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Rechavia and 19th Century European Buildings

posted Nov 24, 2011, 10:41 PM by Jack Cadranel
In the late 19th Century and early 20th Century Jewish immigrants and the European Powers were all busy building in Jerusalem. This week's tours take a look at some of what they built.
On Monday November 28th explore Rechavia. Built in the 1920s as a "garden suburb" the upscale neighbourhood was home to many of Israel's early leaders. We'll take in the neighbourhood's architecture and history, hear the stories of some of it's more famous residents and find out why Yekkes were living in Spanish Streets.
Meet at 9.30 a.m. at the corner of King George and Keren Kayemet Le'Israel Streets.
The tour on Wednesday November 30th takes you From The First British Consulate to the Russian Compound to see European Buildings in 19th Century Jerusalem. In the 19th Century the European Powers gave Jerusalem some of its most impressive buildings - hospitals, churches, post offices and more. They weren't just being generous! This tour will give you the low-down on what they built and why and on their impact on Jewish Jerusalem.
Meet at 9.30 a.m. just outside the Jaffa Gate.
Please note that the schedule is subject to change and that tours will only take place if a minimum of three people have registered. Registration in advance is required. Call 054-647-8955 or email tourwithjack@gmail.com . Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes and to bring hats and water. Each tour lasts 2-3 hours and costs NIS 70 per person plus site entry fees. There are site entry fees of NIS 15 on Wednesday's tour.
Coming up next week: A Walk Along the Cease Fire Line on Monday December 5th. In Sickness and In Health - Health Care in Jerusalem from the Second Temple to the Old Yishuv on Wednesday December 7th.