The Tower of David

Jerusalem’s Citadel, known as the ”Tower of David”, is a historical and archaeological asset of international significance. The Citadel is a medieval fortress with architectural additions from later periods. It is located near the Jaffa Gate, the historical entrance to the city and the point where the East meets the West. It bears cultural and architectural values and has been the symbol of the city of Jerusalem for generations.


Jaffa Gate
9114001 Jerusalem


The Tower of David (also known as David’s Citadel) is one of Jerusalem’s most well-known sites and rests on the ruins of fortifications made by the King David.
Today’s tower, located near the Jaffa Gate to the Old City, was originally built in the 2nd century BCE to strategically strengthen the city’s defenses, and was destroyed and rebuilt repeatedly over the centuries.
The citadel’s museum beautifully brings to life Jerusalem’s history and offers changing exhibitions and activities for all ages. The courtyard houses important archaeological ruins, some dating back almost 3,000 years.
The Tower of David is also known for its nighttime historical sound and light show, the Night Spectacular. Read more.

Opening hours
Su-Th: 9:00 – 16:00
Fr: 9:00 – 14:00 (*And Eve of Holidays)
Sa: 9:00 – 16:00 (*And Holidays)

Public price (without the JLM City Pass) : 40 ₪  (about 11$ or 9,5€)
With the JLM City Pass : 40 ₪  or 30 ₪  (with the discount)