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. King David's Tomb is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Jerusalem Edition.
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  • This is next to the room where the last supper was held. Men and women have separate rooms to pray which is how most of the synagogues in Israel are.  more »
  • Place of concentration and importance to Jews. Stay in constant studies, reading and learning the Bible. It is believed that the body of David is there, but there is no evidence. Men are separated from the women but can see the tomb of King David.
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  • Unfortunately it has nothing special. There is a room for women and another for men, obviously as in many places, men have a large space and the real Tomb. And women have a 6 square meter room and not see anything really. There are people reading and praying, and we could not take pictures because it was shabad but normally they should stop taking pictures. There were many people only those of our group almost and still basically came and went. If these there as already come and see it, but if not, do not go there just to see it.
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  • An ok place where King David was buried. Nothing much to see, though.
  • Simple and little place. It's not interesting.
  • 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
  • Beautiful place to pray!
  • Best seen by night when it's all lit up.

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