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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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17 Sultan Suleiman, Jerusalem 2423625, Israel
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Reviewed 6 days ago

this is another historic entrance to the Old City. Easly reached on the city tram. It costs nothing to visit and takes you into an important part of Old Jerusalem leading you to the Wall, Dome, etc

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Damascus gate is very busy. it is the entrance direct to the arabic quanter's basar. on the other side there is a food market were you can get the greatest dates.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ECWorld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Rebel500
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Toleznod
Reviewed April 20, 2019

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank unclelouie
Reviewed March 17, 2019

This is a grand gate that leads into the Muslim Quarter. It is by far the biggest gate of the ones we entered through. I believe this one was built by Suleyman the Magnificent.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 16, 2019

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mary-Li-Yuan
Reviewed February 14, 2019

If one is Jewish this is not a safe gate to hang around. It's far safer to walk in through Shar Yaffo and turn right, or through Zion Gate. Stay safe!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

When you step in, you are already in the middle of the arab market, with fruits, speces, etc. The gate itself is an intereting structure.

Date of experience: January 2019
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