Since its opening in 1998, the Centre for Jerusalem Studies as part of al-Quds University has placed a special focus on preserving Palestinian cultural heritage via a weekly al-Quds Tours activity of what remains of the city's architecture and civilizations. These walking tours take place mostly in the Old City showing the cultural heritage, the political and social facets of the city, from Canaanite, Crusadors, Mamluk and Ottoman Jerusalem to the settlements scene, the Israeli wall and areas with mass house demolition. Moreover, once in a month we visit one of the cities in the country. The tours are organized regularly for the local and International community, students and friends of the centre.
Al-Quds alternative tours aims to show the multi-facets of the city & its mosaic, from a Palestinian perspective. It visit holy & historical sites, from topography, geography, archeology to politics; the most thrilling is the social fabric as the inhabitants of each époque make the city's vibrant identity. These in depth tours are usually on Saturdays.