The City of David

The City of David

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Enjoy unique times in the city of kings and prophets, where about half of the Bible books were written and most of the stories took place in biblical Jerusalem, a VR experience, and a spectacular night show projected on top of the ancient walls of the City of David.

Meet Ancient Jerusalem, the City of David National Park, with a variety of attractions and tours that you won't find anywhere else. 

Tours and attractions for the whole family

The City of David is located southeast of the Old City, on the Hill of the Ophel near the Western Wall. The ancient city's importance in Bible study makes the City of David the most important archaeological site in the Land of Israel. At this site, archaeological excavations were conducted by countless expeditions. Excavations continue to be carried out in the area and new and fascinating findings are constantly being revealed.

Hallelujah: A Spectacular nighttime show in the City of David

Hallelujah Fire and Water – This is a spectacular night-time show presented on top of the antiquities of the City of David with first-of-its-kind pyrotechnics in the land of Fire and water. The show combines a fascinating script of the story of Zion's return, revolutionary animation, and an exciting soundtrack. This is an unforgettable multi-sensory experience delivered to the audience by advanced technological means – only in Hallelujah can you go back in time and become part of the exciting story of ancient Jerusalem.

Bar Mitzvah and Family Celebrations in the City of David

How about a family celebration in a unique atmosphere? The City of David invites you to have an extraordinary experience with unique hosting complexes that combine luxurious boutique design and an atmosphere that can only be found in Jerusalem – in its clear mountain air, stunning landscapes, history, and unforgettable holy atmosphere. The complexes are perfect for weddings, Bar Mitzvah, and Bat Mitzvah ceremonies (including a procession from the Western Wall to the City of David), birthdays, social events, and other joys. Celebrate your special occasion in the place where Jerusalem was born.

Find out the perfect venue for your event.

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City of David admission fees

  • 28 NIS Adult / 14 NIS Child
  • Free for Matmon subscribers 
  • A guided tour of the Biblical City of David: 58 NIS Adult / 42 NIS Child
  • A guided tour of the City of David and the Western Wall: 42 NIS Adult / 33 NIS Child

Opening hours of City of David national park

Winter clock:

  • Sunday - Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm, Friday: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Summer clock:

  • Sunday - Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm, Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Last entry time to the Shiloah water tunnel is 2 1/2  hours before closing hours. 
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