to him talk about the places we have been and seeing the excitement in his eyes when he recognizes places like this in his daily life make it worth it. . . . 📸: One of the holiest places in the Middle East and one coveted by so many in the world, The Temple Mount. . . . #domeoftherock #templemount #jerusalem #middleeast #familytravel #traveldeeper #beintrepid #trekarooing #kidswhotravel #adventurekids #familytrip #familytravelblog #takeyourkidseverywhere #gapyear #travelkids #travelwithkids #travelisthenewclub

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Western Wall

The Western Wall or Wailing Wall is one of the holiest sites in all of Judaism. It is one of the most instagrammable places in Jerusalem because of its importance to Jews and the spiritual essence them emanates from the walled remains of the second temple. 

When visiting the Western Wall, respect those who are praying and dress modestly. You can get higher vantage points from the stairs leading to Temple Mount and shots like this below.





Mahane Yehuda Market


Jerusalem’s Mehane Yehuda market offers an array of colors and hustle and bustle making it a great spot in the city for Instagram photos. It is about 15 minutes walk from the Old City. Whether it is the reds of pommegranites, or the dried fruits or candies there are plenty of places to take photos. If busy market shots are what you are after, this is the place


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The Machane Yehuda market, also referred to as the shuk, is in my opinion one of the most beautiful markets not only in Israel, but the world. The market is located in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, and its character adds to the city’s unique flavor. Open until the small hours, by day it is awash with a variety of fresh foods, restaurants and homewares. By night a plethora of additional bars and restaurants pop up to further enhance the mix to create a vibrant melange attracting tourists from all over the world and of all ages! I could (and often do) spend hours in here! ✡️ #mahaneyehuda #mahaneyehudamarket #yerushalayim #jerusalemofgold #fruit #fruits #market #foodmarket #foodie #exoticfruit

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Damascus Gate

Suileman the Magnificant was responsible for the 16th century walls that surround the Old City. While this is a busy entrance point, if your timing is right, you can get shots here without crowds. If you happen to be arriving to Jerusalem from Allenby Crossing, this is where the shared taxi will drop you off.


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