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Built by Suleiman the Great in 1537, this is considered Jerusalem’s most grand and ornate gate. There are seven gates open: New Gate, Zion, Dung, Jaffa, Lions’ (St. Stephen's), Herod’s, and Damascus (Shechem).
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We took a grand tour of every gates in the Old City of Jerusalem, this is one of the more colorful ones both in terms of the structure of the gate and the colorful Arab neighborhood. Worth spending a few minutes there but as others...More
Not a safe place for American tourists as there are lots of pick pockets around this entrance into the muslim quarter.
Women are not allowed to look at any man directly in the eye. Dress modestly (no bare knees/shoulders/arms, no shorts). Move on to another...More
This Damascus gate, from East Jerusalem to the Muslim quarter of the old city, is full of life, both inside and outside. Multiple shops, cafes, street market are escorting you to the gate from the outsite. Everything is available and a busy hive of activities....More
It was out of our way to enter the Old City on our latest trip to Jerusalem. Since we were staying just off Jaffa Road it was easy to enter the city through the New Gate or Jaffa Gate. But on our last visit we...More
Sheruts (shared minivans) from Tel Aviv will leave you there, at Damascus Gate. The gate is the most well preserved of all the gates of the Old City of Jerusalem (only 7 are open now) with a great architecture. I learned a lot about its...More