Peter Wik

Peter Wik has been traveling the world since childhood. He has visited over 60 countries and some of them up to a hundred times. Peter is the owner of Relasian Travel & Event based in Stockholm, Sweden but constantly on the road. Peter is a foodie and loves to try new food around the world. Here he shares his favorite gems from places high and low around the world to make you go local yet being global. Peter lives in Stockholm and Paris.

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The Israel Museum - One of the highlights of Jerusalem

The Israel Museum in Jerusalem is often missed by visitors to Jerusalem or their tourist bus just makes a brief stop to see the Dead Sea Scrolls. It is such a pity that people miss out of this place! It is one of the top museums world wide up there with the Louvre, British Museum or similar with a collection of over 500.000 pieces.
The museum opened to public in 1965 and the collection is based on gifts from Jewish People from all over the world. Here you find everything form archeological finds from the region to modern art from Israel and other places. What is the biggest surprise to most is that it also has an excellent collection of precolombian art from South America, a big collection of  beautiful Impressionist paintings, synagogues from all over the world moved here, a whole patrician apartment from Paris etc.
On this picture you see a painting of Damian Hearst and the famous statue of the "Boy from south Tel Aviv" by
Ohad Meromi.
The Museum is located close to Knesset on Ruppin Boulevard. Check with the opening hours with the webpage or call ahead as the opening hours change a lot during holiday.

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