St. Stephen's Gate
St. Stephen's Gate
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Also known as Lions' Gate, St. Stephen's Gate is one of the seven open gates of Old City Jerusalem. They are New Gate, Zion, Dung, Jaffa, Lions’ (St. Stephen's), Herod’s, and Damascus (Shechem).
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Tracy F
660 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Entered Jerusalem through this gate also known as the Lions Gate. It puts you right onto the main path to Via Delorsa. It's not the easiest gate to walk through. Lots of people and vehicles. Easy place to be pick pocketed.
Written February 26, 2020
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Barbara R
Erie, PA981 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
This gate is so named because of the teadition that the first Christian martyr was stoned outside this gate. However an earlier tradition locate s the execution north of the city Lion's Gate is another name for it The start of the traditional Christian observance of the last walk of Jesus from prison to crucification, the Via Dolorosa begins here. The Gate is part of the city's extant walls, built by Ottoman Sultan Suleiman in 1538. The walls stretch 2.8 mi. and rise 16-49 ft. with a thickness of 9.8 ft. It was very impressive.
Written January 25, 2020
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culturevulture94
Clinton, WA696 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Besides its interesting architecture, this gate (a.k.a. called Lion's Gate) leads into the Old City to the Virgin Mary's birthplace and the first station of the cross on the Via Dolorosa. Walk in the opposite direction to reach Mary's tomb and the Garden of Gethsemane, the site of Jesus' agony, on the Mount of Olives. Awesome location and experience.
Written December 7, 2019
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Emma Louise H
Oxford, UK81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Amazing to think that Jesus Christ walked through that gate and along the following streets. Water taps nearby for refills.
Written December 6, 2019
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AJ S
Ann Arbor, MI390 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
Another piece of old architecture in Jerusalem. Worth of visiting. It will not take much of your time.
Written November 25, 2019
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SOQ2010
Massachusetts2,093 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Solo
This gate is also known as lions gate (see fotos).Leads to one of the oldest muslim cemetery where some great Muslims are burried . Visit any corner of Jerusalem and there are layers and layers of history.Not to miss the self styled guides.
Written September 28, 2019
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Hint of Pepper
Nuneaton, UK2,738 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
This is the gate to exit east of the Al Aqsa haram sharif. It leads to the entry of a historic cemetery with two sahaba buried in it. The gate has a number of names, can be confusing.
Written March 17, 2019
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,712 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
Sure, you can access Via Dolorosa using any of the seven gates that lead into the Old City, but St. Stephen's Gate (also known as Lions Gate) is the easiest/closest.
Written January 20, 2019
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Gidons51
Herzliya, Israel4,333 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
This is the entrance to the old city from east . Is called the Lions gate because Lions are carved on both sides of the gate . Was built in 1538 as part of the walls surrounding the old city . In 1967 the Israeli paratroopers that freed the old city entered through this gate . Entering this gate you begin the 13 stations famous Via Dolorosa, the way Jesus walked with the cross ending at the church of the holy sepulcher, where he is believed to be buried.
Written January 16, 2019
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Christina C
Coquitlam, Canada6,386 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Friends
It is located at the eastern wall in Jerusalem's old city walls. The first Christian "Stephen" was stoned and martyred outside this gate. I guess that's why the gate is named St. Stephen's gate. This gate is also called Lion's gate or Sheep gate. The road at the gate is the start of the Via Dolorosa.
Happy Travelling!
Written November 22, 2018
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