Location Guide

Locations in Israel Mount Karkom
Mount Karkom is shrouded in mystery and intrigue. It is a breathtaking and spiritual place that was used for worship thousands of years ago. Recent research has concluded that it may even be the biblical Mount Sinai, adding an historical dimension to its aura.
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Filming Biblical Locations
Sharon Schaveet, producer and expert in production in Israel, “It is our pleasure to recommend to you a list of film locations in Israel.
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Filming in the Mea She’arim Neighborhood Jerusalem
When you enter the Mea She’arim (One Hundred Gates) neighborhood, just a five-minute walk from Jerusalem’s city center, you might feel as though you have been catapulted to a different era.
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Filming in Solomon Pools
Tucked away near the Arab town of al-Khader, about 20 minutes from Jerusalem, is a little-known treasure that would make an excellent film location in Israel.
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Filming in Nablus
Nablus is an ancient city which is located just 42 kilometers from Tel Aviv. It has many historic remains within the vicinity and also displays interesting, local architecture and an authentic Middle Eastern atmosphere and the best market to film.
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Filming in Safed (Tsfat) Israel
Nestling in the lush mountains of the Upper Gallilee and basking in the cool, fresh mountain air is the charming city of Safed.
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Filming Markets in Israel
Israel’s markets share a glimpse of everyday life as it’s been lived for generations. Although the commercial nature of some markets mean that they have changed over time, in particular to meet the needs of tourists; there are still markets to be found which have retained their original character over the passage of time.
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Filming Abraham and Old Treatment Footage
As part of our service we provide a range of stories and ideas. Below we give you the story of Abraham and some filming and location tips.
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Filming in Caesarea
When looking for good locations to film in Israel, Caesarea is a place worth a visit.
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Filming Jesus Era House in Nazareth
Just days before Christmas 2009, archeologists discovered the remains of a residential building dating back to the time of Jesus
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Filming in the Church of Holy Sepulcher
The Church of the Holy Sepulcher is the holiest Christian site in the world. It is claimed that the building is located over the site where Jesus was crucified (Golgotha)
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Filming UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Israel
At a ceremony held at Avdat on March 12, 2007, several Israeli sites were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The organization’s list contains around 830 sites around the world that have “outstanding value to humanity
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Shopping in Jerusalem
Whether you are visiting the city for business or pleasure, we want to make sure you know about the best shops in Jerusalem.
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Restaurants in Israel – for filming crews
Our all time favorite, the delicious Chakra restaurant, has moved to a new location. Chakra is now situated on King George Street just underneath the Coffee Joe. The Chakra offers a sensational, creative cuisine, fresh ingredients and a wonderful selection of dishes.
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Hotels in Israel – for filming crews
When you decide to bring a crew to Israel, it is very important to choose the right hotel. We recommend the Ambassador Hotel in East Jerusalem for the following reasons
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Production advice in Israel
Special Ideas for Filming in Israel
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Facts about Israel
Israel is located in the Middle East, nestled between Europe, Asia, and Africa. The Mediterranean Sea is on its western shore, Jordan to the east, Syria and Lebanon to the north, and Egypt to the south.
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Recommendations in Israel
Before visiting other countries, I like to contact local residents in order to obtain recommendations from them. Naturally, I always try to avoid tourist traps of which there are many in the world.
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Museums in Israel
This year many crews will arrive to cover Israel's 60 Years of Statehood. Make sure not to miss out on some of the interesting cultural events that accompany this celebration.
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Location Guide Israel
Our location guide Israel can be used to find the most suitable locations for your next production in Israel. Modern cities, ancient locations, the Dead Sea, deserts, mountains, colorful markets, religion, Judaism, Palestinians, Jesus, The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, The Wailing Wall, The Dome of the Rock, biblical landscapes, Genesis, the Bible, coastal plane, Tel Aviv, Crusaders, conflict, army – all of these words have one thing in common: they can all be found in actual locations in Israel.
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Filming on Mount Zion
The western hill of the Old City is called Mount Zion. This area acquired its name in the Middle Ages and is different from the Mount Zion found in the bible
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Filming in Solomon Pools, Israel
Tucked away near the Arab town of al-Khader, about 20 minutes from Jerusalem, is a little-known treasure that would make an excellent film location in Israel.
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Filming at Sepphoris (Zippori)
The ancient site of Sepphoris (Greek) or Zippori (Hebrew = bird) is located northwest to the old city of Nazareth. This major Roman and Byzantine city used to be the capital and the heart of the Galilee province. It was first mentioned in the writings of Josephus Flavius about the Hasmonean era.
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Filming in the Galilee, Israel
Filming in Israel is an exciting undertaking for filmmakers around the world. One region that specifically attracts film teams and visitors alike is the Galilee.
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Filming in the Dominus Flevit Church
The Dominus Flevit Church on the Mount of Olives offers a spectacular view of Jerusalem. You can get there from the Gethsemane Garden in East Jerusalem.
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Filming in the Dome of the Rock
The Dome of the Rock is the third holiest site for Moslems because it is considered where Muhammad ascended to heaven.
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Filming at Holy Christian Sites
Jesus spent his life in the hills of Judea and the Galilee, as is recorded in the New Testament. Throughout the country there are Christian holy sites and places of significance during Jesus’ life.
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Filming at the Cardo, Jerusalem
The Cardo was the main road in Jerusalem during the Roman and Byzantine eras, running from the Damascus Gate to the Zion Gate.
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Filming at Zedekiah’s Cave
Zedekiah’s Cave is an ancient cave located next to the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City. The history of this 230 meter-long cave is complex and highly disputed, making it a fascinating place to film
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Filming in Yodefat, Israel
The village of Yodefat (ancient Jotbah, Jotapata) is located in the Galilee, about 20km south of Akko under the north side of Mount Azmon.
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Filming at the Western Wall Tunnels
Many crews filming at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem also choose to film at the remarkable Western Wall Tunnels, whose entrance is located on the Western side of the Western Wall plaza
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Filming at the Western Wall
The most prominent image in Israel that encapsulates Judaism is theWestern Wall. The Western Wall, built by King Herod in 18 BCE, is a site of Jewish pilgrimage and prayer as it is a remnant from the wall that surrounded the second temple
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Filming at Waterfalls, Israel
The winter and spring months are ideal for filming the stunning waterfalls Israel has to offer.
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Filming at the Tomb of the Patriarchs
The Tomb of the Patriarchs is located in Hebron, some twenty-two miles southwest of Jerusalem. According to the Book of Genesis,
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Filming in Timna Park
Located around a twenty minute drive from Eilat, Timna Park, Israel is a multi-faceted nature reserve with a vast potential for filming.
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Filming in Tell es-Safi
Tell es-Safi or Tel Zafit is a large site in central Israel, located halfway between Jerusalem and Ashkelon on the border between the Coastal Plain and the Judean foothills. It is named for its white chalk cliffs which can be seen from the road at once.
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Filming in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv – this urban beach town is without a doubt the modern hub of Israel. Situated along the Mediterranean coast, Tel Aviv, with its warm climate, is home to many sidewalk cafes and shops.
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Filming at Tabgha
The area of Tabgha is mostly defined by the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes and is frequently visited by pilgrims and visitors today.
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Filming in the Shiloach Pool | Pools of Siloam
The Shiloach pools consist of two ancient pools located in Silwan, an Arab village, and the City of David, a large archeological park located at the site of the kingdom of King David.
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Filming in Ein Karem, Israel
Ein Karem is a neighborhood in southwestern Jerusalem that is important to Christian tradition because it is the “the city of Judah”, where John the Baptist was born (Luke 1: 39).
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Filming in Eilat
Eilat - the southern-most city in Israel functions as a port of entry for goods and as a vacationers' oasis for Israelis and foreigners looking to sit back, soak in the rays, and relax. Located on the coast of the Red Sea
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Filming in Deserts
Although Israel is a small country, one type location that it has in plentitude is deserts. Whatever kind of desert shot you are looking for; chances are you can find it in Israel
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Filming at Desert Monasteries
Throughout the Holy Land, one finds an astonishing number of beautiful old monasteries that are very much worth a visit for crews filming in Israel.
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Filming in the Dead Sea
Famous for being the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea is one of Israel’s major attractions. The unusually high percentage of salt in the Dead Sea makes it unique, and allows bathers to effortlessly float on the sea.
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Filming in Crusaders’ Sites, Israel
During the 11th-13th centuries battles raged in the Holy Land between Moslems and Crusaders, centering around Jerusalem.
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Filming in Colorful Markets, Israel
Mahane Yehuda Market – Situated in the center of Jerusalem, Israel the Mahane Yehuda Market is a bustling shopping area filled with the freshest local foods and various low-priced wares
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Filming in the Coastal Plane, Israel
The north-western coast of Israel is situated on the Mediterranean Sea. Most of the coastal area is inhabited with cities and towns, but there are some less populated areas and segments set aside for nature reserves
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Filming in the City of David
There is much to see and film at the City of David, particularly for topics related to archaeology and biblical history. Spread out over 60 dunams, the area contains varied excavations dating back to the first temple period and earlier
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Filming in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher
The Church of the Holy Sepulcher is probably the most sacred site for Christians in the world, next to the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem. It is believed to be the site where Jesus was crucified and buried, thus also known as Golgotha.
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Filming in the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu
The Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu is an impressive church located on the eastern slope of Mount Zion. It was constructed in the 1930’s, and built on a site Catholics believe was once the palace of Caiaphas, where Jesus was held before his trial
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Filming at the Cave of John the Baptist
Located in Kibbutz Tzuba Israel, around a 20 minute drive from Jerusalem, is the Cave of John the Baptist – a cave believed to have once been used by John the Baptist for baptism rituals.
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Filming at Capernaum, Israel
Capernaum, or Kfar Nahum Israel, is one of the most frequently visited sites at the Lake Kinneret besides the Mount of Beatitudes and the Church of Multiplication.
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Filming in Cana Village, Israel
Cana, a small village in the North of Israel, is an excellent place to film and to visit. Its narrow roads and peaceful surroundings, add to the atmosphere of the village, which is significant in Christian tradition.
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Filming in Caesarea, Israel
The National Park of Caesarea Israel, is without a doubt one of Israel’s most popular and monumental sites. It is the site where over the course of 12 years the legendary King Herod, whose architectural visions shape Israel’s landscape until today, built the grandest town other than Jerusalem in Palestine.
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Filming in Biblical Landscapes
Film crews often come to Israel looking for biblical landscapes. General shots of mountains are easy to come by, and there also locales in Israel that specialize in reenacting biblical imagery. One such place is NazarethVillage, located in the center of the town of Nazareth in northern Israel.
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Filming at Bethlehem Animal Market
For film crews searching an authentic, rural market experience with live animals, Biblical Productions can highly recommend filming at the Halal Market in Bethlehem.
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Filming in Bethesda St. Anne
If you enter the Old City of Jerusalem through the Lion’s Gate and walk a few meters, on the right you will notice a peaceful garden courtyard. This area is called Bethesda St. Anne. Inside the complex, past the quaint garden there is a large and solemn, church.
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Filming in Beit Sahour, Israel
Beit Sahour, Israel is an Arab village in the Judean hills east of Bethlehem. Today, Beit Sahour is home to some 14,500 residents, 80% Christian and 20% Muslim
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Filming at Beit Guvrin, Israel
Tucked away in the Judean plain at 400 meters above sea level lies one of Israel’s gems – the Beit Guvrin National Park
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Filming in Beer Sheva Israel
Beer Sheva, the capital of the Negev region, is a location directly connected to the story of Abraham as well as numerous other Bible stories
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Filming in Israel – Banyas
Beer Sheva, the capital of the Negev region, is a location directly connected to the story of Abraham as well as numerous other Bible stories. Under a two hour drive from Jerusalem, Abraham lived in Beer Sheva for many years due to an abundance of underground springs in the area.
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