Day 3: City of David – Tunnel Tour – Israel Museum
City of David (Ancient Jerusalem)
About three thousand years ago King David left Hebron for Jerusalem, in his vision, a large central and important goal – the unification of Israel around one capital city
Composed by Shahar Shilo, translated by Ben Dor Avinoam
City of David, the site where most of the chapters of the Bible were written, offers attending visitors a unique experience that is a feast to their senses. The tour includes a large number of attractions: from activities for children through trips and tours for adults.
David`s son, Solomon, established the first Temple on Mount Moriah, which rises slightly north of the City of David. Here in fact was created the first deep connection to Jerusalem by King David, which is embedded deeply into the history of Israel.
Today the City of David is a small magical hill located near the Western Wall. It covers an area of about 60 acres, from where you can enjoy a variety of tours and activities that take visitors to a fascinating historical journey to the days of the First Temple, a period of ancient Jerusalem.
The City of David is actually the ancient core of Jerusalem, from which the city grew and developed throughout history. A collection of archaeological finds is a testimony and to a lifetime of activities that took place here before, during the first Temple era around 1000 BCE.
By foot, bus, taxi or private tour.