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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...more
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Jaffa Road | Omar Ibn Katab, Jerusalem, Israel
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One of the six original gates built in the city by Suleiman the Magnificent, this gate has an imposing entrance to Jaffa. Visit and understand the history of the gates and the impact on Jerusalem through the years.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank highimpactuk
Reviewed 4 days ago

It seems all humanity was entering Jerusalem through this gate. You immediately feel the life of ages gone by, the hustle and bussle of yesteryear and today, all rolled up in one. From the various tours and taxis at the entrance ( Wanna go to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Gary H
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's a spiritual experience being anywhere in Jerusalem and Jaffa Gate was awesome. My friend Ofer took me to a Nite of Lights at The Tower of David it was simply magical and beautiful. Highly Recommend seeing this historic place in time... the entrance to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KimCarsonNOW
Reviewed 6 days ago

This imposing city gate to Jerusalem, one of several, is part of the Turkish walls surrounding the Old City, and it is worth a visit. There is a large square upon entering the city with shops and restaurants. The massive walls are amazing.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Donna M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

walking through this gate was so exiting, as I remember from History Athur Balfore walking through it in 1917 and declared that the Jews should have their own homeland.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank supernantraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of several 'gates.' If you go in--red a bit about it to fully appreciate all whom have crossed its threshold.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Bryna S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Place with a lot of hustle bustle of tourist guides in the morning replaced with food vendors at night.If one is coming to Jerusalem you are bound to pass by this gate.Chain street also ends here.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 15, 2019

The main entrance into the Old City. This is where it all begins. The best place to go in. The fun and excitement starts here. Also King Davis tomb is right here.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank seetheworld010
Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

Just one of several entry points to the Old City of Jerusalem ! Nothing really special or amazing about this gate !!!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank kingofpeppange
Reviewed August 26, 2019

kkk we used this place as a meeting point after everyone was done with their shopping in the old market

Date of experience: August 2019
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