Jerusalem opens house

Festival returns to the capital city and offers inside access to amazing buildings and sites.

Houses From Within invites Jerusalem lovers to join free tours of its amazing structures. (Guy Itzhaki)

Houses From Within invites Jerusalem lovers to join free tours of its amazing structures. (Guy Itzhaki)

Jerusalem opens its public parks, city infrastructure and private houses this weekend for the annual Houses From Within happening.

Free tours of the city’s private spaces – designer lofts, urban villas, unique synagogues, architecturally significant public buildings, construction sites, plazas and gardens – runs Oct. 25-27.

Inspired by OpenHouse events in Europe and North America, Houses From Within invites Jerusalem lovers to join free tours of its amazing structures.

Highlights on this year’s list include: A chance to visit the excavation site where the train tunnel to Jerusalem is being dug using tunnel boring equipment; Eco House in Ein Kerem — visit a small residential unit that underwent ecological renovation; and an inside view of the Institute of Archeology on Mount Scopus, which houses the Hebrew University`s archaeological collection.

The behind-the-scenes peek at other people’s houses has become a hit across the globe. Earlier this year, Tel Aviv hosted its own Houses From Within event as well.

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