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The Tower of David Museum

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  • Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem

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What a cool experience
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 3 days ago

Went today with my dad for an English language tour. Joan Krauss was our tour guide. She was so incredibly knowledgeable and did an amazing job of communicating complicated historical information in an easy to understand manner. The view from the top of the Tower was terrific. Joan did a great job of explaining...

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Went today with my dad for an English language tour. Joan Krauss was our tour guide. She was so incredibly knowledgeable and did an amazing job of communicating complicated historical information in an easy to understand manner. The view from the top of the Tower was terrific. Joan did a great job of explaining the Old City and pointing out landmarks, landmarks in greater Jerusalem to the east of the Old City and the strategic implications of the geography of the city. The museum itself was really well done and did a nice job of walking us through each historical period. I really enjoyed our time there.

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The Nightime Spectacular
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 3 days ago

This review is ONLY about the so-called "Nighttime Spectacular" sound and light show. The museum itself may be very good . . . but the S&L show, oh, my. Just back from the Nightime Spectacular at David Citadel. My first impression: really pretty colors and nice music . . . but what the hell...

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This review is ONLY about the so-called "Nighttime Spectacular" sound and light show. The museum itself may be very good . . . but the S&L show, oh, my. Just back from the Nightime Spectacular at David Citadel. My first impression: really pretty colors and nice music . . . but what the hell is going on? No narration, no titles, just continuous images. First e e cummings and Marc Chagall inspired up-so-floating-down cartoon animals, then a long sequence of unidentified people searching for old folios in what appeared to be the long library at Trinity College, Dublin, or some such. Searching for what, why? We don't know. Then we started getting phantasmagorical imaginings of historical periods, most of which I could guess . . . but not be certain. The Crusaders came in with blood in their hands and crosses, but the Muslims are all peaceful and cheery. And for some reason, the historical epochs ended with the British Mandate apparently represented by a "Hotel Fast," which was at least the central image. No Holocaust and no return of the disaspora. End is a thousand kids holding hands while doves fly over them without miraculously pooping on their heads. The kids are apparently singing some Hebrew version of Kum by Yah. Then it's over. I think they should issue everyone a joint at the entrance, maybe a tab of LSD . . . so we could at least be going, "ooh, wow, man, look at all the pretty colors, cool, dude." I am not unhappy I did it . . . but I never want to do it again. Whatever "it" was.

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An amazing look at Israel's history
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on April 20, 2017

The museum is a nice overview of the history (Jewish and non-Jewish) of Israel. It is well organized and housed in the beautiful Tower of David. The views over Jerusalem from the highest tower are amazing. I think that the best part comes out at night, with the Night Spectacular light...

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The museum is a nice overview of the history (Jewish and non-Jewish) of Israel. It is well organized and housed in the beautiful Tower of David. The views over Jerusalem from the highest tower are amazing. I think that the best part comes out at night, with the Night Spectacular light show. It is one of the most eventful things to witness in Jerusalem. And that says a lot. The presentation of Israel's history through light images projected on the Tower walls and the powerful music tell an epic story. It is well worth the ticket cost and roughly 1-hour time allotment.

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A Look to the Past
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on April 19, 2017

Very interesting with regard to Crusader history. As the archaeology digs progress, there will be more and more to see and learn.

Interesting and informative
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on April 18, 2017

I had not planned to visit any museums on my trip, but got caught in a heavy rain on a chilly day in the old city. The entrance fee was reasonable, the displays were interesting and informative. Just note there are no actual ancient artifacts in the museum.

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