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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 62 traveler reviews
A little daft
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on June 3, 2019

The archaeological remains of the burnt house are fascinating and the wall panels and artifacts do much to bring it to life. But the loooong video is just a soap opera about an imagined life in the house at the time of the destruction of the temple by the Romans. It's like days of...

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The archaeological remains of the burnt house are fascinating and the wall panels and artifacts do much to bring it to life. But the loooong video is just a soap opera about an imagined life in the house at the time of the destruction of the temple by the Romans. It's like days of our lives. Says nothing about the remains of the house, just a long film about the various characters who might have lived there. Bit of a missed opportunity to be honest.

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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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