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Tower of David Museum

Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem 9114001, Israel
+972 2-626-5333
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Located in the restored ancient Citadel, this museum traces the long and turbulent history of Jerusalem using audiovisual presentations, models, maps, holograms and videos.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“light show” (197 reviews)
“jaffa gate” (88 reviews)
“night light” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem 9114001, Israel
+972 2-626-5333
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Reviewed July 16, 2015

Could be so much more. There are good views of the old city, but the displays are thin and uninformative. There are few real historical artifacts, and some imaginative recreations that shed little light on Jerusalem's complex and fascinating history.

Thank slateoeight
Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very informative, timeline of all the different people involved in the history of Jerusalem, well worth a visit

Thank JHollie
Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very interesting visit, great views from the lookouts and a very knowledgeable guide who really made the visit. Not suitable for people who have a problem with steps or strong sun

1  Thank AvguyKfarSaba_Israel
Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Tower of David museum offers a night time light show which is a spectacular travel back in time. I absolutely love it and I highly recommend it. The tower and City walls look amazing when lighted at night. So beautiful.

1  Thank Monica S
Reviewed July 12, 2015

What an amazing way to spend an evening:) The sound and light show at The King David citadel is spectacular. The history of the Citadle is shown in soul rending music, sound and color . This is an experience not to be missed. The show...More

1  Thank sara v
Reviewed July 12, 2015

When the Romans defeated the Jews early in the 1st century, they left the towers to show how mighty they are. Now, like all those who sought to destroy the Jews, Israel and the Jewish people live and the Romans are cast off in history.

Thank Low_Hertz
Reviewed July 11, 2015

Powerful castle with lots of walkways in centre of old city. Multiple exhibitions of history , archeology and culture.

Thank John E
Reviewed July 9, 2015

The ligths and sound spectacle is something to do. Fantastic spectacle. Buy tickets in advance through Internet. Is short.

1  Thank Don_Ata_10
Reviewed July 9, 2015

the sound and light at the citadel is a real great experience don't miss it. the permanent exhibition tells the story of Jerusalem over 4000 years don't miss it.

1  Thank Maritza G
Reviewed July 5, 2015

This site helped me understand the various temples and times in history. Has an ok light show in the PM if you wish to buy a ticket. Great history and exhibits as well as views from high points along the walk. Look down into a...More

Thank Pam T
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March 3, 2017|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. The museum is on the main level and you can let the kids explore around the citadel while an adult is visiting the museum.
Arthur M
January 13, 2016|
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Response from hotelguest4321 | Reviewed this property |
I really enjoyed the light show. I went to see it the night I landed and it was great. It takes you through the history of Israel and shines the lights across a huge area making it all come alive. It was much better than I... More
Anthony K
November 1, 2015|
Response from gizmo46 | Property representative |
Dear Anthony, The Museum is open until 2pm on holidays including the first day and the eve of holidays. Hope to see you here, The Tower of David Museum