The City of David – Western Wall Cornerstone

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Come see the foundation stones of the Western Wall- deep underground!

Beneath the main thoroughfare of the ancient city, an underground tunnel was discovered which served as a hiding place for the last remaining Jewish rebels on the eve of the destruction of the Temple.

Inside, a gold bell, Roman sword, and cooking utensils were found, enabling a rare glimpse into the daily life of the residents of ancient Jerusalem. Towards the end of the tunnel lay the foundation stones of the Western Wall, deep underground. Continue through the tunnel before ascending to ground level at the south-western corner of the Temple Mount, aboveground.

The highlight of this tour is the foundation stones of the Western Wall. Visitors who are interested in walking through Hezekiah's Tunnel are invited to join the Biblical City of David tour.

The tour includes the 3D movie!

Join us for an unforgettable experience.

 
 
 
Tour Track 
Essential Information 
  • Advance reservations are recommended to secure your spot on the guided tour. 
  • The “Free to the Old City” shuttle lets you park your car for a flat all-day rate at the First Station (Tachana Rishona) parking lot and enjoy a round-trip shuttle service to the Old City free of charge! The shuttle leaves from the First Station lot and stops at the Dung Gate – a two minute walk from the City of David.
  • The Old City is closed off to private vehicles.
  • To reach the City of David on foot, exit Dung Gate (the Old City gate closest to the Western Wall), turn left and about 50 meters later, turn right.
  • Bus lines that reach the Old City: 1, 3, 38.
  • The tour is family-friendly. 
  • There are storage lockers for rent at the site. There is no room to store strollers. 
  • One may enter the tunnel with a baby in a front carrier only.

There is snack shop with hot and cold drinks and sandwiches as well as souvenir and jewelry store. Credit: Kobi Herati

Prices 
Ticket Adult Child (5-18), senior citizen ילד עד גיל 5
From the City of David to the
western wall - Guided Tour
45 NIS (35 NIS Matmon) 10 NIS Free
From the City of David to the western wall Guided Tour - booked online 37 NIS 10 NIS Free

*Child price includes pensioner, soldier and student

The tour includes the 3D movie!

Opening Hours 

Schedule: Sunday – Thursday

English Tours: 11:00, 13:00, 15:00

Hebrew Tours: 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 16:30

Friday

English Tour: 11:00

Hebrew Tour: 11:30, 13:00

Tour length is 2 hours.

(Tours include a 3D display)

 

Directions 

 

How to get to the City of David National Park – Secure and easy directions

Important note: It is difficult to find parking next to the Kotel and the City of David. These are our recommended arrival directions.

Arrival by private car:

Nearby parking lots

Karta parking garages (fee charged):

Navigation by WAZE

Mamilla parking garages (fee charged):

Navigation by WAZE

Walking distance from Karta / Mamilla parking garages to the City of David approximately 20 minutes. Arrival by taxi is recommended.

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Mt. Zion parking lot (fee charged):

Navigation by WAZE

Zion Gate / David’s Tomb parking lot (fee charged) – Approximately 9-minute walk to the City of David. Parking based on availability.

 

Navigation for walking:

Coming from the Kotel, turn left at the Dung Gate and it is a 2-minute walk to the City of David.

Button – Navigation with Google Maps

Navigation with Google Maps

 

Public transportation to the City of David:

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Egged bus routes:

  • Route 1 – Central Bus Station – Kotel
  • Route 3 – Central Bus Station – Kotel
  • Route 38 – Jewish Quarter (circular route the goes by the Kotel)
  • Route 2 – From Kikar Tzahal (IDF Square) / Yitzhak Kariv Street (circular route operated by Superbus)

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Taxis:

Taxis are always allowed to enter through Jaffa Gate; therefore, you can get to the City of David by taxi.


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