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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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Many tour groups meet up outside of Jaffa Gate, and it is an easy point of entry for the Jewish or Armenian Quarters. The Tower of David entry is just inside the gate.
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The Jaffa gate is one of the entrances to the old city. You enter the Christian part when going in the Jaffa gate in the mornings there are lots of people selling beautiful sweet bread for breakfast that gives you a good kick for a day exploring the old city
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A welcoming gate to lead you into the old city. Note the arabic writing within the walls and on the pylons that indicate its history. Recommend using a tour guide to get more information on it's signifiance.
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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.
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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 Bethlehem?etc.), to immediately
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