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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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17 Sultan Suleiman, Jerusalem 2423625, Israel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked entering at this gate, It puts you immediately into a number of interesting sights to enjoy and learn about.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 10 October 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 13 September 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 10 September 2019 via mobile

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 ...!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 13 July 2019

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank bfindysz
Reviewed 13 June 2019

this is another historic entrance to the Old City. Easly reached on the city tram. It costs nothing to visit and takes you into an important part of Old Jerusalem leading you to the Wall, Dome, etc

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Benjamin W
Reviewed 10 June 2019

The Damascus gate is very busy. it is the entrance direct to the arabic quanter's basar. on the other side there is a food market were you can get the greatest dates.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kinga P
Reviewed 7 June 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
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