We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“It's nice” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil)

Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil)
Book In Advance
More Info
$425.00*
and up
Private Tour: Old City Jerusalem with Rampart Walk and Western Wall and New...
Ranked #22 of 301 things to do in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The main entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City faces the west toward the old port of Jaffa, and is located next to one of the city’s best-known sites, the Tower of David or Citadel. There are seven gates open: New Gate, Zion, Dung, Jaffa, Lions’ (St. Stephen's), Herod’s, and Damascus (Shechem).
Augusta, Georgia
Level Contributor
82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“It's nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

It's really huge and is as other people have said it is a gate to the old city. Granted it is a pretty good sized ate and you never realise how big things are in the textbooks!

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank melsmarsh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

487 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    268
    161
    53
    2
    3
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
400 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Nice entry to Old City”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

The Jaffa gate is a nice entrance to the Old City. There is not to much by the gate, a few options for food and places to buy souvenirs. It is very busy though with people coming in and out of the Old City. But it is a nice place to rest up for 15mins before carrying on.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank LifeAsABackpacker
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Florida
Level Contributor
154 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

The gate itself isn't particularly mind-blowing, but it's a good place to start your tour of the old city. It's also a nice place to sit on a bench and people watch. Be sure to visit the tourist information center next to the Gate, the staff are very helpful. As others have said, you will be approached by the usual suspects begging you to visit their families shop or to take a guided tour. I would recommend against taking a tour with any of these people.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank yesmate
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
321 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Lots of restaurants”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

If you are looking for a good restaurant in this area of Jerusalem, start here. There are many places steps away from Jaffa gate.

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
Thank Steven W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Salem, Indiana
Level Contributor
47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“This is where you should start you visit to the Old City”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

This is one of the main entrances to the Old City. You can shop at small stores and you walk down the streets our go the David' Citadel.

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
Thank Pilot7070
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil) also viewed

Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
 
Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
 

Been to Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing