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Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil)

Jaffa Road, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-626-5333
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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. Stephen's), Herod’s, and Damascus (Shechem).
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“old city” (204 reviews)
“mamilla mall” (19 reviews)
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Jaffa Road, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-626-5333
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our first touch of the wall and the gate is stunning, this is where we entered the walls of Jerusalem, it will ever be remembered.

Thank Di M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great shopping and a lot to see. It is close to the Garden Tomb which is just across the street and a few blocks up.

Thank sabra1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This magnificent gate leads to the western wall. The gate itself iw worth seeing, the massive architectural strucure and is so very ancient. There is easy access from across the mamila mall. As you walk through if you continue straight you will go through the...More

Thank Bracha K
Reviewed September 15, 2017

The Jaffa gate is probably one of the best know gates that serves as an entrance to the old city. When I visited there was a lot os soldiers standing around - having their photographs taken with visitors!

Thank Commited_Traveller
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Walked through it a few times that day and enjoyed that it took us through time. The design is beautiful and historical.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Neat to see and enter for our time in the old city. But BEWARE of taxi drivers that want to give you rides to places far away. They hang around this gate. I did not feel that they would hurt us Americans, but verify that...More

Thank jcarter29072
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

The jaffa gate is the epitomy of the old city. It is the one gate where everyone really goes through. All religions intersect and enter through the gate. This where you really feel the special atmosphere of the old city.

Thank aellituv
Reviewed September 11, 2017

If you wish to visit the Old Town, then the Jaffa Gate is a very good starting place. Beware of Cheating Merchants and Dealers, they have very ingenious was to take your money!

Thank Hugo W
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

City with lot of attractions. We visite olive mount, western wall and four religion areas of old city.

Thank Nebi H
Reviewed August 31, 2017

This is the entrance from modern west Jewish Jerusalem to the Old City. It's an iconic structure and massive and was fortified- from 500 years ago. Tens of thousands and tourists enter this main gate every day.

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