The model house of the city will be closed for renovations from 5.11.2018 until 30.11.2017. No public reception or tours will be given.
Booking guided tours
Tours of the city hall (without the city model) will be held as usual and can be ordered at the visitors' center.
Telephone reception between the hours of 9:00 - 15:00, telephone: 02-6295363. visitorcenter@Jerusalem.muni.il
For guided tour booking form click here
While the jerusalem model is primarily intended as a working tool in architectural and planning projects, other uses have become increasingly apparent. these include education, illustrating and explaining planning problems for children, and so creating a better informed public, and an effective visual aid for students of architecture and urban planning. the model has also become a focal point for visitors, including conservation groups.
Working with the Model
Jerusalem requires a special approach to solving the problems of its physical growth and preservation. the manifold interests and concerns surrounding new developments in sensitive areas of the city can be overwhelming without sufficient means of observation and comparison through direct, on-site visualization and documentation. the city model, together with its auxiliary equipment, fulfill these needs of concerns of both growth and preservation. it is a working tool for architects and planners, and an aid for all concerned in the decision making process. the model is designed to provide maximum flexibility in use, including the possibilities for continuous updating, changes and additions. architects and planners can use the model, as a working tool, through the various stages of a project, from conception to completion. in this way, all those concerned can be visually aware of the interaction between the project and the surrounding areas. it can provide a ready comparison of building heights, space relationships and neighborhood texture and character.
Tours of City Model
Guided tours of Safra Square include: the model of old/new Jerusalem and an observation point offering a breathtaking view of Jerusalem's neighborhoods.
Groups by appointment in several languages: 02-6295363