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King David Hotel

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The King David Hotel, built with locally quarried pink sandstone, was opened in 1931. It once hosted three monarchs who fled their countries: King Alfonso XIII of Spain (1931), Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia (1936) and King George II of Greece (1942).

After the King David Hotel bombing, this hotel became a British fortress until May 4, 1948, when the Union Jack flag was lowered. It then became an Israeli fortress. At the end of the War of Independence, the hotel found itself on the border that separated Israel and Jordan. This hotel was reopened in 1967, after the Six-Day War, when Israel regained Jerusalem. Today it is a well-known 5-star hotel.

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