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The rampart walk gives a unique view of the Old City of Jerusalem. The northern part of the walk is closed on Friday so plan accordingly. The pass may be used over two days which we did and enjoyed spreading it out.
The ramparts walk sounded great on paper, but in reality were a let down. Took the northern route from Jaffa Gate (as at the ticket office they said this was the prettier route) and it really only got interesting half way down the section. At...More
Both parts of the walk start at the Jaffa Gate. We did the Southern section towards the Zion Gate first. We came down off the Ramparts at the Zion Gate and visited the attractions such as Room of the Last Supper etc. before walking back...More
You buy your tickets from the ticket office by Jaffa Gate. It is a great way to see the old city and get your bearings. There are steep steps and not for the mobility challenged. Whilst we were there, the northern section stopped at Herod's...More
The Ramparts Walk is another very rewarding activity in Jerusalem. You need a ticket, which allows you to do both the northern and the southern stretches. Along the narrow ramparts there are plaques which inform you about the sites and the sights. If you are...More
I’ve been to Jerusalem a number of times but have never done the ramparts before. It was a very different way to see the city, but equally as special as wandering through the streets at ground level. You can really get a feeling for what...More
As a licensed tour guide, I guide the Ramparts often. It is a unique view of the southwest corner of the Old City. You see mainly the Armenian Quarter and look out above the Sultans Pool Valley and then on the Mount Zion hill and...More
YES - we used the ticket to go North one day and then South the NEXT day... just confirm with the ticket agent when you buy it how long it is good for but you may definitely do it on different days. It is tiring enough that... More
YES - we used the ticket to go North one day and then South the NEXT day... just confirm with the ticket agent when you buy it how long it is good for but you may definitely do it on different days. It is tiring enough that you'll probably prefer dividing it into 2 days. (Note that the ticket is single-use... so you cannot repeat the ramparts you previously enjoyed.)
I vaguely remember reading on the forum that people recommended NOT doing the Ramparts Walk alone. Is that still the case? How long does it take to do both sections? Am I right in thinking that the Northern part is the more interesting section? Thanks
September 26, 2015|
Yes, the northern part is most interesting, and yes, it is not advisable to do this alone as a woman (it is an isolated spot and there are reports now and then of sexual harassment) NB not going alone applies to any isolated spot, including streets in the evening without much foot traffic, cellars and cisterns, etc. Never assume that the normal rules of street-smartness don't apply in "holy places", beautiful places, and so on. How long it takes for each segment depends on how long you...More
Looking for a Good Guide for the Old City of Jerusalem (6 Replies)
I am presently in Jerusalem and would like to visit the Jewish, Muslim, Christian & Armenian Quarters of the Old City. I would also like to do a Ramparts Walk on the Old City Walls. Does anyone know a good well informed English Speaking guide for me. If you know someone, please let me know their contact information. Also, what are the customary rates to pay a guide for 1/2 day and 1 day? Thank you in advance!
October 06, 2007|
Response fromPastorAl S|
I would contact: Mr. Aram H. Khatchadourian P.O. Box 14003 Old City, Jerusalem 91140 Israel Cell: 050-735-1859 Home: 02-626-4537 Aram is an Armenian who grew up in the Armenian section of the old city and still lives there. He has ususual access to the Armenian section, but knows all four quarters very well. If you use him, ask him to get you into St. Vartan's chapel - very few people get to visit there. Two years ago I paid $50 for a two hour private tour for two people. I would...More
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Rampart's Walk (3 Replies)
Ramadan will be in full bloom when we visit this September. (Planning mistake on my part) That means no Temple Mount. I read a review here on Trip that the Rampart Walk is better on the Christian side of the Old City because you get to go further where as on the Armenian side it comes to a stop half way through. To get as close to the Temple Mount as possible for a great view, which side of the Ramparts Walk is recommended? I know we can do both sides but we are buying The Holy...More
April 08, 2008|
From Jaffo Gate towards the Armenian side. The best views are after Zion Gate. And better still, in the Davidson Archeological Park. Enjoy!