City of David National Park

Approximately 2,000 years ago, King Hezekiah rebuilt the city walls on the City of David hilltop using the remains from the first destruction, and ordered the construction of the Siloam Tunnel, a remarkable engineering accomplishment for its time.

During the destruction of the Second Temple, the remaining rebels sought refuge in the underground Herodian Tunnel to escape the Romans. Some experts believe that King David’s Palace was constructed in this location.

Take a journey through history and explore the Siloam Tunnel, which has remained unchanged for the past 2,000 years, having been carved out using only chisels and hammers. Walk in the footsteps of the last rebels who sought refuge in the Herodian Tunnel, where remarkable finds have been made that provide insight into the final days of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period.

As evening approaches and the sun sets, the Hallelujah show captivates hundreds of visitors with its stunning display of fire and water pyrotechnics, while recounting the story of Hezekiah’s Wall and the Return to Zion.

City of David National Park

City of David National Park

Come and discover Jerusalem’s secrets: Look out over the horizon of ancient Jerusalem, and walk underground among the shafts to Jerusalem’s ancient spring.

Duration: an hour and a half

From 14 NIS per ticket
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City of David National Park

The Biblical City of David

Walk in the footsteps of the kings and prophets, through underground passageways and in the waters of the Siloam tunnel (Hezekiah’s tunnel) by flashlights.

Duration: 3 hours

From 45 NIS per ticket
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City of David National Park

Western Wall Cornerstone

You're invited to travel back in time 2,000 years, to the hidden world under the giant stones of the Western Wall.

Duration: 2 hours

From 42 NIS per ticket
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City of David National Park

Hallelujah Night Show

The popular night show offers visitors a a unique light show projected onto the antiquities with pyrotechnics that combine effects of fire and water.

Duration: 0:40 hours

From 45 NIS per ticket
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Essential information

  • During Jerusalem week on June 4-10, the opening hours are:
    Sunday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    On the eve of the Shavuot holiday – between the hours of 08:00 – 15:00.
  • In the months of June and July the opening hours are: Sunday – Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • In August the opening hours are: Sunday – Thursday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Last entry to the water system (Shiloah Tunnel): two hours before closing.

Public transportation to the City of David

Line 1- Central Bus Station to the Western Wall

Line 3- Central Bus Station to the Western Wall

Line 38- The Jewish Quarter (takes a circular route that goes by the Western Wall)

Line 2- From Kikar Tzahal/ Yitzchak Kariv Street (Superbus company bus that takes a circular route)

Cabs

Cabs are allowed entry through the Jaffa Gate at any time.

Private vehicles

Please note that it is difficult to find parking near the Western Wall and the City of David. We recommend parking in nearby parking lots and walking to the site.

  1. The Karta and Mamilla parking lots (paid parking): Navigate with Waze.  Walking distance to the City of David is approximately 20 minutes. A cab is recommended.
  2. Mount Zion/ David’s Tomb parking lot:Navigate with Waze
  3. . Walking distance to the City of David is approximately 9 minutes. Please note that parking spots are extremely limited.

On Foot

From the Western Wall, at the Dung Gate, turn left and then right. It is a 2-minute walk to the City of David. Navigate using Google Maps.

 

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