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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 March 27, 2012

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

Date of experience: March 2012
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

all the gates are worth a look at- and if wandering around you will no doubt get lost and find them all inadvertently!!!

Date of experience: March 2012
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

A place rich in history, and walking through this gate is a great way to start your walk back in history.

Date of experience: February 2012
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

Damascus Gate, entering in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City, is the most impressive of the gates. Access from the North of the Old City. 5 min walking to north is the Garden Tomb, on Nablus Road.

Date of experience: February 2012
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

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

Date of experience: June 2011
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Reviewed December 21, 2010

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

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