Nablus situated 60 km north of Jerusalem, between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim, is one of Palestine’s largest cities. With lots on offer, the city is famous for its sweets, traditional olive oil soap, and busy markets, and home to much of Palestine’s industry and commerce. Among the main attractions in Nablus are Jacob’s Well and the Old City of Nablus.
Nablus’ rich history, however, lies in its Old City with its distinctive stone facades, beautiful architecture, narrow streets and old urban spaces. The population of the ancient city today, numbers around 20,000. There are two churches, twelve mosques, and a Samaritan synagogue in and around the densely populated residential areas.