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Built by Suleiman the Great in 1537, this is considered Jerusalem’s most grand and ornate gate. There are seven gates open: New Gate, Zion, Dung, Jaffa, Lions’ (St. Stephen's), Herod’s, and Damascus (Shechem).
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One of the many entrances to the old city built during the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent. Built in 1537, was the main connecting route to Damascus, Syria - hence the name. Of the seven gates still in use, this is one of the most...More
Of Muslim quarter inside and outside this beautiful gate.Some reference to Roman plaza excavations are going on on the right side as one exits the gate.A young boy was blowing the shofar outside since it was Rosh Hashanah holiday.Inside the gate there was small shop...More
Damascus gates is one of the eight gates into old city of jerusalem. It leads you to the muslim quarter. While the gate is beautiful and ornate, it's dirty around it. The arabs have to learn to keep it clean. Still, its such a beautiful...More
I crossed this gate many times thinking I would arrive in Damascus when exiting on the other side ! But no : every single time I found myself still in Jerusalem ! The name of this gate is really misleading ...!
This gate is convenient to reach the Via Dolorosa (although one will first reach one of the middle stations), Western Wall and Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Unfortunately the area outside of the gate was not clean.
Usually I enter the Old City via Jaffa Gate because of the convenient parking lot under Mamila Mall. But, this time I arrived at the Old City via the light rail and felt like taking a different route into the markets. It is always special...More
We took a grand tour of every gates in the Old City of Jerusalem, this is one of the more colorful ones both in terms of the structure of the gate and the colorful Arab neighborhood. Worth spending a few minutes there but as others...More