Friday , 21 June 2024

City of David

עיר דוד – Ir David

Ever since building plans were filed for the old Givati Parking Lot area, Ir David in cooperation with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem began intensive archaeological digs which have already produced important finds from the period of King David.

When you visit the ֿ make sure to cross the road to the old Givati Parking Lot. From there  you can enter the underground tunnel which leads to the Western Wall. It was so exciting to walk through the tunnel using my imagination to think who had been here before: friend or foe?

The tour of the City of David begins with a breathtaking observation point overlooking Biblical Jerusalem which sends visitors 3,800 years back in time to the days of Abraham, when the first foundations of the city were laid.  As one moves through the site, one comes in contact with archaeological excavations and thrilling biblical finds that span thousands of years of history including both First and Second Temple Jerusalem. The tour continues underground to the Gihon Spring, the major water source of Jerusalem for over 1,000 years. Visitors seeking adventure can trek through knee deep water in King Hezekiah’s 2,700 year old water tunnel, one of the wonders of early engineering. Continuing to the Shiloah Pool, the major water drawing source in biblical times, one reaches the Herodian Road, the ancient thoroughfare that led pilgrims north to the Temple.

Public Transportation and Navigation via GPS/ WAZE

Bus lines to Jaffa Gate: 20 | 60 (From the Central Bus Station)
WAZE –  Mamilla Parking Lot
Bus lines to the City of David: 1 | 2 | 38 to the Western Wall
GPS – Ma’alot Ir David Street
WAZE – City of David (no parking)/Mount Zion Parking Lot (public parking lot – payment required)
Day Winter Schedule Summer Schedule
Sun- Thur 17:00 – 8:00 19:00 – 8:00
Friday 14:00 – 8:00 16:00 – 8:00


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