Historical Significance
  • Also known as the Jerusalem Citadel, The Tower of David is an ancient citadel located next to the Jaffa Gate entrance to the old city of Jerusalem
  • The citadel was built on the site of earlier ancient fortifications from the Hasmonean, Herodian, Byzantine and Early Muslim periods, after being destroyed repeatedly during the last decades of Crusader presence in the Holy Land by Ayyubid and Mamluk rulers. It contains important archaeological finds dating back over 2,000 years including a quarry dated to the First Temple period.
Political/Cultural Significance
  • The museum at the tower presents the major details in the story of Jerusalem’s history
  • Today it is a popular venue for benefit events, craft shows, concerts, and sound-and-light performances.
Biblical Significance