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10 Things You Didn't Know About Jerusalem

Garden, 10 Things I didn't Know about Jersusalem

Think you know the Holy City? Oh sure, there’s the Western Wall, the Via Dolorosa, the amazing cuisine. But did you also know that Jerusalem is lush, is sometimes snowy, and is a movie-lover’s dream?

From the Grapevine compiled a list of ten things you might not know about Jerusalem. Starting with:

1. It’s greener than you think.

Surrounded by spectacular natural scenery – from forests to rolling hills – Jerusalem is more than its cobblestone streets. With its own version of New York City's Central Park, an enormous collection of more than 10,000 plants at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, and numerous other green spaces, it's an ideal destination for nature lovers.

Among the city's wild residents are graceful gazelles and charismatic foxes. The city's main park, Gazelle Valley, is the ideal home for wildlife – lush greenery dotted by ponds, crossed by streams and shaded by trees. Several lookout points encourage visitors to observe the animals and plants in the park.

Read the other nine surprising Jerusalem facts.

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