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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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One of the best ways to see the city

I felt like I really had seen the old city after this walk. Lots of historical exploring of the walls to do. No one is really around to stop you from going wherever you want in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

An incredible experience because from the ramparts one can see both the old and the new cities of Jerusalem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We enjoyed the walk on the ramparts. For 16nis your ticket covers two sections. The walls provide great views into the Old City, and a chance to see how people live in a way you can't at street level.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Easy and simple. The entrance is just after you pass the gate, on your left. Purchase your tickets (16 Shekels for an adult, 8 for a child) at the ticket office adjacent to the entrance. We chose the northern option, from Jaffa gate to Herod's gate. With same ticket you could do the southern route, from Jaffa gate to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

One attraction you should not pass up when having enough time to visit the old city of Jerusalem is the Ramparts Walk. This attraction offers a different perspective of the Old City and the different quarters, affording one an exhilarating bird's eye view. Although the ramparts walk circumnavigates the Old City walls, the middle portion has been closed off, dividing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great way to spend an hour early or late in trip. Hard to find entrance but it is but it is at Jaffa gate on right as you enter. Bring water and go to bathroom before it. Wear shoes with some grip because it can be slippery. Really fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Well worth the effort. Wonderful veiws of the old city, particularly the walk from Jaffa Gate to Dung Gate.This section is truely a moving experience particularly towards sunset when you hear the call to prayer echoing up the valley and even more so on the beginning of Sabbath when the shophar trumpets sound out across the city....amazing....one of those moments... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I felt like I really had seen the old city after this walk. Lots of historical exploring of the walls to do. No one is really around to stop you from going wherever you want in old towers and the like. Didn’t take too long.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Given the narrow streets in the Old City, I found it very hard to get a feel for where I was going. After an hour and half "birds-eye" view from the Ramparts walk things were much clearer. The views are very good, but sometimes mixed in with hanging laundry, etc. (e.g. Real life in the city!). The walk has a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Leave say 2 hours to do this right. Stop along the way and take a lot of pics. From Jaffa gate I did the northern route, not the southern one. The tourist office recommended this northern route...and I agree...because the Muslim quarter in the north is more interesting. It ended about 100 yards after Damascus gate...you are forced down at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Walking above the Old City around the rampart walk is quite interesting. Besides good exercise, you are able to see and smell all the sights in the market areas of the 4 quarters. Educational.

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Address: Jaffa Gate | Old City, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: 02-6277550
Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem

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