From a tour of the Temple Mount to a Gefiltefish tasting in the Judea camp

The Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem offers unique and original tours during the winter months that provide a new angle for city tours, in addition to the museum’s diverse activities throughout the year. The tours will take place in January-February and will offer a wide range of attractions suitable for anyone who likes to discover new things.

Among the variety of tours you can find a guided tour of the Temple Mount, which offers a unique opportunity to ascend the Temple Mount and learn about the history of the place, a behind-the-scenes tour of the renewal, preservation and accessibility of the Tower of David Museum, a tour of the Nachlaot neighborhood. Includes tastings from Orpheus cuisine. And another culinary tour that will focus on fish, their place in Christianity and Judaism and will include tastings of gefiltefish, herring for karda and ikra.

In addition, the Tower of David Museum in collaboration with -RUN JLM will hold a running tour of major historical sites in the city. The tour will be guided by professional fitness trainers, who are also mentors in their training. As part of the tour, participants will run between major sites in the city, including the first station complex, Guy Ben Hinnom, Safra Square, the Tower of David and more.

Renewal in the Tower of David (Photo: Ricky Rahman)
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Among the tours:

open! This is where we build

A behind-the-scenes tour of the process of renewal, preservation and accessibility of the Tower of David Museum, which is currently in the midst of a historic and exciting process of renewal, preservation of the citadel and accessibility for the disabled. As part of the tour, visitors will be exposed behind the scenes of the renovation project of the Tower of David Museum, located in the ancient Jerusalem Fortress, near the Jaffa Gate.

When: Hebrew: Friday 21.1, Friday 25.2, 10:00, English: Friday 28.1, 18.2, 10:00

Duration of the tour: About an hour and a half

cost: NIS 65 for an adult, NIS 55 for a student / senior citizen

Tour – Temple Mount: A closer look

The Temple Mount, centered on the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, is the most prominent and distinctive symbol of the Jerusalem skyline. The rectangular complex, which is about 150,000 square meters in size, is one-sixth the largest in the Old City of Jerusalem. Today, the complex houses some of the most beautiful and spectacular architectural structures in the world – the gilded Dome of the Rock and the drinking stone around which it is built, and in its southern part the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

When: Wednesday 9.2.22, at 7:15 p.m.

Tour length: About 3 hours

cost: 80 shekels

Orphans in Nachlaot

A tour of the Nachlaot neighborhoods following the history, culture and food of Urfa natives. As part of the tour, we heard about the life of the Jews in Urfa and their immigration to Jerusalem from the end of the 19th century. We will visit the places where they settled, tell about life in Jerusalem, their customs, and figures who were an integral part of the landscape of Jerusalem and the Mahane Yehuda market. Visitors will also enjoy tastings of the rich Orphan cuisine.

When: Fridays 21.1.22, 4.2.22, 11.2.22, at 09:00

Tour length: About 3 hours

cost: 105 shekels (including tasting)

Fish stories

Fish stories in Judaism and Christianity, in literature and music. We will find out the love of Eastern European Jews for salty (and even sweet) fish and the love of North African Jews for spicy fish. We will check which fish is healthier, and taste gefiltefish, herring for karda and ikra.

When: Thursdays, 20.1.22, 17.2.22 16:00

Tour length: 3 hours

cost: 105 shekels (including tasting)

The hidden monasteries in the Old City

A tour following the Greek Orthodox monasteries. The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate is the oldest and largest of the churches in Jerusalem and owns dozens of small monasteries hidden from the hustle and bustle of the streets of the Old City. Some of the monasteries have been converted into housing complexes, some of which still have the presence of monks or nuns. We will visit some of the monasteries owned by the patriarchy and get to know a cultural and religious world that has existed in Jerusalem for 1500 years.

When: Thursday, 20.1.22, Friday 28.1.22, Thursday 3.2.22, at 9:00

Tour length: About 3 hours

cost: 90 shekels

The mystical riddle of the final movement

What are the endings? Where do they operate? What is the connection between mysticism in Islam and Jerusalem? A tour of the alleys of the Muslim Quarter in Jerusalem. We will hear about the process of the development of the final movement at the end of the 8th century, we will get to know buildings built from the Ayyubid period by clerics and rulers for the Sufis, and we will find out the connection between mysticism in Islam and Jerusalem.

When: Tuesday 25.1.22, Wednesday 23.2.22, at 09:00

Tour length: 3 hours

cost: 95 shekels

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