If you are looking for a good restaurant in this area of Jerusalem, start here. There are many places steps away from Jaffa gate.
This is one of the main entrances to the Old City. You can shop at small stores and you walk down the streets our go the David' Citadel.
This is a very popular area for entering the old city. Not surprisingly there are lots of taxi's people asking you if you want a guide and guided tour companies. Taxi's should use their meters and from experience it is best to do so, as I found that what I was paying in agreed (even haggled) fares was actually more... More
Using the Jaffa Gate on a daily basis as I go to and from the Jewish Quarter I am never left without a sense of humility each time I see it in the distance and touch its large iron Mezzuzah as I pass through. On the first day back it greets me and on the evening of my last day... More
The Jaffa Gate is prettiest gate. It's located near the David Tower in the Old City. The area is also nice for people who like to go shopping or eating in the new shopping street near the Jaffa Gate.
Background: The walls around the Old City of Jerusalem were built by Suleiman the Magnificent in 1542. Most of the gates within these walls were designed by Siran, an Ottoman-Turkish architect. The Arabic name 'Bab al-Khalil' (Gate of the Friend) for Jaffa Gate is taken from the Arabic inscription at the entrance: "There is no god but Allah, and Abraham... More
Its just a simple gate, but the melange of faces and types walking through it give you a sense of Jerusalem as an ancient crossroad. Tip: walk in about 30 meters on your right, you'll see the two graves of the architects of the gate and the surrounding walls.
This is the gate that brings you into the Christian Quarter of the Old City. At one point you could drive in but now there is a barrier (like a toll gate) there that is sometimes used to restrict vehicle traffic. In its own right, it is an interesting entrance and just inside is David's Tower, which is also worth... More
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