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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rachel R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wall is so iconic, it was interesting to be able to walk along it the younger people (age 16-25) found it more interesting. You get a sense of the protection that it provides.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PTAMom2010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hannah75
Reviewed December 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ruth44421
Reviewed December 5, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nimrod104
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Walked the southern portion of the Rampart Walk in Jerusalem-great vistas of the City, not overly difficult but some steep stairs, worth the time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michaelbC9316NJ
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David G
Reviewed September 2, 2018

It was a meaningful walk on the city walls. Remember to download the audio guide. As you walk, you learn about the city inside and around. The view is splendid.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 111cat2015
Reviewed August 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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December 21, 2017|
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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
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Thumbelina2
London, United Kingdom
Ramparts Walk (7 Replies)
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|
Response fromavigail9|
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
magician_beth
Manhattan
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
RodneyJulie
North Central Florida
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|
Response fromAnon|
From Jaffo Gate towards the Armenian side. The best views are after Zion Gate. And better still, in the Davidson Archeological Park. Enjoy!