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Italian Hospital

One of the most impressive buildings on the Street of the Prophets (Hanevi’im St.), the Italian hospital was built in the late Ottoman period between the years 1913 and 1917. It is currently undergoing major renovation and restoration by conservation architect Gobi Curtis. The renaissance style building, with gothic details and a bell tower, strongly resembles the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. Its grand style testifies to the fierce competition among the different powers that comprised the Ottoman Empire, which was religious in nature and therefore concentrated mainly in establishing religious and charity organizations in Jerusalem. During World War II it served as headquarters of the British Air Force and as a military hospital. Since 1963 it has been occupied by the Ministry of Education.

City Center
29 Shivtei Yisrael St., corner of Hanevi'im St. 9
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designed by Studio karamel   |  developed by entry