K K K S TA

Hezekiah’s Tunnels – City of David

  • City of David, Jerusalem

TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 1276 traveler reviews
New
What history!
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 2 days ago

Didn't do a tour, but knew some info on it beforehand. So incredible to experience the engineering feats done back in the day in peron!

The experience not to miss in Old Jerusalem
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on March 12, 2019

If you ever want to experience something that is an amazing confirmation of the historicity of the Bible, then you should go down the shaft that was originally built by the Jebusites and used by David's men to penetrate the ancient city of Salem. The Old Testament also describes how king Hezekiah expanded this...

More

If you ever want to experience something that is an amazing confirmation of the historicity of the Bible, then you should go down the shaft that was originally built by the Jebusites and used by David's men to penetrate the ancient city of Salem. The Old Testament also describes how king Hezekiah expanded this water system and dug a water tunnel from here to Siloam through solid rock to guide the water of the Gihon spring to an area within the city defenses. This tunnel is still there with the crystal clear water of the spring flowing through it - and if you do not mind getting wet up to your knees, you may even walk through it - beware that it is pitch dark inside, really narrow in places, and the walk will take about 30 minutes, ending near the pool of Siloam (the pool where the stream exits the tunnel, was built much later). The actual pick marks of the men who dug this tunnel through solid rock are still visible. This is one of very few places where one can go back so far in history with so much certainty that you are at the exact location described in the Bible, and you are able to see the original structure.

Less
So cool to walk in history!
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on March 10, 2019

We did the wet tour, which gives you the most interesting experience I think. I had forgotten my water shoes, so went barefoot. It wasn’t too bad, was just a little more careful when walking. The only time it hurt was the grates on the steps going into and out of the tunnel. It’s...

More

We did the wet tour, which gives you the most interesting experience I think. I had forgotten my water shoes, so went barefoot. It wasn’t too bad, was just a little more careful when walking. The only time it hurt was the grates on the steps going into and out of the tunnel. It’s a long tunnel, longer than I had though, and at some places it does narrow. Might not be suitable for those that don’t like narrow dark places. We had a little flash light with us which was perfect for the tunnel. The history of the tunnel is incredible. To walk in this feat of this engineering is so cool.

Less

Plan your event at Hezekiah’s Tunnels – City of David