TOURISM

Visit Palestine, a land rich in history, full of tradition and hospitality. From the famous cities of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron, Jericho, Nablus and Gaza, the Palestinian people will give you a warm welcome to the Holy Land, a place of great religious significance to Christians, Muslims and Jews.

 

Since the dawn of humanity, Palestine has been a meeting point of different civilizations that left important cultural legacies. In addition, its strategic geographical location, between the Mediterranean Coast and the Jordan River, makes it an interjection between Africa, Asia and the Middle East. As the first religious pilgrims and the thousands of tourists who visit it, you can soak up the ancient civilizations, the country's rich history and the intersection of cultures and their influences.

 

Throughout the years, Palestine has been an inspiration for artists, writers, poets, musicians and world leaders. The Roman emperor Constantine built the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem in 348 AD, after his mother, Empress Helena, identified the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ. The Muslim Caliph Abdel Malik, built the Dome of the Rock in 691 AD. Pope Paul VI became the first pontiff to pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1964. In the art world, the British David  Roberts and the American Frederick Church, found inspiration for their paintings in the fields and orchards of Palestine. Herman Melville, meanwhile, wrote his main work, Clarel: A poem and Pilgrimage to the Holy Land that followed his visit in 1857. In music, the legendary Arab singer Umm Kulthum, became known worldwide after its debut in Palestine in the 1940s. Great composers of the twentieth century, as Peter Gabriel, Joan Baez and Dizzy Gillespie, inspired their works by Palestine. Moreover, important world figures, have been delighted with the Holy Land and expressed his support for the cause and his people, as the Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme and British actress Vanessa Redgrave, who dedicated Palestine her first Academy award in 1980.

 

Palestinians have a high educational level in Middle East. A large percentage of them have university degrees and are members of professional, intellectual and academic elites that take place in universities, research centers, government agencies, trade, health and art around the world. However, it is necessary to visit this wonderful country to appreciate the most outstanding facet of its culture: the warmth and humor of its inhabitants.

 

From the tourist point of view, Palestine has beautiful and sunny beaches in Gaza; spectacular panoramic views in Jerusalem and Jericho, the oldest city inhabited by men; amazing religious sites in Jerusalem and Bethlehem and great archeological importance in Nablus, and a beautiful craftsmanship and the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron. Furthermore, you will find comfortable and stylish accommodations, fabulous restaurants offering refined local cuisine, artists and galleries, exquisite handicrafts and antiques from all eras.

 

The Palestinian territories are very safe for visitors. You can start your tour arriving at Gaza International Airport, or you can do it by land via Jordan, Egypt and Israel. Once there, Palestinian bilingual guides will accompany you on your tour. Whatever the reason for our visit, you will always be welcomed and you will be able to appreciate for yourself why so many people return again and again to our beautiful country.

Embajada del Estado de Palestina en Colombia

Embajada del Estado de Palestina en Colombia  

Calle 45 N° 14-76 Bogotá D.C.

(+571) 2877691

(+571) 2877904

Fax: (+571) 2887439 

embajada@embajadapalestina.co

EMBAJADA DEL ESTADO DE PALESTINA EN COLOMBIA
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