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King David's Tomb, Jerusalem

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Visit the site of King David's Tomb, traditionally seen as the final resting place of the King of Israel. Nestled in a ground-floor room of an ancient, delapidated Byzantine church, it is not known whether the site is the real burial place of King David, or a cenotaph. Nevertheless, the church and sarcophagus, covered with a blue velvet cloth, are still revered by Jewish worshippers from all around the world, who come here to pay their respects to the legendary king. Use our Jerusalem trip generator to arrange your visit to King David's Tomb and other attractions in Jerusalem.
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  • Just below the upper room is the room where you will find the tomb of King David. It is a special place and visit soon. The tomb is large and is covered with curtains. It is considered a sacred site and you can find religious practice of prayer.
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  • King David was the most remarkable king in the history of Israel. His tomb is shown next to the Upper Room on Mount Zion. You see an enormous sarcophagus not very old. The Sarcophagus is shared in two...  more »
  • Interesting site to be visited. It is believed that King David is buried, but there is no concrete evidence about this. Still, the visit is valid.
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  • Hast great lookout of the surrounding area, a small park just outside the southern exit, and offers a fantastic blend of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish culture and history
  • A very special place. It's important to daven here.
  • First stop on our tour of the old city. It's nice, but not much to see here.
  • Great vibes. Come Motzei Shabbos (Saturday night) and dance with the all the Na Nach's.
  • The resting place of the king David isn't sure to be here. Anyway, it is an important historic place for all mayor religions. King David literally changed the history of this country.

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