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The main entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City faces the west toward the old port of Jaffa, and is located next to one of the city’s best-known sites, the Tower of David or Citadel. There are seven gates open: New Gate, Zion, Dung, Jaffa, Lions’ (St...more
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Jaffa Road, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-626-5333
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Entering the Old City you pass the most recent restoration of the Wall, clean, expansive with people having access to the bus station and just a bit further away a modern Mall with shopping and restaruants. Once inside are numerous shops for snacks, cheap souvenirs,...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We started our journey through Jerusalem through this gate to our hotel. So many shoppes right through the entrance and then it dumps you into the streets of shoppes and venders throughout the city.

Thank IndySig
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jaffa Gate is a pass way that one walks through to get into the Old City. After going through the Jaffa Gate, I suggest walking through the Armenian Quarter (which is to the right) and then into the Jewish Quarter (Rova Yehudie) which will take...More

Thank wsarah2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Entered through the gate for a visit to the Old City. Right upon entry is the Tourist Information centre. The best part is the "toy train" that starts from here to the Western Wall, what a relief when visiting under the scorching sun.

Thank ShilpiSharma
Reviewed 1 week ago

a fascinating place- vibrant, full of history and people. Massiv- and a smal and tiny entrance. Place of recent islamic terror attacs- but most of the time peacefull and safe.

Thank kiwomi67
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jaffa Gate is the very handy entrance into Jerusalem's old city, across from the Mamilla Mall. It's a handy meet-up place for walkers, and it's just along the sidewalk from a mount / dismount area for busses. Inside the gate, in another world, life is...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Jaffa Gate was long designed to be the main entry into the Old City. A road was paved through it, I think by the British Colonizers. As you enter, to your left is the Christian Quarter, mostly inhabited by moslems now, but all the...More

Thank yidonit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since our hotel was accessed through the Jaffa Gate, we went through it many times. It was another part of history to be observed and recorded by photo.

Thank raines87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you walk from the modern city of Jerusalem in to the Old City through the Jaffa Gate it is like you are stepping back in time. Very interesting architecture and shops with sellers ready to make a deal line the narrow streets.

Thank 857alvinb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Start at Jaffa gate. It's fascinating. Walk through the market and examine the trinkets, the shopping is great and the vibe is better. Take the long route to the wall, it's worth the walk.

Thank maxine1andonly
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