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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 August 19, 2015

This is a great way to see the various quarters of the Old City. If you do not want to be swept up in the enjoyable frenzy of the Old City, which I recommend, this beatiful walk is another way to take in the sights. I recommend going around sundown when it is cooler and sun's fleeting rays casts beatiful... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We walked on the old Ramparts - City Walls from Jaffa Gate to Zion Gate. It was quite interesting to actually be on and touch the Ramparts/City Walls and understand how the walls facilitated offense and yet permitted defense across the ages. Be prepared to climb and climb and walk on uneven stones. I found that climbing down the steep... More 

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Valley Stream, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Tickets can be purchased just past the Jaffa gate. If traveling the northern route the last accessible gate the lion's gate is closed. When we purchased the tickets this was not mentioned. The furthest one can travel north is to the flower gate as of July 2015. The views are wonderful. But as previous posts have stated there is trash... More 

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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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Austin, Texas
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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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Madison, Wisconsin
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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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Newcastle, Australia
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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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