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Tower of David Museum, Jerusalem

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History Museum Museum
Located within an ancient citadel, Tower of David Museum displays 4,000 years of Jerusalem's history. The museum inhabits several rooms in the ancient fortification dating back to the Hasmonean dynasty that were rebuilt and expanded over millennia. Move through the rooms successively, as they exhibit Jerusalem as it changed chronologically through different time periods and empires' reigns. Climb the tower's ramparts for views over the citadel and the Old City. At night you can attend the sound and light show that illuminates the walls in the courtyard outside. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Jerusalem holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Tower of David Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Just to the right, entering through the Jaffa Gate and part of the walls of the city, is the Citadel also known as Tower of David. I have to pay to enter since it is a museum. Highlight towers, mosque that is in the interior and its imposing entrance with arc. It preserves very well since most of the structure is of the middle ages.
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  • Contrary to the a previous reviewer...King David WAS NOT buried here. The castle/fortress provides terrific views of the old, walled city and the city beyond. Two adults and three children ages 5-11. ...  more »
  • A very rich and interesting museum, with a detailed history about Israel and the amazing Israeli people. Don't miss the night show with the history at the walls using colorful lights!  more »
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  • Very nice bridge between the ancient and the modern at the entrance to the old city. Nice place to walk and tour. If you're new to Israel a guided tour would be best.
  • Really cool museum with a really nice garden inside. Very relaxing. And the historic stone towers are amazing.
  • Maybe I've travelled too much to be easily impressed. I was chilly I didn't dress warmly enough and I didn't know what I was looking at I mean in terms of the symbolism.. They we're giving out some sort of pamphlet on the way in but it's too dark to look at it so I didn't really understand what it was I was supposed to be viewing. the special effects are pretty nice especially if you have nothing else to do that night
  • A wonderful place to visit. I had a good time there. Love Jerusalem Love Israel.
  • Great place to visit in Jerusalem. You can enjoy a great view of the old city and learn about history :). Sometimes they organized shows. Recommended

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Where to stay in Jerusalem

Although it lacks a big selection of mid-range options, Jerusalem provides plenty of choices in the top-end hotel category. The Old City contains the bulk of Jerusalem's small hotels, inexpensive hostels, and religious hospices, all of which appeal to budget-conscious travelers. West Jerusalem offers additional options in the form of guesthouses and bigger hotels, some of which boast five-star ratings. If you just need a bed, consider a youth hostel, where you can choose between private and common rooms with Wi-Fi included.
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