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Zion Gate

Jerusalem, Israel (Givat Ram)
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Ranked #100 of 179 attractions in Jerusalem
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Description: Also known as Gate of the Prophet David, Zion Gate is one of the seven open gates of the Old City.
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gulf shores
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My wife and I visited Jerusalem in may 2014. As you leave the Armenian quarter in the old city you pass throuhg the zion gate out onto mount zion. According to the Book of Samuel, mount zion was the site of the jebusite fortress called the "stronghold of zion" that was conquered by king David, becoming his palace and the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The often over looked Zion Gate gives one a sense of what the gates of the Old City walls must have looked like to travelers in earlier times. Built for defence rather than the automobile, Zion Gate still caters to the traveler on foot. Without the distracting bustle of vendors and throngs of tourists it is poossible to understand how... More

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Northern Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Every gate in Jerusalem has a story. The bullet pock marks around Zion Gate reminds us of the citizens in the Jewish Quarter defending themselves against the Jordanian machine gun positions located a few feet outside the wall. Spend a few minutes watching vehicles trying to negotiate the turns in the gate that were designed to make it difficult for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

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. Zion gate is located on Mount Zion, and is the source of its name. It is also known as the gate to the Jewish Quarter due to its proximity... More

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

I could live here a few months cause 2 weeks just isn't enough to city the great old city, but what many places I did see were amazing . The Walk here Jesus walked was moving and beautiful at the same time . Nothing but shopping and and sight seeing but mostly Praying for Peace !

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The perfect first family zoo trip for a young child and grandparents. Beautiful exhibits carefully created to include lots of shade and plenty of places to sit down. The animals were paired and put together just like Noah would have put them together. Best of all there was a mockup building replicate of the Noah's ark at the end of... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

If you love modern history, this place has some good stories about the bullet-holes surrounding the wall from when the Jordanians ruled the place in 1967.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

You might just say yet another gate. But its part of this magical city, this is one of the seven open gates of the Old City. With each gate having its own aspect.

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Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Just another gate of the old city. The whole city is great but I don't see what is special there. Maybe I missed something?

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Holon, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

If you touch the stones - listen to the foothpaths - try to remember all you know- and there it is in front of you.

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