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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 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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Sun | Jan 19 | 6:30PM
  • City of David, Jerusalem
  • Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (Repeats every week)

    18:30, 19:15, 20:00

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

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Archaeological masterwork
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 1 day ago

The City of David is an archaeological site which you can visit and see remains from settlement during the Canaanite period. At the site you can go underground to Hezekiah’s Tunnel (maybe not if you’re claustrophobic), Warren’s Shaft, the Pool of Siloam). We’d recommend a guided tour so you know what you’re looking at. There’s...

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The City of David is an archaeological site which you can visit and see remains from settlement during the Canaanite period. At the site you can go underground to Hezekiah’s Tunnel (maybe not if you’re claustrophobic), Warren’s Shaft, the Pool of Siloam). We’d recommend a guided tour so you know what you’re looking at. There’s lots of walking and stairs and hills so you need to be physically fit. Enter via the Dung Gate and head to the visitor centre. There are bathrooms, kiosk and a shop.

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Spectacular show a highlight
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on December 29, 2019

We went to see the spectacular night time show and were not at all disappointed. It would be difficult to pitch this correctly, catering as it does to audiences with a diverse understanding of Jewish history, ranging from the very learned to those with no knowledge, so shaping the show around a lesser known...

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We went to see the spectacular night time show and were not at all disappointed. It would be difficult to pitch this correctly, catering as it does to audiences with a diverse understanding of Jewish history, ranging from the very learned to those with no knowledge, so shaping the show around a lesser known story means that most visitors will leave learning something new. The technical aspects were very good, and the surrounds are spectacular and evocative. Our group comprised adults and children/teens and we all enjoyed it. I would recommend this show, and using the free transfer shuttle from the First Station was very convenient although it would have been a big help if the vehicle itself and the departure point were clearly signposted.

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Amazing archaeological work.
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on December 16, 2019

City of David. King David National Park was established basically with the aim of surrounding the old city and to prevent any construction near the walls of old city. The City of David forms focal point of King David National Park The it isgenerally believed that King David established his city on a narrow ridgeoutside Old city...

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City of David. King David National Park was established basically with the aim of surrounding the old city and to prevent any construction near the walls of old city. The City of David forms focal point of King David National Park The it isgenerally believed that King David established his city on a narrow ridgeoutside Old city of Jerusalem, south of Temple Mount. It is intermingled partof Palestinian Arabic village of Silwan. This site was annexed by Israel after1967 war and allowed Israelites to establish settlements in the annexed areas.City of David is one such settlement. The complete site forms an extensivearchaeological excavation to establish remains from Bronze, Iron and biblicalperiod. Archaeologistclaim to have found remains of royal palace of King David.The City ofDavid is highly controversial place being annexed and claimed by both Israel and also by Palestine. The UN considers claimof Israel as illegal. Archaeological digs started in nineteenth centuryand continuing even today  are part ofCity of David. Even the findings at the digs are contested among thearchaeologistsOne cannot helpbut be impressed by massive and huge walls revealed at the excavations of whatmust have been magnificent structures. Evidence has been found in the form ofclay seals bearing names of important personages of biblical times and mentionedin bible.City of David forms part of City of David National park.The it isgenerally believed that Kind David established his city on a narrow ridgeoutside Old city of Jerusalem, south of Temple Mount. It is intermingled partof Palestinian Arabic village of Silwan. This site was annexed by Israel after1967 war and allowed Israelites to establish settlements in the annexed areas.City of David is one such settlement. The complete site forms an extensivearchaeological excavation to establish remains from Bronze, Iron and biblicalperiod.Archaeologistclaim to have found remains of royal palace of King David.The City ofDavid is highly controversial place being annexed and claimed by both Israel and also by Palestine. The UN considers claimof Israel as illegal. Archaeological digs started in nineteenth centuryand continuing even today  are part ofCity of David. Even the findings at the digs are contested among thearchaeologistsOne cannot helpbut be impressed by massive and huge walls revealed at the excavations of whatmust have been magnificent structures. Evidence has been found in the form ofclay seals bearing names of important personages of biblical times and mentionedin bible.

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