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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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Having extensively walked the Old City in and out, I think as an entry gate this is the one. It has been well preserved and restored and it leads you directly into the Arab area/market, which was for us the most colorful and useful, as...More
It's like visiting a museum where you can touch, buy and try stuff. Clothes shops, souvenir shops, food, spices, carpets, evth is there! The prices are very reasonable, since it's a market where low social class palestinians shop. The restaurants are good, but not outsanding...More
Of all the gates leading into Jerusalem, the Damascus Gate is by far the most imposing. There is a nighttime market outside and the main streets of the city (Khan el-Zeit and el-Wad branch off to the right and left respectively upon entering) are easily...More