Tower of David, Jerusalem

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General Information

Tower of David (Jerusalem Citadel) is an ancient citadel located in Jerusalem, Israel. The citadel dates back to the Mamluk and Ottoman periods, it is built on the site of earlier fortifications. The Citadel has a number of towers, the largest known as the Tower of David after King David who the people thought lived at the citadel. The Citadel is an archaeological site with some finds at the site dating back 2000 years. The citadel is also used for a museum that tells the story of Jerusalem.

Getting there

The Citadel is situated on the edge of the Old City of Jerusalem. It is a few minutes walk away from ‘City Hall’ tram stop which is accessed by the number 1 tram. The 3, 124, 125 and 232 buses all stop close by at ‘Jaffa Gate’.

Opening Times and Admission

The ancient citadel is open for people to visit daily, 9am-4pm except for Fridays when it closes earlier at 2 pm. Admission is set at 40 NIS for adults, 30 NIS for students and 18 NIS for children.

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  • Tower of David, Jerusalem, 9114001, Israel
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