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Damascus Gate

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This is one of the most beautiful and impressive gates among the gates of the wall, which was built during the times of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent from the 16th century. This is a central gate in the wall and it faces the north, towards Nablus and Damascus. In English it is named Damascus Gate, and in Arabic- “Bab El Amud” (“the gate of the pillar”), probably due to the pillar that stood at the center of the gate’s courtyard during the Roman-Byzantine era, as evident in the Madaba Map, which was discovered in Jordan. Turban-like decorations decorate the gate, and due to its importance, many observations points and guard towers were built there. During the Roman era, a stone-paved courtyard was built here, and at its center stood the statue of the emperor. Two streets started from this courtyard, leading towards the south. To this day, two main streets split from Damascus Gate, preserving the Roman structure of this area: the right street is the Khan A- Zeit  or Beit Habad street, and the left street is El Wad Street- or Hagai. Both are commercial streets that cross the city from north to south. Excavations conducted in this place after 1967 exposed under the Ottoman gate remnants of the Roman Square, as well as remnants of the Roman Gate. This was a magnificent gate with three arched openings. The central arch was twice as wide and tall than the two arches on both sides of it. The opening on the extreme left survived almost completely and was exposed in the excavations.  
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  • Sal
    Sal
    August 13, 2023

    Amazing experience! The history here is hard to fathom! Bucket list item for sure!

  • Haya Obaida
    Haya Obaida
    May 31, 2022

    Absolutely stunning, the architect of the buildings are just unique. The beauty of the Homeland, Jerusalem, Palestine is breathtaking! Going through the old city and shopping, you will see fresh fruits, fresh bread, fala...

  • cookiemiami
    cookiemiami
    May 14, 2019

    One of my favorite places in the world! I’ve always felt very safe and to me it’s magical There’s lots of security and the shopping experience is great! Bargain hunt experience the wonders of this place Stop for coffee, m...

  • Moe Hasan
    Moe Hasan
    July 15, 2023

    Holy experience in Al Kuds ( Jerusalem) Al Aksa mosque and Church of Sepulchre. No ticket needed

  • Munther Abu Baker
    Munther Abu Baker
    November 17, 2020

    Amazing palce to sit with your friends 😎 Nice view on the old city ☺️ Food shops are available 🙏 Hotel are close to you 🤠 This is the main gate for the old city especially for Muslim quarter

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