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With spring having sprung, it’s time to see Jerusalem abloom

City of David archaeological site offers guided tours to flowers in the Kidron Valley

Jessica Steinberg covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center.

Spring flowers bloom in Jerusalem's Kidron Valley, where the City of David is organizing tours on three consecutive Fridays (Courtesy Eliyahu Yanai)
Spring flowers bloom in Jerusalem's Kidron Valley, where the City of David is organizing tours on three consecutive Fridays (Courtesy Eliyahu Yanai)

Haven’t got your fill of spring flowers yet? There’s still time.

The City of David, the ancient Jerusalem archaeology site, has organized three Fridays of flower tours around the Kidron Valley, which dips down on the eastern side of the Old City separating the Temple Mount from the Mount of Olives.

The tours are being held on three Fridays — March 29, April 5 and April 12 — at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Participants will be able to join guided tours along the Kidron channel, spotting the anemones, cyclamen, poppies, lupines and daffodils nestled among timeworn stone monuments and boulders.

Visitors can also walk through the cool waters of the Shiloah tunnel, ride a camel and eat lunch (for NIS 29) in an ancient-styled hospitality tent.

Call *6033 to register for the tours or meals.

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