The story of the City of David began when King David left the city of Hebron and moved to another small hilltop city known as Jerusalem, establishing it as the unifying capital of the tribes of Israel over 3,000 years ago. Later on, King Solomon, heir to King David, built the First Temple next to the City of David on top of Mount Moriah, which is also known as the site of the binding of Isaac, and after the establishment of this new Temple, this hilltop became one of the most important sites in the world.
Today, even after 3,000 years, the story of the City of David lives among the people around the world and Jerusalem. Deep underground, the City of David is revealing some of the most exciting archaeological finds of the ancient world, a feast for the archaeologists.
Tour to Israel and the City of David:
The City’s tour attracts mostly include religious tours, (biblical tours) as the city has great significance in the Bible, and that is one of the reasons the city receives more biblical tours than others.
The tour of the City of David begins with a breathtaking observation point overlooking Biblical Jerusalem which sends visitors 3,000 years back in time when the first foundation stone of the city was laid.
As we move forward to explore the site, the first we come in contact with are the archaeological wonders of the place and thrilling biblical finds that shows the history of this city including the First and Second Temple of Jerusalem.
As we go further, into the underground towards the Gihon Spring, which is said to be the major water source of Jerusalem for over 1,000 years. Adventure seeking tourists can trek through knee-deep water in 2,700-year-old water tunnel, which was made by King Hezekiah marvelous engineers, one of the wonders of early engineering. As we continue, we find ourselves to the Shiloah Pool, which was major water drawing source in biblical times. The last historical destination we reach is to the Herodian Road, which is the ancient pathway that led pilgrims north to the Temple.
The City of David is a small magical hill located near the Western Wall with an area of about 60 acres, where you can enjoy a variety of tours, religious tours, and activities that take us to a mind-blowing history of ancient Jerusalem and to the days of the First Temple.