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Ramparts Walk

Address: Jaffa Gate | Old City, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone Number: 02-6277550
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Ranked #69 of 231 things to do in Jerusalem
Type: Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks

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Hong Kong, China
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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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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32 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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
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4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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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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