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City of David

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  • City of David, Jerusalem
  • A view from a Segway tour (Photo: Max Richardson, courtesy of the City of David Archives)A view from a Segway tour (Photo: Max Richardson, courtesy of the City of David Archives)
  • A girl walks through the city of David (Photo: Eliahu Yanai, courtesy of the City of David Archives)A girl walks through the city of David (Photo: Eliahu Yanai, courtesy of the City of David Archives)
  • Girls riding a camel in the King's Valley (Photo: Kobi Harati, photo courtesy of the City of David Archives)Girls riding a camel in the King's Valley (Photo: Kobi Harati, photo courtesy of the City of David Archives)
  • Emek Tzurim Girls Sifting the sand (Photo: Atara Haro, photos courtesy of City of David Archives)Emek Tzurim Girls Sifting the sand (Photo: Atara Haro, photos courtesy of City of David Archives)
  • Children stroll through the promenade (Photo: Eliyahu Yanai, courtesy of the City of David Archives)Children stroll through the promenade (Photo: Eliyahu Yanai, courtesy of the City of David Archives)
  • Children running on the promenade (Photo: Eliyahu Yanai, courtesy of the City of David Archives)Children running on the promenade (Photo: Eliyahu Yanai, courtesy of the City of David Archives)
  • Area G in the City of David (Photo: Kobi Harati, courtesy of the City of David Archives)Area G in the City of David (Photo: Kobi Harati, courtesy of the City of David Archives)
  • Entrance to City of David (Photo: Kobi Harati, courtesy of the City of David Archives)Entrance to City of David (Photo: Kobi Harati, courtesy of the City of David Archives)
  • The Valley of the King - a view of the Tomb of the Sons of Hazeer (Photo: Kobi Harati, courtesy of the City of David Archives)The Valley of the King - a view of the Tomb of the Sons of Hazeer (Photo: Kobi Harati, courtesy of the City of David Archives)
  • The corner of the Western Wall, looking  to the east side (Photo: Yonit Shiller, courtesy of the City of David Archives)The corner of the Western Wall, looking to the east side (Photo: Yonit Shiller, courtesy of the City of David Archives)
  • A group of young people touring the fortress in the fountain (Photo: Yonit Shiller, courtesy of the City of David Archives)A group of young people touring the fortress in the fountain (Photo: Yonit Shiller, courtesy of the City of David Archives)
  • The Byzantine Pool (Photo: Koby Haraati, Photo's courtesy of the City of David Archive‏)The Byzantine Pool (Photo: Koby Haraati, Photo's courtesy of the City of David Archive‏)
  • The Helleluya night spectacle screening )Photo: Koby Haraati, Photo's courtesy of the City of David Archive‏)The Helleluya night spectacle screening )Photo: Koby Haraati, Photo's courtesy of the City of David Archive‏)
A view from a Segway tour (Photo: Max Richardson, courtesy of the City of David Archives)
A girl walks through the city of David (Photo: Eliahu Yanai, courtesy of the City of David Archives)
Girls riding a camel in the King's Valley (Photo: Kobi Harati, photo courtesy of the City of David Archives)
Emek Tzurim Girls Sifting the sand (Photo: Atara Haro, photos courtesy of City of David Archives)
Children stroll through the promenade (Photo: Eliyahu Yanai, courtesy of the City of David Archives)
Children running on the promenade (Photo: Eliyahu Yanai, courtesy of the City of David Archives)
Area G in the City of David (Photo: Kobi Harati, courtesy of the City of David Archives)
Entrance to City of David (Photo: Kobi Harati, courtesy of the City of David Archives)
The Valley of the King - a view of the Tomb of the Sons of Hazeer (Photo: Kobi Harati, courtesy of the City of David Archives)
The corner of the Western Wall, looking  to the east side (Photo: Yonit Shiller, courtesy of the City of David Archives)
A group of young people touring the fortress in the fountain (Photo: Yonit Shiller, courtesy of the City of David Archives)
The Byzantine Pool (Photo: Koby Haraati, Photo's courtesy of the City of David Archive‏)
The Helleluya night spectacle screening )Photo: Koby Haraati, Photo's courtesy of the City of David Archive‏)

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Tours at the City of David

Become an archeologist for a day! The Emek Tzurim Sifting Project at City of David National Park offers a unique activity for the whole... Read more
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Join a magical journey and discover ancient shafts, walls and fortresses in ancient Jerusalem. Come and find out where and how it all started! Read more
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When was the last time you travelled back in time? Discover the Herodian Jerusalem and the Second Temple period at the City of David. Read more
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Experience the urban nature of Jerusalem – on Segway! Watch breathtaking views of the Old City from Haas Promenade and The Peace Forest. ... Read more
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Thu | Sep 29 | 9:00PM
  • City of David, Jerusalem
  • Tuesday, Thursday (Repeats every week)

    20:15, 21:00, 21:45

The City of David invites you to celebrate 50 years of a unified Jerusalem with a breathtaking sound and light show... Read more
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TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 1141 traveler reviews
The Haleluia show was very disappointing
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on September 1, 2022

The show has no purpose. It has no historical sequence, it focuses on a very limited historical period (the destruction of the First Temple until the establishment of the Second Temple) without giving an overall picture of the origin of the Jewish people (even in brief flashes). I saw a number of free light shows...

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The show has no purpose. It has no historical sequence, it focuses on a very limited historical period (the destruction of the First Temple until the establishment of the Second Temple) without giving an overall picture of the origin of the Jewish people (even in brief flashes). I saw a number of free light shows in Jerusalem (mainly at the light festivals in the summer). Each of them was much better than this performance which costs quite a bit and gives a pinch

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Hallelujah evening - overpriced and overrated
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on August 17, 2022

We booked the evening son et lumière show "Hallelujah" at the City if David. It's very expensive, and not really worth it. First they show you the archeological excavations themselves, but the explanations are brief and uninformative. Nothing is said about dates or historical context. Then there is a projection...

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We booked the evening son et lumière show "Hallelujah" at the City if David. It's very expensive, and not really worth it. First they show you the archeological excavations themselves, but the explanations are brief and uninformative. Nothing is said about dates or historical context. Then there is a projection of a story on the walls of one part, where you sit in an amphitheatre. The visual special effects are quite impressive, but that's the only good thing about it. It's a quasi-historical quasi-mythical account of a Jewish return from Persian exile to rebuild Jerusalem, with backward references to the biblical story of David. But again historical explanation is lacking and it's quite confusing. The narrative is low-grade and patronising, as well as propagandistic (the modern resonances of a Jewish return from exile to rebuild Jerusalem, in the teeth of hostile forces who don't want the Jews there, are not exactly subtle). Well worth missing.

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Fun guide and great sites!
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on July 28, 2022

We had an excellent tour guide for the underground tunnel tour at City of David. Yehuda was informative and entertaining. Most of the tour is in fairly large underground spaces or outside at overlooks. At one point in the tour there is an option to split into the dry tunnel or the wet tunnel....

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We had an excellent tour guide for the underground tunnel tour at City of David. Yehuda was informative and entertaining. Most of the tour is in fairly large underground spaces or outside at overlooks. At one point in the tour there is an option to split into the dry tunnel or the wet tunnel. Before you choose a tunnel, there is a short film about how the tunnel was made and how it was discovered We chose to do the dry tunnel since it was a shorter walk in closed quarters and enjoyed the quick hop back into history. Both tunnels ended back at the Pool of Siloam together. It is not a wet pool but a historically significant one nevertheless. We chose the shuttle back to the visitor's center but there were other areas that one could walk through and explore as well if you want to make a whole day of the experience.

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