Jerusalem Knights in the Old CityJerusalem Knights in the Old City - 31 October, 2013 - 21 November, 2013
Jerusalem Knights in the Old City
The festival will take place on Thursdays from October 31-November 21, 2013.
October 31, 2013
November 7, 2013
November 14, 2013
November 21, 2013
Opening hours: 18:00-23:00
The Jerusalem Development Authority, the Prime Minister's Office, the Jerusalem Municipality, and Ariel present "Old City Knights:" visit the Old City (Jaffa Gate and Christian Quarter) every Thursday throughout October 2013 for an enchanted autumn experience in the spirit of the Middle Ages, bigger and more spectacular than ever. Step back through time in the picturesque alleys of the Old City, where heroes of the Middle Ages, including knights, dragons, kings, princesses, magicians, troubadours, court jesters, and peddlers will roam the alleys.
The middle ages will come alive with costumed characters, sounds and chants of times gone by, dance, acrobatics and theater performances.
The journey will begin at Jaffa Gate, from there to the Muristan square and back to Jaffa Gate on a circular, fascinating and fun filled route.
Knights Festival 2013 highlights:
*Knights and Princess Middle-Age fashion show (new!)
*Huge stately knights table and bar with live music
*Middle-Ages themed movie screenings (new!)
*Story tent - period stories, knights and wine stories
*huge, cardboard walk-through castle maze
*performances with the Israel Opera
*artists fair featuring artists who use ancient crafts such as blacksmiths, potters and glass blowers (new!)
Admission to all events is free! The Festival is suitable for families, tourists, visitors, and speakers of all languages. The restaurants, coffee shops, and markets in the area of the Old City and Mamilla will participate in the festival as well, extending their opening hours to be open to festival participants. The narrow pathways in the Old City are not suitable for strollers.
Parking: The Old City will be closed to traffic during the festival. Those arriving in private vehicles may use the paid parking at the Mamilla, Karta, and Safra parking lots. Alternatively, festival goers are encouraged to park at the "park and ride" lots of the Light Rail at Ammunition Hill and Mt. Herzl and arrive via public transportation to Jaffa Gate.
Image credit: Image no. 3 (costumed musicians) by Omri Barel.
To the Jaffa Gate page.