About Tower of David

Also known as the Jerusalem Citadel, the Tower of David is an ancient Citadel located in the heart of the old city near the Jaffa Gate entrance to the western edge of Jerusalem. The structure dates back to the Mamluk and Ottoman periods. The Citadel is surrounded by a series of ancient fortifications belonging to the Hasmonean, Herodian era, Byzantine and early Muslim periods. Important 2000 years old archaeological finds adorn the place, including a quarry dated to the First Temple period. Presently, the site is a popular venue for organizing benefit events, craft shows, concerts, and sound-and-light performances.

Must See

  • Informative Panels.
  • Miniature Models. 
  • The Jaffa Gate.
  • The Museum. 

How to reach

Bus No. 19, 38, 71, 77 to the Tower of David bus stop.
Take a Taxi to reach the Tower of David. 


  • Respect religious exhibits.
  • Don't get overfriendly with any stranger.
  • Best to visit the place during the morning. 
  • Avoid being there on crowded Sundays. 

Visit Time

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Entrance Fee


Entry Fee

Adult: 30 ILS
Children: 15 ILS 

Lightshow Fee

Adult: 55 ILS 
Children: 45 ILS

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Time you can spend

3 hours


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