Trip Planner:   Middle East  /  Israel  /  Jerusalem District  /  Jerusalem  /  Nature  /  Kidron Valley

Kidron Valley, Jerusalem

(50+ reviews on the web)
Valley Historic Site
The Kidron Valley is the valley on the eastern side of The Old City of Jerusalem, separating the Temple Mount from the Mount of Olives. It continues east through the Judean Desert in the West Bank, towards the Dead Sea, descending 4000 feet along its 20-mile course. The settlement Kedar, located on a ridge above the valley, is named after it. The neighborhood of Wadi al-Joz bears the valley's Arabic name. The Hebrew Bible calls it Emek Yehoshafat, the "Valley of Jehoshaphat". It appears in Jewish eschatologic prophecies, which include the return of Elijah, followed by the arrival of the Messiah, and the War of Gog and Magog and Judgment Day.The central point of reference for the Kidron Valley is its confluence of Jerusalem’s richest concentration of rock-hewn tombs. This area, located on the periphery of the village Silwan, was one of the main burial grounds of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period. Several of these tombs were also used later in time, either as burial or as shelters for hermits and monks of the large monastic communities, which inhabited the Kidron Valley. The ancient tombs in this area attracted the attention of ancient travelers, most notably Benjamin of Tudela.
Put Kidron Valley into our Jerusalem vacation trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Source
Create a full Jerusalem itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Jerusalem

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Jerusalem by other users

14 days in Middle East BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Middle East BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Middle East BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Middle East BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Israel BY A USER FROM GERMANY September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Israel BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Israel BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Israel BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Israel BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Jerusalem District BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA August, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Israel BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Jerusalem BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA August, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A deep valley that separates Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives and runs first southeastward and then southward along the city. It's was about a 15 min walk from the old city down into the valley up t...  more »
  • Kidron Valley which is also known as the Valley of Jehoshaphat is located between the Old City and the Mount of Olives. You can take a walk down into the valley to view the monumental tombs of Bnei Ha...  more »
  • This valley seperets the old city Jerusalem from the mount of olives there. Many legend told about what took place there and THER are some tombs of Jewish close to the royal family's  more »