West Jerusalem, the predominantly Jewish part of the city, is now beginning to carve out its own identity as a tourist destination with cutting-edge architecture and hip hotels. Below, the Chords Bridge, designed by Santiago Calatrava.

The lobby, designed by Pierro Lissoni, of the Mamilla Hotel.

A clutch of new restaurants like Scala have opened in the city. The chef Oren Yerushalmi is equally deft at light dishes and comfort classics, from carpaccios and sashimis to hearty entrecôtes doused in tahini.

The Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, which displays rare ancient manuscripts

The Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book in the Israel Museum.

An exhibition at the Yad Vashem's new Holocaust History Museum. The building was designed by the daring Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie.

The terrace at the Dan Boutique Hotel overlooks the Old City.

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