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Ramparts Walk

Address: Jaffa Gate | Old City, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: 02-6277550
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Ranked #70 of 183 Attractions in Jerusalem
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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32 attraction reviews
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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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4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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herts
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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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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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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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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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