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The Jerusalem Archaeological Park – Davidson Center

  • Photo: The Jerusalem Archaeological Park – Davidson Center

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 71 traveler reviews
2000+ year old remnants of our Holy Jewish Temple
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on August 4, 2020

Yes- that’s what you will see and experience at this large, massive, sprawling and impressive site. It encompasses the southern side of the western wall and the entire southern wall of the retaining structures that King Herod built to surround and support the Holy Temple more than 2000 years ago. If you want to...

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Yes- that’s what you will see and experience at this large, massive, sprawling and impressive site. It encompasses the southern side of the western wall and the entire southern wall of the retaining structures that King Herod built to surround and support the Holy Temple more than 2000 years ago. If you want to see and touch ancient history, here is your spot. If you want to walk and visit places that were visited and walked on by historical personages and figures from 2000 years ago in Jerusalem and Judea, this is the place. If you want to know what a religious Jewish person saw and did when visiting his Holy Temple 2000+ years ago, this is the place. The area is full of archaeological stuff- all original from more than 2000 years ago- original streets, original remnants of buildings, stores and ritual baths etc. But the part that is most incredible and meaningful for me, as stated and written previously, is the area where one comes face-to-face with the tumbled massive building boulders that were toppled by the evil brutal pagan idol worshiping destructive Romans... and that, of course, is exactly where we went (see my few photos). There is entry for pay through that Davidson Center- a museum of artifacts that I haven’t been there in maybe 17 years- read the reviews of others. I enter via a free side location known as Ezrat Yisrael. It leads to a lower platform opposite a less famous (by far) section of that Western Wall (but still equally as holy). Again this year, we were virtually alone (of course this is the era of corona). It was of course the 1950th commemoration day of Tea Shah Above, the Hebrew date of the destruction of this elegant edifice and despite our 25 hour fast of total abstention of food and drink, we walked the whole way- the 66 year old leading the way for the younger ones. If you want to connect to history and architecture, this is the place. For more details and to read about exploring other parts of this site, see my previous reviews, when I explored the place virtually alone during the midnight hours- August 2019, April 2018 and August 2017. I’ve included a few photos for you to see- primarily of those boulders and the corners of the structure- because we didn’t explore this year- we had religious contemplation at this most significant important site- reflecting on our past, our present.... and our hope for the future. To all my TripAdvisor friends, followers and readers: I wrote this with you in mind and hope that you find this “helpful” (and yes- that’s a hint). So in conclusion- again this year: “I visited this place”

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Archaeological masterpiece
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on January 12, 2020

TheJerusalem Archaeological Park is located close to the Western Wall in the Old City. You will find remains of temple walls and streets from the First and Second Temple periods. The occupation even goes back 5000 years. The monumental structures are super impressive. Whilst you’re here, pay a visit to the Western Wall.

A lot to see and you would want some sort of guide
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on September 17, 2019

We were on a guided tour so we had a private guide to explain things to us here. It is quite a large complex with much history so some sort of guidance would be a good idea to get the most from your visit here. There is a small museum area but the...

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We were on a guided tour so we had a private guide to explain things to us here. It is quite a large complex with much history so some sort of guidance would be a good idea to get the most from your visit here. There is a small museum area but the majority of it is outside where you can get an idea of exactly how many important periods of history are represented here.

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