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Address: Jerusalem, Israel
Description: Also known as Gate of the Prophet David, Zion Gate is one of the seven...
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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South-west of the Old City

Zion's Gate is located in the southwest of the Old City. It is one of the 8 gates in the Old City and leads to the Jewish Quarter. Outside the walls of the Zion gate, you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Zion Gate is one of original 7 entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem situated on the southwest side of city walls. Gate is well- maintained and leads now to the Armenian Quarter and is near the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem. There is some vehicle traffic still allowed through this Gate from the innercity and out of citywalls, we saw... More 

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McDonough, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is a beautiful gate to this ancient city! I was surprised that it was so crowded the day we visited. Maybe it is because of the snow in Jerusalem.

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Burkesville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I love the Gates to the Old City. Our Guide made history come alive at the Zion Gate where modern struggles and battles took place.

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Wien, Österreich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It is really another world! After passing the Zion gate you find yourself in a medieval city, a strange melting pot, where on the other side the inhabitants are not living together, on at the side of the others.....

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singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Zion's Gate is located in the southwest of the Old City. It is one of the 8 gates in the Old City and leads to the Jewish Quarter. Outside the walls of the Zion gate, you can see many bullet holes which was a result of the independence war in 1948.

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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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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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