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City of David and Hezekiah's TunnelThe guide was updated:
The archaeological site of the City of David spreads over two levels: an above-the-ground area and underground excavations. It is much older than Jerusalem's Old City: the ancient population of Canaanites built it near the waters of the Gihon Spring before 2,000 BCE. The biblical king David conquered it and made it the capital of his domain.
Located in the underground part of the site, Hezekiah's tunnel was used to channel water from the spring. The half-an-hour walk inside will show many archaeological remains, including a millennial pool which was said to have healing powers.
If you wish to walk into water, bring your swimsuit and suitable shoes.
- Address: City of David, Ma'alot Ir David Street, Jerusalem
- More Info: Entrance near Dung Gate
- Opening hours: Summer: Sun-Thu 8am-7pm, Fri 8am-4pm. Winter: Sun-Thu 8am-5pm, Fri 8am-2pm
- Website: www.cityofdavid.org.il/en
- Public Transport: Bus lines 1, 2, 38
- Phone: +972 2 626 8700
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org