Ramparts Walk
Ramparts Walk
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Noraatc
    Sudbury, Massachusetts35,320 contributions
    Wonderful walk, wonderful views of the most wonderful city
    We took the Ramparts Walk (the Southern Route) from the Citadel (the Tower of David) and the first sight was a view of elegant Mamilla neighborhood with modern chic Mamilla Mall designed by Moshe Safdie, who was also the architect of Yad Vashem. We also spotted Montefiore's Windmill. Then we enjoyed the views of the Armenian and the Jewish Quarters from the walls, the Dome of the Rock golden cupola from the distance and walked back to the Citadel. We didn’t walk as fas as the Muslim Quarter. The walk requires going up and down the stairs on uneven stone steps, so it might be a challenge for the people with mobility problems.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 17, 2023
  • newidad
    New York City, New York80 contributions
    A really great thing to do!
    This gives you a very good perspective of the Old City, it’s buildings, people and their activities. We bought one ticket valid for both directions but went on two days. Lots of steps up and down but not overly demanding and there are always handrails. We stopped multiple times to take in the special views and to listen to the muezzin during Ramadan. Very pleased that we did.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 16, 2023
  • Emily B
    Washington DC, District of Columbia21 contributions
    Great views of Jerusalem
    We tried this activity on a whim because we wanted to get a better feel for the layout of the city of Jerusalem. The tickets allow access to both the southern and northern ramparts (entrances are near the Jaffa gate). Ticket prices were reasonable and the entrance window allowed for flexibility in visit times. I preferred the southern ramparts because they were cleaner and better maintained and the views were nicer overall. I would not recommend this experience to anyone with mobility or balance issues as there are uneven surfaces/steps and slippery stones. Be sure to wear sturdy footwear and hold onto handrails.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 7, 2023
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TsviShlomo
Ra'anana, Israel336 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We’re spending a few days in Jerusalem to escape the heat and humidity of the coast. Tonight we did the Old City Ramparts Walk, which is open at night (until 22:00) only for the month of August. The refreshing breeze and clear sky added to the enjoyment of the walk, as did the many interesting vistas.
At NIS 20 (10 for seniors) this makes for a cheap night out. There is a convenient new access point outside the Tower of David (actually in the moat)
Note there are plenty of steps to climb during the walk, some rather steep!
Written August 12, 2021
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Emily B
Washington DC, DC21 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
We tried this activity on a whim because we wanted to get a better feel for the layout of the city of Jerusalem. The tickets allow access to both the southern and northern ramparts (entrances are near the Jaffa gate). Ticket prices were reasonable and the entrance window allowed for flexibility in visit times.

I preferred the southern ramparts because they were cleaner and better maintained and the views were nicer overall.

I would not recommend this experience to anyone with mobility or balance issues as there are uneven surfaces/steps and slippery stones. Be sure to wear sturdy footwear and hold onto handrails.
Written August 7, 2023
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Brian M
Montrose, UK1,554 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
The ramparts themselves are not particularly spectacular although you get a bit of history from the time the Jordanians defended the city in the 1948 war. What you do get out of the walk is fantastic views down into the old city and out into the old city. Well worth going on the walk
Written March 3, 2020
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Vitor A
Lisbon, Portugal810 contributions
Jan 2020
It is really very interesting to do this walk because, at same time, you are looking at the old city (from above) and you are looking at the modern city outside the Wall. Don’t forget to take very comfortable shoes because the walk is quite uneven. Enjoy!
Written March 31, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,964 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
I started the walk from Jaffa Gate. On my four days of walking around the Old City, I saw only a few people going on the Ramparts Walk. Viewing the walls, I could see that there appears to be a number of walls built on top of walls. This is in part because with changes in the empires which ruled over Jerusalem, such as the Ottomans, Muslims, Christian crusaders, the Israelite chieftain Solomon, Romans, Byzantines, and Arabs. Many of the rulers modified the city walls and temples to their own liking. Thus, the walls have a lot of history behind them. From the upper walls, I had great views of the Old City on one side, and the new on the other.
Written December 9, 2022
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newidad
New York City, NY80 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
This gives you a very good perspective of the Old City, it’s buildings, people and their activities. We bought one ticket valid for both directions but went on two days. Lots of steps up and down but not overly demanding and there are always handrails. We stopped multiple times to take in the special views and to listen to the muezzin during Ramadan. Very pleased that we did.
Written May 16, 2023
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ReeseNable
U. S. A.32 contributions
Dec 2022
Don't bother. Yes, you do get up on the top of the wall and get to circle around the Old City, but it's a very narrow walkway with LOTS of stairs up and down. The man selling tickets was so rude we almost walked away and now I wish we had walked away. For 25 nis it's not a huge waste of money, but there are so many more interesting sights in J'lem.
Written December 10, 2022
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gl0b3tr0ttR
Gold Coast, Australia105 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
It costs 25 ILS for a 2-day pass. Can be purchased at shop just inside jaffa gate.

There’s 2 walks: north and south. North is longer. South seems to finish at dung gate.

An interesting perspective on old city with plenty of photo opportunities.

Not suitable for young kids or elderly with mobility issues. Wear comfortable shoes.

There’s a free audio guide which can be downloaded for offline use via ijerusalem app.
Written October 16, 2022
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SOQ2010
Massachusetts2,093 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Once you re done with most of the holy places one can do the walk on the walls. Ticket 25 shekles , i was never told it was valid for 2 days neither was there any english part on ticket. Oldies have to be careful there are plenty of stairs and slippery stones too. On the left theres new Jerusalem and on the right old with view of unkempt roof tops. Some views are good still not the price.
Written October 5, 2022
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Harry K
4 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
My wife and me left the ticket counter because of the rude and racist selling guys there. Never gonna go back to this place again. It was not the only bad experience in Jerusalem but the worst one. You can’t even ask people for directions there and expect a normal answer.
Written December 29, 2022
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