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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Ma'alot Ir David, Jerusalem 9710600, Israel
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+972 77-996-6726
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
2  Thank SpencerCoffman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1  Thank eyeu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did a self-tour, using the Map provided at the ticket booth. I loved going at my own pace. Occasionally, an English-speaking tour group would catch up to me, and I learned a little more than the map provided, but I really enjoyed going at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shawna B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Male Tour Guide "Owen" was great and he absolutely knew what he was doing. He was very professional and caring to his group. I also loved the exciting experience of walking 530+ length underground, dark, legs/feet soaked in water and ended at the Siloam...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MyName's M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The history of Jerusalem started with the ancient City of David. Recently excavated proof that this was the site of the City of David has been discovered. This was the beginning of the city of Jerusalem. LOTS of stairs and steep ramps. No need to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank TiredWorldTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very thorough tour. Loved our time spent here. Definitely do the tunnel and yes it is cold and ur legs and feet will get wet but the experience is a must unless ur scared of dark and constricting spaces then don’t do it. Definitely bring...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jilldT7111RD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it is really an amazing place to visit as it shows a lot of history and the views are great too I enjoyed it very much.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank medhatwahba
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Choosing this site for guided tour was more for my partner who is better in history than I am. I enjoyed it, learned from it. But beware it is a lot of walking and you can even pass through very narrow caves. I am happy...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Jenstockholm
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Just excellent to who like history. In this place you go back on tome by more than 2000 years of history and there is still many original objects we can enjoy seeing. Loved it!

Date of experience: October 2018
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bchemp2000
July 1, 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.
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DianeDiane
October 9, 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.
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pat2989
August 31, 2017|
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Irina781
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Winter or summer? (1 Replies)
Some of the sites and museums in Israel have their winter and summer schedule. Take for example opening hours at the City of David National Park: Day Winter Schedule Summer Schedule Sun- Thur 17:00 - 8:00 19:00 - 8:00 Is April the summer month? We arrive on April 14th
February 08, 2013|
Response fromOreet-S|
Summer and winter hours usually apply to national parks only. The split between winter and summer hours is usually determined by when we switch our clocks to daylight savings time, which this year will be before April 14th so you will be looking at summer times.