Yad Vashem ranked a top museum by travel website

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Yad Vashem was ranked fourth in the top 25 museums in the world by the travel website TripAdvisor.

Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial and museum, also was awarded the websites 2013 Certificate of Excellence award, given to sites that consistently receive outstanding traveler reviews.

TripAdvisor is a popular travel website driven by reviews and comments of tourists and travelers.

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, tourist sites must maintain an overall rating of four or higher out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor. Yad Vashem is currently listed as first among 146 recommended sites to visit in Jerusalem.

Visitors who commented on the site applauded the “moving and informative displays,” the “incredible use of architecture, audio visual, photos, and actual items to recreate a time in history that should never happen again” calling it an “emotional, educational and inspiring experience” an “unbelievably moving experience” that is a “must-see” for any traveler to Israel.

Some 1 million people visit Yad Vashem annually.