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The Burnt House (Katros House)

Visit 4 Jewish Quarter Sites at a Special Price!

Buy 1 ticket and visit 4 different sites at the Jewish Quarter:

  • Archeological Park Davidson
  • The Hurva Synagogue
  • Audio-visual presentation in the Burnt House
  • The Herodian Quarter – Archeology Museum

Cost: 75 ILS for Adults, 45 ILS for children/students/soldiers/seniors. The ticket is valid for 48 hours after purchase.

For reservations, call: 072-3932801

TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 61 traveler reviews
A museum with high historical and emotional value
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on April 23, 2019

This little museum shows how was the house of the high priest in the year 70 AD when the Temple was destroyed and it shows a very interesting and well done video that takes back on time and shows you the internal conflict under that time.

A museum from the first century
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on March 13, 2019

The Burnt House Museum lies a bit hidden in Tif'eret Street in a busy part of the Jewish Quarter. I hadn't expected to stumble across it but do not regret visiting it because it was interesting. In the first century the house was built opposite the Second Temple, which the family could probably see...

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The Burnt House Museum lies a bit hidden in Tif'eret Street in a busy part of the Jewish Quarter. I hadn't expected to stumble across it but do not regret visiting it because it was interesting. In the first century the house was built opposite the Second Temple, which the family could probably see quite well from their home. They are supposed to have belonged to the aristocracy of priests. I read that the name Qathros is even mentioned in the Talmud. They were wealthy and important. That is why we can visit their house today. When the Romans destroyed and burnt down the Temple this house caught fire, too, and its wooden roof came down. Half an arm of a young woman was found in the ruins. The exhibition shows various objects of everyday usage. Most illustrative is a film about the family and its life and problems before around 70 AD.

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Wonderful Movie
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on January 1, 2019

Learn about a real home dating to the first and second temple. Artifacts are also on display and part of the movie setting and staging. Good for all ages.