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A Magical Experience in Absalom’s Pillar

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Surrounded by the stunning landscape of the Mount of Olives, deep within the Biblical Kidron Valley, lies ancient treasures waiting to be discovered. Here, along the now-dry riverbed, monumental rock-cut structures and tombstones, including Absalom’s Pillar, the Tomb of Zechariah and Tomb .of the Sons of Hezir, were carved into the mountainside by ancient artisans of the Second Temple period

Journey back in time as you explore these centuries-old structures and enjoy a peaceful rest in the shade of an ancient-style hospitality tent along their route. The nearby walls of the Old City provide a glorious backdrop, and relaxing music the ideal atmosphere to enjoy coffee, tea and other refreshments

If you’re looking for the perfect memento from your stay, snap a selfie with our adored pet camel, who will be waiting in the perfect pose for a Biblical-era portrait

 
 
Credit: Tal Glik
 
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Essential Information 

The Tent will be open from 9:00am until 5:00pm.

There are parking spots near the Mount of Olives Information Center at 5 Jericho Street, Jerusalem.

You can find use with WAZE by searching “Mount of Olives Information Center.” 

The route is not suitable for baby strollers.

There are restrooms and a snack bar with cold/hot beverages at the site.

Credit: Tal Glick

 

Directions 

By Car:

Street parking near the Mount of Olives Information Center, 5 Derech Jericho, Jerusalem

Simply enter “Mount of Olives Information Center” into WAZE

Or click here:

Navigate Using Waze

 

Public Transportation: 

From the Central Bus Station:

Take bus line 1 or 3 in the direction of the Western Wall.

Get off at the stop before the turn on to Derech HaOfel. The announcement on the loudspeaker is Derech Jericho/Derech HaOfel (three stops before the Western Wall).

Make your way towards the traffic light and cross the street at the crosswalk.

  1. Continue towards the cemetery (until just after the large church).
  2. On the right hand side you will see a large Israeli flag and our sign.

From the Central Bus Station or other parts of the city:

Take bus line 83 from Safra Square (the turn for Jaffa Gate) and bus line 51 from the Even Shmu’el Street bus stop until the Mount of Olives Information Center. (Get off at the Information Center, the first stop on Derech Jericho Street.) Take the steps down to the Kidron Valley.

First Station Free Shuttle Service:

The free shuttle service to the Old City enables you to park your car in the First Station parking lot for a flat daily rate (NIS 17.10 for the day, NIS 13.60 for Jerusalem card holders) and enjoy the ride to and from the Old City for free!

The shuttle departs from the First Station parking lot to the Dung Gate. From there you cross the street and walk down towards the City of David, continue walking down the road as it curves to the left for about 30 meters until you see the stairs on the right hand side going down to Absalom’s Tomb, where you can take the stairs down to the Kidron.

The shuttle runs every 20 minutes, on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Mondays and Thursdays from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. until one hour before Shabbat, and on Saturday nights from one hour after Shabbat until midnight.

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