The popular tourist website TripAdvisor has ranked the Yad Vashem museum in Jerusalem as the fourth most recommended museum to visit in the world. In addition, the site has chosen the museum as the number one attraction to visit in Jerusalem. The site’s rankings are based on comments and reviews from tourists.
Leading the list of recommended museums on TripAdvisor is the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, followed by the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City and the Arts Institute in Chicago. In fifth place, following Yad Vashem, is the Frick Collection museum in New York.
Comments on TripAdvisor’s website mentioned the "moving exhibits" at Yad Vashem, and it was written that the visit to the museum is “an emotional, educational and inspiring experience”.
The website also awarded Yad Vashem its Certificate of Excellence for 2013. This certificate is awarded only to institutions that consistently receive exceptional praise from visitors. To win this award, an institution must maintain a four (out of five)-star cumulative ranking by visitors to the site. Yad Vashem, with almost one million visitors a year, is currently listed at the top spot out of 146 recommended sites in Jerusalem. A new exhibition has recently opened in its temporary exhibition pavilion, called “I am my brother’s keeper: 50 years of gratitude to the Righteous Among the Nations”.