David’s Tower or David’s Citadel should not be confused with the City of David & Hezekiah’s Tunnel (or with the five star hotel with the same nearby!)
This castle like structure is part of the Jerusalem Old City walls and is a fascinating open air museum. The current walls were built by Suleiman the Magnificent, on the site of Herod’s Palace.
David’s Citadel itself is well worthwhile – extremely interesting and some superb views of Jerusalem from the upper levels. It is a real labyrinth spread over several levels – however, the main areas are somewhat accessible for the infirm, disabled or pushchair residents. As such it makes a reasonable alternative for those who can’t manage the Old City Wall Tour and for those who can manage both; they are conveniently situated together (but beware there is so much to do on both – plan your time carefully.)
In addition David’s Tower has been turned into a veritable happening place – there is always something happening – the museum hosts temporary exhibitions, permanent exhibitions on the history of Jerusalem and a phenomenal sound and light show.
Children will love the rambling towers and rooms, and it makes for some great photography. In short this is one place not to be missed. We have just provided an overview here – check out the web site it is more than comprehensive.
Full details and on-line tickets at Tower of David Museum