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#Pakal_Kafe: Mitzpe Rotem

Here's an interesting fact about Israelis - They like to take a #Pakal_Kafe with them on hikes in nature, or when they visit their nearby ma'ayan (spring). (or sometimes use them at home!)

Why do you ask? Well, simply because there is nothing more Israeli than enjoying the outdoors with a nice steaming glass of fresh coffee (*Don't worry, there is always emergency tea for the non-coffee drinkers).

>>> So we @iKonnect decided to hop on this trend!

A isgn next to the Mitzpe Rotem lookout
Credit: Shifra Gottlieb

The story

Mitzpe Rotem is a breathtaking lookout point in Jerusalem, on Mount Giloh. The spot is named after Rotem Sharvit, a Giloh native who was killed during his army service. The lookout spot is located on one of the highest points in Jerusalem, which means it gives you a great view of the city, especially if you are lucky enough to visit after it snows and see the whole beautiful city of Jerusalem covered in white.

What to expect?

From the spot, you can see the whole south and west of Jerusalem. This is a great place to bring your pakal kafe and enjoy a hot cup of coffee, in front of the breathtaking view.

Pakal kafe kit set up on a ledge of the Mitzpe Rotem Lookout
Credit: Shifra Gottlieb

What you need to know

  • Jerusalem gets real cold in the winter, especially at these heights, so don't forget to dress up warmly.

  • Gilo is under construction, so the area near this spot may have a lot of noise during the day.

  • Payment & hours: Free and unlimited hours

  • Distance from the parking lot: Nearby

  • Best season to visit: All year long

  • Family-friendly? Yes

The path leading to the Mitzpe Rotem Lookout
Credit: Shifra Gottlieb


🚗 By car Drive and park next to the bus stop: Tsviya Veyitshak/HaSnunit. This location isn't on Google Maps or Waze. You can use the Google maps location below to get to the spot!

🚌 By public transpertation Take the following buses: 32, 33, 72 to the stop: Tsviya Veyitshak/HaSnunit


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