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Between Heaven and Earth: In Hebrew

Sites on Mt. Zion and the Dormition Abbey

Some Important Details

  • תאריכון

    Date and time

    Saturday, July 13 | 10:00am

    Tour Length: approx. 2 hours

  • מחיר

    Cost

    55 NIS
    35 NIS for residents of South and North conflict zones

  • מדריך

    Guide

    Tower of David Jerusalem Museum staff


Mt. Zion is a special place for Jews, Christians and Muslims, and it has historical sites showing its importance for all three religions. As early as the Byzantine period, sites were developed on Mt. Zion attesting to its religious significance, and religious ceremonies started to be held here. These sites celebrated the mountain as the tomb of King David and the place of the Last Supper of Jesus and his disciples. Through the years, Mt. Zion passed between different hands and experienced disagreements and conflicts. In the area, one monumental structure sticks out that was built at the beginning of the 20th century in the Neo Romanesque style for the Benedictine Order. This is the Dormition Abbey dedicated to Mary, mother of Jesus, who according to tradition fell into an eternal slumber here.

How did this mountain become holy to 3 religions? What was the relationship between them through history? And what is happening today on Mt. Zion? These questions and others will be answered. Includes visit to the tomb of King David and the Dormition Abbey, recently reopened after an extensive renovation.‌

Advance registration required | Please wear comfortable shoes | Participants are eligible for a 30% discount on Museum ticket purchase on the tour date.

The tour is subject to a minimum number of participants | There may be changes due to weather | Private group tours can also be arranged – for details > *2884 | [email protected]

Tickets purchased on the website can be canceled within 14 days of purchase, but not less than 7 business days from the date of the event. Requests for ticket cancellations must be sent in writing to: [email protected]

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