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Ramparts Walk

Jaffa Gate | Old City, Jerusalem, Israel
02-6277550
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Ranked #48 of 168 attractions in Jerusalem
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Boise, Idaho
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Our family arrived in Jerusalem last night and after a 30 hour trip from US, we planned an easy first day to adjust. The Rampart Walk was just the right first day activity. Start at Jaffa Gate (buy ticket) taking the North route, and view life in the Old City from the narrow path walked by the ancient keepers of... More

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Bristol
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13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It's a healthy walk, with good views. You really need to talk a map with you, to identify the parts of the city you are walking past. Sadly, the ramparts near the Temple Mount have been barred.

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Lansing
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Entered at Jaffa gate and enjoyed the walk. If you fear heights you may not want to take this walk. There are no bathrooms along walk so plan accordingly. You get great views of city both good and bad along walk which is one reason you should do this walk. Great views of mount of olives which now more of... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Jerusalem, including the old city and new city, are full of amazing panoramas, thus it seemed obvious that the Ramparts tour would be a great way to take advantage of the vistas, right? Absolutely, however, it was not exactly what I expected As the title of this review states, it's worthwhile if you have the time and know what to... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We walked the Jerusalem Old City wall from the Jaffa Gate to the Lion's Gate. It was anthropologically interesting but very depressing. Trash and filth everywhere. Plus, while approaching the Lion's Gate, some Jew-haters hurled glass bottles and stones at my children (a 4-year old girl, a 7-year old and a 9-year old boy), my wife and I. We picked... More

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Me and my wife decided to explore Jerusalem from the top. The idea of a bird´s eye view attracted us to this walk. What a waist of time, the walk from the Jaffa Gate to the Lion´s Gate goes through the worst part of the old town. Nothing much to be seen in addition to dirty and garbage. the walk... More

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The walk (divided into two parts - the Southern and the Northern) provides visitors with the bird's eye view of the city. (NOTE at the moment The Roman Plaza is closed for renovation, so DO NOT exit at Damascus Gate as there is no re-entry other than at Jaffa Gate). With the 16 NIS entry, pick up a small pamphlet... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Beautiful walk on the top of the Old City Walls in Jerusalem. One of the 'must see' in the City of Gold.

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

A great thing to do if you have extra time in Jerusalem. We took the ramparts walk from Jaffa gate. You can buy tickets from the shop 2 doors down. You have the option of getting an audio tour. We did not. We walked for about an hour and a half along a cobbled walk way and up and down... More

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Washington, D.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is a great way to see the old City. Also wonderful with a guide who can point everything out from above. A must do for Jerusalem.

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