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Damascus Gate

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Damascus Gate

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Kim G wrote a review Nov 2020
Pacific Grove, California3135 contributions225 helpful votes
The Damascus Gate is one of the original eight gates leading into Jerusalem's walled Old City, now within the Muslim Quarter district. Also known as the Shechem Gate (or Nablus Gate), there is a flurry of activity from the foot traffic through the gate, as well as the merchants selling their wares. We accessed the Garden Tomb and Golgotha located nearby, outside the wall, through the Damascus Gate. The imposing Damascus Gate and wall surrounding Jerusalem's Old City are quite impressive from the exterior stairs, which lead up to the streets of Jerusalem.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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The Weak Knee Traveler wrote a review Nov 2020
Singapore, Singapore11774 contributions745 helpful votes
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This is a beautiful gate which it's history traced back to the 16th century and beyond the gate is the market within the Old city of Jerusalem.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Mathieu L wrote a review Mar 2020
Montreal, Canada198 contributions43 helpful votes
This is the best place to be in Jerusalem. There is shops all around The Way of the Cross ant you'll be amazed by this citadel
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Flore wrote a review Mar 2020
Arad, Romania1635 contributions323 helpful votes
Damascus Gate is located in the northwestern part of the city, and access is very easy, with public transportation. It is one of the busiest access roads in Cetate, so do not rush and forget to watch the tip of the gate where you will see the inscribed name of the city on time of the Roman Empire - Aelia Capitolina. If you go on the main road between the Damascus Gate and the Zion Gate, you will find the Christian and Armenian quarters, on the right, and on the left, the Muslim quarter and then the Jewish quarter.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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llinia wrote a review Feb 2020
Erpe-Mere, Belgium196 contributions80 helpful votes
Walking through this gate brings you into the Arabic world of Jerusalem. All the gates are watched by police and the entrance can be quite busy and narrow because of all the shops.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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