Located under the Muslim Quarter, accessed from outside of the Old City near Damascus gate.
A downward sloped path.
Wear sturdy shoes. It can be slippery in spots.
Respite from the sun. It was fun to explore.
Detailed English brochure was provided at the ticket booth.
Cost: 16NIS ($4.15 USD)
I was just amazed at this place.
It made my mind work overtime just to figure out how did King Solomon and his workers cut and removed the stone from this cave to built the 1st Temple.
A must see for everyone
Wear good runners, not for the elderly. Very rugged and once you reach the end, you must come back the same way. Quite the caves and very interesting history to it. But f you have mobility problems, do not risk it.
If you stand in front of the Damascus Gate, watching into direction of the Old city, go left and after a short walk you will find this huge artificial cave.
You won't find many people here, it's a good alternative, calm place in Jerusalem's old city.
As an exchange student, I had spent months in Jerusalem already, done all the typical sights until I heard about thia one. So glad I did it! Saying it is massive, does not do it justice!! Contrary to other reviewers, I probably spent 40-45 mins in there. I had the whole thing to myself and took my time to explore...
Exploration of the quarry really connects you to the past construction of the city. The chisel marks match the stones on the streets and ancient sights above. Bring a flashlight for a better experience.
Limited information provided against the 16 nis admission. Interesting to make a short detour under the old city. Gives some perspective of the source of the hystoric bricks. Spend some time in the spacious hall.