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Tomb of King David – Mount Zion

  • King Davids Tomb, Jerusalem

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TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 327 traveler reviews
I knew that there would be this one change since my 1978 visit
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on June 25, 2019

I don't remember being here at this "traditional" burial place of King David since 1978, although Mrs. Haish claims that we were here in 1981. Anyway, it's a rather nondescript place- a conglameration of small stone rooms- crowded and not easy to navigate, and narrow passageways between them with low ceilings and unstable steps and...

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I don't remember being here at this "traditional" burial place of King David since 1978, although Mrs. Haish claims that we were here in 1981. Anyway, it's a rather nondescript place- a conglameration of small stone rooms- crowded and not easy to navigate, and narrow passageways between them with low ceilings and unstable steps and disshevelled courtyards and prayer and Psalm books strewn around and make shift prayer services of men and quiet supplications of women The actual crowded and cramped room of the purported site holds the cenotaph (whatever that is) and- as I knew for sure, given that we have advanced to the 21st century- "something new's been added": there is now a big curtained barrier running right down the middle of the stuffy room to separate men and women, and obscuring and preventing access to the full monument for everybody. Hey- if this were the real undisputed burial spot, wouldn't it be more venerated by the great sages and it would be more honored and maintained? So for full disclosure- we visited on the Pentacost Festival of Weeks- that's right- the 50th day that follows the 49th day.

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Men and women enter separately through narrow doorways which serve as both entry and exit
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on June 8, 2019

There are many things to see in the area, and this seemed to be the most difficult to access. There is no signage to indicate what you're seeing, and people must enter through the same narrow doorway that others are exiting from, so it's crowded and confusing. You're already in the area...

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There are many things to see in the area, and this seemed to be the most difficult to access. There is no signage to indicate what you're seeing, and people must enter through the same narrow doorway that others are exiting from, so it's crowded and confusing. You're already in the area to see other things, so there's no reason not to visit, but it wouldn't be worth a 2nd trip if you missed it the first time.

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Squeeze to get in and out
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on May 27, 2019

It was a squeeze to get in and out as there's only one entrance. Men and women are separated (not sure why). Not really much to see. There were signs not to take pictures but some did anyway.