• Sveriges generalkonsuls bostad i Jerusalem. Photographer: SFV

    Sveriges generalkonsuls bostad i Jerusalem.

Jerusalem. Consul General’s residence

The property that forms the residence of the Swedish Consul General in Jerusalem is located in an area called the German Colony. The buildings in this district date from the turn of the 19th/20th century.

The residence of the Swedish Consul General in Jerusalem was purchased in 1991, the same year that Sweden opened its Consulate General here. The building lies in West Jerusalem, which is the Israeli part of the city. The chancery of the Consulate General is located in East Jerusalem, the Palestinian part. The Swedish Foreign Ministry felt it was important for the sake of balance to split the functions and have the residence in the west. According to the Consul General, the Consulate General acts as a tentative Swedish bridge between the people in both parts of Jerusalem.

The property is located in an area called the German Colony, whose buildings date from the turn of the 19th/20th century. The residence was built in around 1880. On its purchase in 1991, the house was totally refurbished and remodelled to serve as a home. In 2012, the National Property Board Sweden conducted a new round of remodelling and refurbishment. The three-storey stone building sits on a plot of 630 square metres. It is heated by electric radiators and heat pumps, with solar panels for hot water.

The mature garden has terraces for outdoor entertaining and is bordered by a wall to provide privacy. Next to the entrance there is a carport for two vehicles.

Address

Adress:

Yonatan Street 13

Jerusalem