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Ramparts Walk

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Address: Jaffa Gate | Old City, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: 02-6277550

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The rampart walk provided a different perspective than walking through the streets of old town. There were many photo ops along the way - views through turrets, narrow stairs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A great way to see new perspectives while getting exercise! You will see views that you won't see anywhere else. Lots of picture taking opportunities. Go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a good thing to do as you get great views of the old and new city, as well as over the Mount of Olives. You buy tickets at the Jaffa gate and it costs 16 shekels. You can walk all the way around or come off at any one of the gates. The walkway is narrow in places... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Perfect attraction to start or finish your Jerusalem visit. Gives a great view of the narrow roads, tiled roofs and back yard lives of Jerusalem inhabitants. Plenty of great photo-opportunity, all during a short, easy and pretty sweet walk which is pretty cheap, especially with the 50% student discount. Do expect: - Beautiful and as many mentioned unique perspective of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

so glad my brother talked us into this! The ramparts is a very different perspective of the Old City as you're essentially looking into residents backyards and homes! Begin from Jewish section and ask where to exit depending on political climate. We accidentally exited into Arab Quarter and left Old City through Damascus Gate and felt a bit unsafe and... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The rampart walk provided a different perspective than walking through the streets of old town. There were many photo ops along the way - views through turrets, narrow stairs, doors, a shielded garden, a view across to Mt of Olives, etc. It was a good way to spend an extra couple of hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Highly recommended. A very different view of the Old City high above the bustle of its streets. On one side, you can look out of the City, on the other, you have a bird's eye view of the Old City's streets, roof tops and back gardens. You can purchase tickets (from memory, is16 NIS per adult and half price for... More 

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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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
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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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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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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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