Jerusalem is ranked among the Top 10 travel destinations and described as having “profound cultural and historical significance” by the travel website Trip Advisor.

Readers of the site ranked Jerusalem in seventh place, above London, Istanbul and Venice.

They ranked the Italian city of Florence in first place, followed by Washington D.C., Rome and Paris.

“Plan on seeing the major sights,” the website suggests, “but also leave plenty of time to walk through the streets and simply immerse yourself in the daily life of such an ancient and revered place.”

Trip Advisor is a free website that provides extensive travel information on destinations all around the globe, with most of the content being consumer-generated.

In July, the prestigious National Geographic magazine ranked Tel Aviv as one of the world’s top ten beach cities, alongside Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro, Nice (on the French Riviera) and Cape Town.