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“Ramparts of the Walls of Jerusalem”
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Ramparts Walk
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Private Tour: Western Wall Tunnel and Old City Wall Promenade in Jerusalem
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Private Tour in Old City of Jerusalem
Ranked #30 of 310 things to do in Jerusalem
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Shanghai, China
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54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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“Ramparts of the Walls of Jerusalem”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Walking the ramparts above the walls of the old city of Jerusalem was icing on the cake of my stay. After seeing so much, being able to climb up on the walls, walk around the city without fighting the human traffic and maze of narrow streets, then look down upon all with a birds-eye view was a special treat. It provided a special time of reflection of everything already experienced, yet not be rushed to move on. It is so bypassed. I walked from one side of the city to the next and saw only two other people upon the wall, but, I could see the bustling of thousands down below in the city. It was truly a great way to review everything already experienced.

Visited February 2013
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“Interesting, but...”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

...only 3 Stars. Why?
We made the long section between the Jaffa Gate and the Lions Gate. There are many interesting views across the old- and new town and many chances to take photos from interesting perspectives. The walk itself is not boring as there are many steps up and down and the way is winding along the top of the wall. Not exausting, though.
The issue we had were two teenagers who bothered us at the very remote southern section of the wall as the fencing of the walk is not sufficient in this area. As the weather was rainy that day we were pretty alone in that section...and felt definitely not safe in this situation. Nothing bad happened but we were happy beeing back in the more busy part of the old town.
Without that issue the walk would be a "5-star" recommendation.

Visited February 2013
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Givat Olga
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“It's not walk,it's hiking”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

I like doing ramparts walk and try not to miss this oppotunity while travelling. But contrary to the leisure walks that I made till now, this one is rather rough and long. Stairs are high and stones are sharp, so comfortable shoes only. And don't forget Israeli sun - no shadow at all, so it can be problematic in the summer.So consider before if you have enough time and strength. I think if you hesitate, better walk the streets, not walls.
But the views are extraordinary! I'll surely do it again...

Visited January 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Do it!”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

The Ramparts Walk is just amazing—the views are exceptional, and offer a window into the Old City that is unique.

Visited January 2013
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New York
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6 attraction reviews
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“I liked this!”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

We walked this in January and it was quite hot up there so I don't know if I can recommend it for the warmer months.

Still, it was nice to see the old city from a different angle and especially the parts we did not get to see from the ground. Go if you have time (about 2 hours). It's pretty cool.

Visited January 2013
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