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The Tower of David Museum




The Tower of David, the Ottoman minaret built on a Mamluk mosque, is one of Jerusalem's most prominent milestones, and one of the city’s renowned symbols. The fort, located at the foot of Jaffa Gate and the entrance to the Old City leading to the colorful market of the Muslim quarter, has been used as a fortification tower by most of Jerusalem's conquerors and citizens throughout history, thanks to its key strategic location.

Over the years of its existence, different elements and components were added to the Tower of David by Jerusalem's various conquerors, turning the tower into a fascinating mosaic of different stories, archeological artifacts and historical eras. Last Minute Plane Tickets for Jerusalem

Thus, The Tower of David tells the cultural, historical and archeological story of Jerusalem, desired by countless tyrants, kings and conquerors of all religions and countries. The museum offers its visitors an amazing experience and a new perspective over the history of Jerusalem throughout all its existence.

The museum updates and changes its temporary exhibitions every few months. Previous exhibits include the famous glass exhibition of Dale Chihuly, the exhibition of “Letters and more,” which tells the story of communication through writing.  Currently the museum hosts a special animation exhibition, focusing on Jerusalem: “Jerusalem in Four Hands.”



Further Information

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 to 16:00 ; Friday closed; Holiday eves, holidays and Saturdays 10:00 to 14:00

Address: Jaffa Gate, Old City

Tel: 02-6265333 , * 2884