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You don’t have to travel to Petra to see impressive rock-hewn structures. Right here in the Kidron Valley, at the foot of the Mount of Olives, you can find massive stone formations that have been extraordinarily well-preserved, even by international standards.
Absalom’s Pillar, remarkable in both its size and unique shape, sits beside the Tomb of Bnei Hezir and the Tomb of Zechariah.
The Kidron Valley is a beautiful and picturesque place, full of lush vegetation which changes colors according to the season. It is possible to walk from the valley to a variety of City of David sites, making it the perfect location for a morning picnic before visiting the City of David.
To coordinate hospitality in “Kidron Hospitality Tent”
Information Center’s phone number: 02-6275050
Sunday-Thursday between 9:00 am and 5:00pm.
The information center at the Mount of Olives is closed on Fridays and holiday eves.
From the Central Bus Station: Take line 1 or 3 towards the Western Wall. Get off at the bus stop before the turn to the Ophel. The bus’s loudspeaker will announce Derech Yericho/Derech Ha’Ophel (three stops before the Western Wall). Continue towards the traffic light and cross the street. Continue towards the cemetery (until after the big church). On the right side you will see a large Israeli flag and a big sign.
From the Central Bus Station or other places in the city: Bus line 83 from Safra Square (at the turn to Jaffa Gate) and 51 from the bus stop on Even Shmuel Street, to the Mount of Olives Information Center. Get off at the Information Center, at the first stop on Derech Yericho Street.
From there, descend the steps to the Kidron Valley.
Roadside parking available in the area of the Mount of Olives Information Center, Derech Yericho 52 Jerusalem
Search for the Mount of Olives Information Center on Waze or navigate with Waze
The tours are intended for organized groups only.
It is necessary to coordinate the tour with the reservation center *6033 at least eight working days in advance.
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