By Deena Levenstein
One of Jerusalem’s hidden treasures is a 1:500 scaled, extremely realistic model of modern Jerusalem. Created with basic materials such as cardboard, paint and glue, and extreme preciseness, it truly feels like you’re getting a bird’s eye view of this spectacular city.
The model represents approximately 6 square kilometers of space, 15% of the city, from the city center, across downtown Jerusalem, through Meah Shearim, Rechavia and other neighborhoods in west Jerusalem, through the Old City and into parts of east Jerusalem.
The model is being worked on on a regular basis and it is used as a tool by city developers and architects.
It is located in Safra Square, the Jerusalem municipality. Go in Building 1 and down to floor 0. Buzz to get into the room and walk around freely or ask someone to show you around.
It is best to call in advance: 02-629-7315.
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