City of David National Park

City of David National Park, Jerusalem: Hours, Address, City of David National Park Reviews: 4.5/5

City of David National Park

City of David National Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 world. While above ground, the city is a vibrant center of activity with a visitor's center that welcomes visitors for an exciting tour to the site where much of the Bible was written.
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2-3 hours
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,134 contributions
Dec 2019
The City of David National Park entrance is located outside the Southern Walls of Old Jerusalem. This National Park was built to buffer and protect the Old City of Jerusalem from construction or building near its ancient walls. Referenced throughout the Bible's Old Testament, this is a noteworthy site for numerous reasons, but does involve walking and a more strenuous adventure should you explore the dry Secret Tunnel, Canaanite Tunnel or Hezekiah's Tunnel, which runs with water. King Hezekiah wisely diverted the waters from the Gihon Spring to the Shiloah Pool within the protective walls of Old Jerusalem, under fear of an impending Assyrian attack. Other archeological excavations can be viewed along your journey, including David's House or Palace built upon much earlier foundations and the House of Ahiel. This was a memorable experience rich with ancient artifacts and history.
Written 23 November 2020
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Michel B
7 contributions
Nov 2019
This is where it all began, with King David building what would eventually expand to become Jerusalem!
Written 15 September 2020
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Yrina J
Luanda, Angola103 contributions
Mar 2020
we did the tunnels and also got to see video in 3G on how the story of David city. nice place to visit for sure
Written 23 March 2020
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Matt
2 contributions
Feb 2020
The young lady that acted as our Tour Guide, was very energetic, good speaker and very knowledgeable about the area and the history. The only downside was that the underground portion of the tour was not accessible on that day, which is the main reason most folks take the tour.
Written 10 March 2020
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Brian M
Montrose, UK1,553 contributions
Mar 2020
This is a great area to visit. Starting with the 3D film to covering all of the trails including the underground water tunnel. You can take one of two routes here; the dry one or one where you wade through water up to 2 feet deep. There is a great deal to see.
Written 9 March 2020
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Brian M
Montrose, UK1,553 contributions
Mar 2020
We did not know what to expect when we went to the City of David. There was so much to see with numerous trails to follow. The 3D film at the start is very impressive. Well worth a visit.
Written 9 March 2020
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Navigate472190
1 contribution
Mar 2020
Arrived on 6 March to take this tour. Went to ticket counter and got wrist bands.

When tour guide started tour, he mentioned that the tour underground was changed because of construction/repairs to the underground. He would be adjusting the tour to other above ground places within walking distance.

We should have been notified of this by email when they changed course. We did not need a redundant tour since we already saw the places they were to take us.

If you do this tour, be aware that the underground portion may not be open.

We did not complete the tour and asked for a refund. 2 others from New Zealand did the same and cancelled as well for the same reason.
Written 9 March 2020
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jjcoffman
Parker, CO1,086 contributions
Feb 2020
Great spot to imagine the city back in the days of King David. We love walking through Hezekiah's Tunnel and the pool of Siloam.
Written 5 March 2020
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A C
Florida54 contributions
Feb 2020
This tour is wonderful, however it was very hard to actually make contact with the tour guide. Nobody seemed to know where we had to meet. Also the tunnel is under repair and they don't take you to the tunnel. Now, the tour is really GOOD but the logistics of getting together are really aggravating. They gave us a free tour for us to see the tunnel, alone but we did not see it as worth it as we did not know why we were looking at. You should clarify where to meet and take out the tunnel until it is finished. BUT we would take it again, the guide was wonderful.
Written 4 March 2020
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Fredjh2
Jacksonville, FL198 contributions
Feb 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed the City of David light show at the Tower of David. It was a cold night, and the show was outside. The show covered every visible surface. It was a clear, simple, beautiful presentation
Written 2 March 2020
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