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City of David National Park

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Rediscover Biblical Jerusalem.The story of the City of David began over 3,000 years ago,Today, the story of the City of David continues. Deep underground, the City of David is revealing some of the most exciting archeological finds of the ancient...more
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Ma'alot Ir David, Jerusalem 9710600, Israel
+972 77-996-6726
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This can’t be missed. See Ruins of David’s palace as well as the tunnel under the old city. Amazing piece of history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 73glennk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not to be missed when in Jerusalem -absolutely breathtaking. Deep underground with many historical archeological findings to date. Loved Hezekiah's tunnel where after all these years the water still run thigh high ,even in winter -an architectural feat of note. It leads to the pool...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lyn_H20
Reviewed 1 week ago

including the Pool of Siloam and many different sites. There are tunnels, Hezekiah Tunnel and Cananite tunnel, If you want to get wet go the Hezekiah route. Its many many steps down, so you need a shuttle to get back to top where you started....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank claudiamM8856LQ
Reviewed 1 week ago

The underground tours are truly remarkable; I took both the Real Old City dry tunnel tour and the Herodian water tunnel tour. And, the tour guides grasp of history on the Herodian water tunnel tour (it's also a dry tour, by the way) was stellar....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SnowyNight
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you really want to understand the history and archeology of Jerusalem, this is the place. Our guide was truly outstanding — from his pitch perfect English to his wealth of knowledge (really wish I remembered his name). One tip: you can choose to walk...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank goldbeda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A brilliant site that highlights the original Jewish city of Jerusalem where King David ruled 3000 years ago!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gwaldBCCanada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The City of David is basically the roots and the beginning of the Jewish culture in Jerusalem. Definitely one of the most important places to visit. Go to the caves as well - take a flashlight ;)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NinaHKI
Reviewed 4 December 2018

I guess every tourisy in Jerusalem makes it to the Western Wall. Which is important and inspirational - yet if you walk an extra 300 meters out of the Old City - you can actually get to the location of King David's Palace - over...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TheJewishJourney
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Unbelievable site where David’s palace probably was. Truly incredible to walk these grounds. It is a nice site that you can visit if you have time in Israel. However, it isn’t a must-see. Still, it’s pretty awesome.

Date of experience: November 2018
5  Thank SpencerCoffman
Reviewed 27 November 2018

Had a guided tour...took the dry water system...lots to learn and lots to see...Really must have a guide to understand this place. Tunnels can be a bit tight to get though...claustrophobics not advised. Truly amazing place.

Date of experience: November 2018
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2 July 2018|
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Response from rjaffelieb | Reviewed this property |
Look at the City of David website, they have an online store and it's very good. His book is there as are many others. Let me know if this is not enough.
10 October 2017|
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Response from Fane_Babanul | Reviewed this property |
The guided tour cost per person is less than 60 SHEKEL, worth every agora. Book in advance, through the CITY OF DAVID web site.
31 August 2017|
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Response from pmjc | Reviewed this property |
Can't help at all on this one.