Search
 

 More From Region

 

The World’s Oldest App: Touring Jerusalem’s Old City with a Smartphone

Looking for a professional guide to help you explore the Old City of Jerusalem? The tour-app for smartphones is just the thing you’ve been looking for. The Jerusalem Development Authority has launched two smartphone applications for touring the Old City – one in Hebrew and one in English, called “Th​e Old City of Jerusalem Audio Walking Tours”. Each gives the user a full range of guided tours through the Old City.

 

On this Page:

Looking for a professional guide to help you explore the Old City of Jerusalem? The tour-app for smartphones is just the thing you’ve been looking for. The Jerusalem Development Authority has launched two smartphone applications for touring the Old City – one in Hebrew and one in English, called “The Old City of Jerusalem Audio Walking Tours”. Each gives the user a full range of guided tours through the Old City.


Jerusalem’s Old City is the most widely visited area in Israel, with some 10 million visitors each year – including both internal and foreign tourism. Recently, the Jerusalem Development Authority launched a cutting-edge website, www.jerusalem-oldcity.org.il , where visitors and potential visitors can find all the information they need to plan and enjoy their visit to the Old City. The site includes maps of different tour routes , as well as downloadable audio files in mp3 format to guide visitors along their chosen route.

Now, the Jerusalem Development Authority has taken a giant step forward technologically, with the aid of a New-Zealand based software developer, and offers a free touring app of the Old City. In the initial stage, the app is for iphone users; android users will be included in the near future.

​This cellular tourism initiative is the first of its kind in Israel, offering visitors a vastly improved tourism experience of the Old City: audio-guided tours of a range of walking trails, accompanied by maps, photos and additional information – all free of charge.

“Essentially, there are two apps available – one in Hebrew, one in English. Users can choose from, 15 different paths through the Old City, some of which are handicapped-accessible. Without a doubt, the technological breakthrough makes it easier for anyone who wants to tour the Old City, and offers easy and convenient options to do so,” says Elad Kandel, Director of the Old City Section of the Jerusalem Development Authority.

“The Old City of Jerusalem Audio Walking Tours” app is available today in app-stores. Simply download, free of charge, and get ready to experience the most popular tourism site in the world.

 

For details: Eli Barak, +972-54-7635202

 

 Sites & Attractions

 
Monastery of the Order of the Sisters of Zion on Via Dolorosa in the Old City. Part of ...
System of underground tunnels constituting a continuous chain of history from the times...
The Twin Towers Monument in memory of the victims who perished in the terror attacks on...
Spring in Nakhal Refa'im, with adjoining Ein Yael Museum, an active museum that holds i...
Beit Jimal The Beit Jimal Convent, surrounded by picturesque Judean mountains scenery,...
Interactive museum designed to bring the world of science and technology closer to chil...
 

 Accommodations

 
Guest house has four rooms, banquet hall, lobby and classrooms.
Hotel in the eastern part of the city on Salah e-Din Street. There are 54 rooms availab...
A historic, world famous Hotel, located in the heart of Jerusalem, with all amenities, ...
The Ambassador Hotel, built in 1952, is one of the first modern hotels in East Jerusale...
New Attractions