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Knesset (Parliament)

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Address: HaKiryah, Jerusalem 91950, Israel
Phone Number:
+972 2-675-3420
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Free guided tours of Israel’s Parliament include an explanation of the...

Free guided tours of Israel’s Parliament include an explanation of the structure of the Israeli government and a look at the famous tapestries of Marc Chagall, which illustrate important moments in Jewish history.

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The Knesset is a modern and impressive building. Taking the tour is a must. Our tour guide was interesting and extremely knowledgeable. Democracy in action.

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Katonah, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Knesset is a modern and impressive building. Taking the tour is a must. Our tour guide was interesting and extremely knowledgeable. Democracy in action.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only did we get to see the Knesset, but through family friend we were able to meet a member of the Knesset and discuss recent actions regarding the settlements.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building if u r into architecture, amazing photography material , good and sound history for historians, ancient words and wording if u r an aspiring etymologist but if u r a seeker and believer in truth and word power then this is the place for ears who are accustomed to hear truth and use their muscle in their mouth... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

A very modern building with an interesting tour. We came for a conference and heard the prime minister and other famous figures speak. It's a good visit but there are other locations I would see first in Jerusalem

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Tour was informative and inspiring. Tour guide was able to answer all our questions with ease. Great insight into the establishment of the state and the three branches of government. Well worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

A very good starter on government in Israel for those who are into it. The guides are knowledgeable. Seeing the Knesset in session was an experience. The members are nothing like our elected officials here in the states. Dress was casual for everyone and that was somewhat of a surprise.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I've been to the Knesset many times. When visiting you should make sure to see the menorah on the outside of the building and get an explanation of the imagery sculpted on the menorah. The art work, artifacts and ceramics throughout the building is really worth seeing as are the walls covered by the beautiful series of Chagal tapestry hanging... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is a really cool and important place to visit, especially if you are interested in political science and history, or anything related! I feel great pride in the amazing State of Israel when I visit here. You will learn a lot.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Not many Parliament Houses are opened for tourist to visit. Knesset is one of those that does & does it well. The compound is very well maintained, of course. Security is very strict, for understandable reasons. The English-speaking guides, whom are staff of Knesset, are very knowledgeable & give clear introduction to the Knesset & are able to clarify questions... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

very interesting visit. the guide was excellent. I loved the Chagal hall and found the discussion there very moving and insightful. Highly recommend a visit

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