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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Israel’s Yad Vashem named world’s 4th top museum

'Very moving and inspirational,' visitor says of Yad Vashem (Photo: Gil Yohanan)
‘Very moving and inspirational,’ visitor says of Yad Vashem (Photo: Gil Yohanan)

TripAdvisor travel website ranks Israel’s Holocaust memorial among 25 most recommended museums worldwide, awarding it with 2013 Certificate of Excellence

Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial has been ranked fourth among the world’s top 25 museums by the popular TripAdvisor travel website, which relies on reviews and comments of tourists and travelers from all around the world.
The website’s visitors praised the museum’s “moving and informative displays” and said that visiting Yad Vashem was an “emotional, educational and inspiring” experience and “a must for any human.”
TripAdvisor also awarded Yad Vashem with the 2013 Certificate of Excellence, which is given to outstanding institutions that have received praise and recognition in reviews by the website’s travelers.
In order to receive the Certificate of Excellence, the tourist site must maintain an overall ranking of at least four of five stars in visitors’ reviews.
Yad Vashem is currently ranked first among Jerusalem’s 146 attractions and has been named the most recommended place to visit in the holy city.
Yad Vashem has nearly one million visitors annually, mostly tourists. The museum recently unveiled a new exhibition, “I Am My Brother’s Keeper,” marking 50 years of recognizing saviors of Jews and dedicated it to the 24,811 people from 47 countries who have been honored as “Righteous Among the Nations.”