The City of David

The City of David

google logo
based on 8580 traveler reviews
The City of DavidPhoto: Koby Harati
closedUntil 08:00arrow left more icon
Kids Friendly
The City of David National Park offers a variety of attractions and tours that you won't find anywhere else. E

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. 

Tours and attractions for the whole family

Meet Ancient Jerusalem

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.

Photos courtesy of the City of David Archive

Price list on the City of David website

* Entrance to City of David National Park: 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
Sun-Thurs: 08:00-17:00, Fri: 08:00-14:00 Check out the schedule on the [City of David website](https://www.cityofdavid.org.il/opening_hours). Hours may vary depending on the season
google logo

google reviews

based on 8580 traveler reviews
  • Jared Byrne
    Jared Byrne
    June 20, 2023

    I don't think anyone would be surprised by the historical importance of the City of David, and I thought that this location was amazing. Admittedly, they were doing construction here during my visit (June 2023), but even...

  • Nunes Andrew
    Nunes Andrew
    May 11, 2023

    Firstly, we felt really safe as the security team were kind and seemed highly organised. Although it is a lovely place with rich history, I'm unable to give 5 stars as I wish there was a route that you could see everythin...

  • Kris Tashev
    Kris Tashev
    August 12, 2023

    It is the place where everything in Jerusalem starts. There are great guided tours, basically if you want to learn something, take them!

  • Ugotveod Michal
    Ugotveod Michal
    August 20, 2023

    Great experience, amazing place. Guide could be a bit more accurate and drop the religious fairytales but other than that, a must visit site.

  • Eve Ben Ari
    Eve Ben Ari
    August 10, 2023

    AMAZING PLACE! BEST EVERRRRR. you won't regret going there. Each time I visit, they manage to surprise me with new unearthed archeological mysteries...

more info
  • address iconCity of David, Jerusalem
  • Go to website of google map
  • Go to website ofwebsitearrow
social media
more info
social media
book now