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The City of David is proud to present: “Hallelujah” - A unique and exciting presentation that tells the story of the rebirth of ancient Jerusalem presented through innovative and groundbreaking technology on the ruins of the City of David, under the open night sky!

More than 2,000 years ago, Jerusalem was destroyed and the Babylonian exile began. After 70 years and against all odds, Nehemiah son of Hachaliah succeeds in harnessing the largest empire in the world and embarks on a dangerous journey to Jerusalem at the head of a small delegation to rebuild the destroyed city, while coping with domestic difficulties and foreign enemies.

Watch a captivating clip from the show
Tour Track 
Essential Information 
  • There will be Chanukah candle lighting with musical accompaniment approximately fifteen minutes prior to each show.

  • Advance registration is required
  • A free shuttle to Hallelujah night show will depart from the first station parking lot 45 minutes before show time.
    We recommend taking advantage of this service to ensure you arrive on time.
  • The free shuttle service will be available to return you to the First Station at the conclusion of the show.
  • Waze: First Station
  • The show takes place within ancient ruins and includes many steps and uneven flooring. Unfortunately, due to the limitations of the archeological site, it is not wheelchair accessible

  • There will be a coffee stand in the Kings Garden where visitors can wait until the show begins
  • At the conclusion of the show, free shuttles to the First Station will leave at 9:00 PM, 9:40pm, 10:20pm and 11:00pm
  • We would be happy to help direct you to the site. Please call us at:



Price List Adult
Child (5-18)/ Senior Citizen*/ Soldier/ Student 
Hallelujah Nighttime Show  65 NIS  54 NIS

** Senior citizen- Women from the age of 60, men from the age of 65.

** 5% discount will be given for online reservations



Opening Hours 

Shows will take place at 8:15pm, 9:00pm and 9:45pm

From September 8th to October 17th 2019, the night show "Hallelujah" will be open every evening also at 7:30

Duration of the show: 1 hour and 15 min

Languages: Hebrew

For opening hours, please call the Reservation Center:


**English, French and Spanish narration is available via designated earphones



How to reach the City of David National Park – Safe, Convenient Directions

For those arriving by private vehicle, please note that it is difficult to find parking near the Western Wall and City of David. We recommend the following arrival options:


Ride the Old City Train to the City of David (not free)

Would you like to have fun getting to the City of David? Now you can!
Before you dive deep into the ancient city and get an inside view, learn about the City of David from the outside. 
The Old City Train takes guests on a fascinating and fun tour, from Jaffa Gate (across the Tourist Center), through the Armenian and Jewish Quarters, to the City of David. Along the way, learn about heritage sites and the history of the general area.
Cost: 30 NIS. 


Parking lots in the area

From the direction of the Western Wall, turn left down the hill after you exit the Dung Gate and then make your first right. After a two minute walk, The City of David entrance will be on the left.

 Navigate to Mamila and Karta Parking lots (public parking lots – payment required)
Navigate to Mount Zion Parking Lot (public parking lot – payment required)

For groups arriving by organized bus which do not require parking: 


Public Transportation

Bus lines to Jaffa Gate: 20, 60 (From the Central Bus Station)
Bus lines to the City of David: 1, 2, 38 to the Western Wall



Driving Direction

Directions to Ancient Jerusalem sites

Opening Hours

Opening hours of the City of David- Ancient Jerusalem sites

Price List

City of David- Ancient Jerusalem price list

News & Events

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Additional Tours & Attractions

Driving Direction

Driving Directions to the Ancient Jerusalem sites

Opening Hours

Ancient Jerusalem sites- Opening Hours

Price List

Ancient Jerusalem Price List
Touring ancient Jerusalem was an amazing experience for the entire family
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