Tourists and visitors can choose between dozens of architectural tours, some from an historical point of view, and others from a technological or social and activist aspect, enabling the participants to explore the city in a deep and unique way and celebrate its urban life.
Open House Jerusalem, which started in 2007, was inspired by the Open Houses held in London and in New York and follows their format and values.
In the event catalog (http://www.batim-jerusalem.org/ToursEng.aspx?batim=
) one can find a rich variety of about 120 items that reflects the city's diverse architecture from the oldest remains from B.C. to the 19th century and on to the 21st century contemporary building, discover the typical building technology of the city that lies on a mountain and learn about the different eras of Jerusalem and their architectural footprint.
While most of the tours do not require advance registration, the event listing on the website clearly shows which tours do require advance registration, which tours are not wheelchair accessible and which are suitable for children. Registration opens on 1 November.