The Citadel

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The Citadel is one of the most famous tourist attraction in Jerusalem since ancient times, popularly known as the “Tower of David”, perfectly located next to the Jaffa Gate, embraces a marvelous restoration area that used to be Herod’s palace way back in 1st century. The location was chosen for most dominant reason, it is the Jerusalem’s highest point of the south western hill, higher than the Temple of Mount and any other point in the ancient city.

Built during the 16th century by Suleiman and the Ottoman, became today’s museum and cultural center that gives us information about the Jerusalem’s old city visited by millions of tourists. The Tower of David was named by the Byzantine Christians who believed that the place was King Davids palace. The Citadel is surrounded by large towers and high walls with  a extensive, deep moat in which during the modern times part of this is impassable.

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Posted by Vanessa on Monday, May 2nd, 2011. Filed under Destinations. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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