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King David Light Show at the Tower of David

King David Light Show at the Tower of David

|45 minutes
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Kids Friendly
A multi-sensory celebration using state-of-the-art technology telling the life story of King David.

Throughout history, King David has always been a legendary character who has caught the attention of many painters, sculptors, and poets. Now he is making a comeback to his own city with a new night spectacular for the whole family at Tower of David Museum.

The show is projected on the walls of the citadel after sunset and promises a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With this stunning show, the Tower of David Museum offers a new, modern, and artistic perspective on the biblical story of the most famous king in history.

Using cutting-edge technology, the show creates an unprecedented international and artistic attraction suitable for all ages. The show features powerful laser projectors, a computerized system operating 20 projectors, 10 audio players, 14 computers, 14 speakers and amplifiers, and 10 kilometers of advanced cable infrastructure.

The new night experience is a multi-sensory celebration that ties the past, the present, and the future, using state-of-the-art technology. The show tells the life story of King David, starting at his youth days as a young, handsome, and red-haired shepherd in the fields of Bethlehem who was anointed king over Israel by Samuel.

The experience begins with a virtual tour of famous works by the greatest artists of all times: Chagall, Matisse, Michelangelo, and more. The citadel walls display beautiful images of waterfalls and foliage, inspired by the Ein Gedi oasis that's tied to David's biblical story. As the night goes on, you are exposed to more and more imagery and events related to the exciting and thrilling life story of King David - all based on biblical, historical, and archaeological sources.

You will also experience a spectacular light & sound show with the educational part of the experience, psalm songs attributed to David, and a modern musical celebration of songs of praise and happiness dedicated to Jerusalem and its beloved king.

"The show features unique techniques that combine original video footage with hand drawn illustrations, graphic designs, and music - all created exclusively for the show. The show features different kinds of animation, advanced techniques, and revolutionary editing methods. All of the above create the ultimate three-dimensional experience that makes you feel that the characters on the walls are in fact living people, and the spectator stops being an observer and becomes an experiencer and an active participant in the occurring events."

GOOD TO KNOW

  • Adults: $16.5  (67  ₪62)
  • Kids: $14  (57  ₪52)
  • The show takes place outdoors in the Citadel courtyard so it is best to dress warmly.
  • With minimal wording---other than a few biblical verses---this show is suitable for speakers of all languages.
  • Dates are subject to change. Please check the Tower of David website for current showings.

dates & times

  • Thursday
    18/4/2421:30-22:15
  • Saturday
    20/4/2421:30-22:15
  • Sunday
    21/4/2421:30-22:15
  • Thursday
    25/4/2421:30-22:15
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  • Pandian Chinnakkani
    Pandian Chinnakkani
    September 23, 2023

    Top most tourist place in Jerusalem . Streets are narrow. Shops sell all sorts of items, dates, spices, traditional clothes, modern dress, silver jewelleries. Better with a local guide, if not Certainly you miss the track.

  • Kris T
    Kris T
    August 29, 2023

    It is not only amazing structure and so much history around it, but it also done in such an interactive and amusing way. The whole tower is made into museum with different rooms. There are even things and games for the ki...

  • Leo Aquino - Mentor
    Leo Aquino - Mentor
    August 16, 2023

    One of the best museums I ever visited. Very well organized, it possesses a good collection and it enlightens a lot about how and why Jerusalem was built. Well worth the visit, took many many photos! Looking forward to v...

  • Rachel Pohli
    Rachel Pohli
    October 1, 2023

    PHENOMENAL. BREATHTAKING. MESMERIZING. If you're in Jerusalem, go see it. That's all there is to say. It was the perfect finale to a three week trip which included travel all over Israel. Loved it!!!!

  • Ashley Moore
    Ashley Moore
    August 14, 2023

    Recommend is the tour, if you need to understand what faith you are. The tour explains the history of all religions. By the end you have more questions than answers but better understanding of what questions to ask. They...

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