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Ramparts Walk

Jaffa Gate | Old City, Jerusalem, Israel
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Ranked #65 of 172 Attractions in Jerusalem
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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155 reviews 155 reviews
32 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

For just 16 Sheckels (about £2.60) you can get a totally different view of this unique city. There are essentially two walks - one from Jaffa Gate to Lion Gate and one from Jaffa Gate to near Dung Gate, which starts with a lot of steps - that require a fair bit of walking but the reward is worth it.... More

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Netanya, Israel
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's a magnificent walk. Helps you see things from different angle. So much history! So sacred! And yet, it's an ancient settlement, where people live their everyday lives. You see Middle Eastern market, living houses, churches, monasteries, yeshivas, synagogues. Jews, Arabs, Armenians, and etc... Everybody live, sweat, pray! Walking these walls, really makes you understand, why Jerusalem is a bellybutton... More

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Macae, RJ
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

I had a great time doing this walk, I liked the way to the Damascus way better, you have a very unusual view of the Old City, you get to see regular houses inside the Old City, the roofs and the muslim quarter from up above, it was definitely interesting and worth while doing it.

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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was probably the worst experience in Jerusalem. The people selling the tickets were completely rude and unprofessional. They gave us the wrong information and we basically had to pay double. Anybody there can pretend to be the manager just to get rid of you and there is nothing you can really do. The "I don't care about the stupid... More

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157 reviews 157 reviews
57 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

To be honest the views out of the old city are probably better than the views in, but the ramparts aren't widely used and so you pretty much have them to yourselves. Take water it gets very hot up there especially the northern part as is has less shade. Tickets are 16NIS from next to the Jaffa Gate. Tickets allow... More

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Nimes, France
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96 reviews 96 reviews
18 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The idea seemed great but the reality was not good. Not much to see ( views from Davids tower are much much bettter ) and when we did the northern ramparts the exit at the Damascus Gate was locked without any warning so we had to retrace our steps bck to the new gate. Waste of time and money.

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Munster, Indiana
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74 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

We did this because of the "views" from above, but all we saw was stuff that you'd rather hide from view. If you want to see a great view, instead climb to the top of the Austrian Hospice in the Old City. That's free!!

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Kfar Yona, HaMerkaz, Israel
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This experience, although rather romantic when you are thinking about it, turns out to be disappointing for two reasons. First, what you see as you walk on the ramparts is many, many meters of back junk areas of houses and businesses of the old city. Since these areas are behind the properties, the space is often dirty, unkempt and plain... More

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Tampa, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was our first time taking the rampart walk with our kids ( 10 year old twins). I suspected that they would enjoy it and I was right. It is a nice way to see the old city from above and get a sense of the different quarters. I had download the Old City Jerusalem Audio Tours in advance and... More

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is not a walk for the faint hearted. Take water with you, there are no lavatories en route. There are a lot of steep, slippery steps going up and down and it is very tiring. My friend and I are in our late sixties and would not want to do this walk if we were much older. The south... More

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