also known as the uncrowned Queen of Palestine is situated some 60 km north of Jerusalem between Mount Ebal and Mount Garizim. As one of Palestine’s largest cities, Nablus has lots to offer. Famous of its sweets, traditional olive oil soap and busy markets, Nablus is also home to many of Palestine’s industries and commerce. Among the main attractions in Nablus are Jacob’s Well and the Old City of Nablus. The areas in and around Nablus are filled with sites to visit. The Palestinian village of Sebastia lies some 12 km north of Nablus. Other major Palestinian cities such as Jenin, Tulkarem and Qalqilya are also near Nablus in the north of the country.
Nablus’ rich history lies in its Old City with its distinct stone facades, beautiful architecture, narrow streets and old urban spaces. The population of the old city today number around 20,000. There are two churches, twelve mosques and a Samaritan synagogue in around the densely populated residential areas.