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The Jerusalem Archaeological Park – Davidson Center

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Admission Fees

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

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TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 74 traveler reviews
Two-thousand-year-old stones bring history to life
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on September 16, 2022

Seeing the actual stone blocks of the walls of the Holy Temple that had been demolished by the Romans 2,000 years ago is very inspiring. A small point that I came to realize is that there are Mediterranean Cyprus trees growing in this park. There are many of these cyprus in other places in...

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Seeing the actual stone blocks of the walls of the Holy Temple that had been demolished by the Romans 2,000 years ago is very inspiring. A small point that I came to realize is that there are Mediterranean Cyprus trees growing in this park. There are many of these cyprus in other places in Israel also. In the Book of Kings chapters 5 and 6, it is mentioned that King Solomon used cyprus wood from these trees as the floorboards of the Temple.

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Amazing ancient history comes alive!!
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on March 25, 2022

PROS • Actual remnants of the Holy Temple • Artifacts 2000 years old • Priceless archaeological artifacts • Original toppled stones still in place • Untouched and unmoved 2000 years • Original intact ritual baths 2000 years • Explore extension of Western Wall • See southwest corner of Western Wall • Streets and stores from time of Jesus • Climb original Jewish...

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PROS • Actual remnants of the Holy Temple • Artifacts 2000 years old • Priceless archaeological artifacts • Original toppled stones still in place • Untouched and unmoved 2000 years • Original intact ritual baths 2000 years • Explore extension of Western Wall • See southwest corner of Western Wall • Streets and stores from time of Jesus • Climb original Jewish Holy Temple steps • Stand at southern entrance to Temple • Holy spiritual Jewish prayer site • Possible to see Jewish prayer ritual • Possible to see individuals in prayer • Explore freely on your own (usually) • Almost never crowded at all • Access 24/7 and free from side entrance • Truly a magnificent “hidden gem” • Close up view of mosque currently occupying Temple Mount CONS • Security guards firm handed and unfriendly MY EXPERIENCE “I visited this place” again because I do truly love it- the archaeology, the history and the spiritual religious aspect. TIPS • Do not miss this experience • Consider a tour to add meaning • Adjacent to “main” famous Western Wall • Side entrance labeled as “Ezrat Israel” • Visit on the Tisha B’Av, the annual 24 hour fast day commemorating the Destruction of the Jewish Temples that stood at this location. See and experience the destructions and desecrations and relive the glory of the past at the exact site of the history on the exact commemoration anniversary day… you may very well be alone in your thoughts and contemplations there… except for me and the boys… please don’t tell anyone else our secret

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Walk the Ancient Streets of Jerusalem
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on November 23, 2020

Fascinating experience to walk the excavated ruins of ancient Jerusalem, and its streets. Archaeological exploration near the corner of the Western Wall and along the Southern Wall was started under Charles Warren in the 1860's, revealing remains from the 1st Temple Period: 8th-7th Centuries B.C., and as far back as the Umayyad Period...

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Fascinating experience to walk the excavated ruins of ancient Jerusalem, and its streets. Archaeological exploration near the corner of the Western Wall and along the Southern Wall was started under Charles Warren in the 1860's, revealing remains from the 1st Temple Period: 8th-7th Centuries B.C., and as far back as the Umayyad Period from the 9th-7th Centuries B.C. While excavations remain in progress, it is an interesting experience walking through the ancient, former Jewish shopping area at the base of the Western Wall, and to observe the massive stone blocks, tragically toppled under the Roman destruction in 70 AD, from Temple Mount above, onto this street below. Note the advanced sewage channel running below the old street for rainwater drainage. Look for "Robinson's Arch", which previously supported an access staircase to Temple Mount. On the southern side of Temple Mount lies the "Staircase of the Hulda Gates", formerly accessing the now blocked-off entrance. Ritual baths for cleansing prior to a Temple visit are located here as well. Look for the Templar Tower, built for lookout purposes. An interesting prop for a photo op is placed on the Southern Wall steps, where Temple visitors from an earlier period will appear in your photo. We explored the areas in near solitude which added to the unique experience; however, following a rain storm we encountered large puddles and uneven surfaces in some areas. Dress for outdoor weather conditions and wear good walking shoes.

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