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Zedekiah’s Cave (King Solomon’s Quarries)

  • 072-3281217
  • Damascus Gate, Jerusalem
  • Zedekiah's Cave (Photo: Ron Peled)
  • Zedekiah's Cave (Photo: Pami)
  • Zedekiah's Cave (Photo: Pami)

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TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 83 traveler reviews
Solomon's Quarry
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on February 12, 2020

It looks like this was the place where many of the stones were cut that made up the original temple. It is huge. We were in it in November of 2019 and they were still opening up new pathways. You can see where a craftsman started to cut on one of the pillars. The...

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It looks like this was the place where many of the stones were cut that made up the original temple. It is huge. We were in it in November of 2019 and they were still opening up new pathways. You can see where a craftsman started to cut on one of the pillars. The foreman probably stopped him as that pillar held up tons of rock overhead. At the very back is a spring called Zedekiah's tears. Nice cool place to visit on hot days, Entrance fee was minimal.

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Overpowering!
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on December 14, 2019

Maybe this is the case with caves in general but this particular one was very powerful in its expanse and depth and not a little spooky. I almost turned around and left, to be honest, because it was almost too much for me to take in, in terms of the strength of the...

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Maybe this is the case with caves in general but this particular one was very powerful in its expanse and depth and not a little spooky. I almost turned around and left, to be honest, because it was almost too much for me to take in, in terms of the strength of the rock but I am glad I went in to see this quarry that had been the source of building material for the old city (amongst other interesting theories including the reason for its name). Worth a visit.

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It’s a cave
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on November 9, 2019

Also promoted as Solomon’s Quarries (more marketing than reality), this is basically a humid cave with a few passages and big open area occasionally used for concerts. Unless you really like walking underground, you won’t miss anything by skipping this site. Entry cost is 10 NIS. It is located outside the old city wall...

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Also promoted as Solomon’s Quarries (more marketing than reality), this is basically a humid cave with a few passages and big open area occasionally used for concerts. Unless you really like walking underground, you won’t miss anything by skipping this site. Entry cost is 10 NIS. It is located outside the old city wall between the Damascus and Herod gates.

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