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Damascus Gate

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Another world
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 4 days ago

Damascus Gate is always a highly interesting site in Jerusalem. When you go through it coming from Nablus Road you dive into another world. The Arab market opens up immediately behind it, and you can make a lot of observations there. Damascus Gate is a sight itself. Look at it closely. Go through it...

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Damascus Gate is always a highly interesting site in Jerusalem. When you go through it coming from Nablus Road you dive into another world. The Arab market opens up immediately behind it, and you can make a lot of observations there. Damascus Gate is a sight itself. Look at it closely. Go through it at various times of the day. Appreciate the different atmosphere very early in the morning. The merchants clean the street in front of their shop. Women from the countryside sit down in some corner with theiir herbs, fruit or vegetables. The way to the church of the holy sepulchre is nearly empty. So is the church itself.

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Entrance to the Old City
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on October 28, 2018

This is where we made our initial entrance to the Old City as it was the closest entry to our hotel. The pictures I've seen over the years did not do it justice. Once you walk through, be prepared to be inundated with shop owners selling their wares!

Heavy security at entrance
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on October 26, 2018

Damascus gate is now the entrance to lots of shops esp spice and sweet treats and souvenir. At the entrance there are lots of soldiers and police guarding the entrance. Have no idea why this is so. This is a beautiful area and is a good place for deals on your shopping as lots...

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Damascus gate is now the entrance to lots of shops esp spice and sweet treats and souvenir. At the entrance there are lots of soldiers and police guarding the entrance. Have no idea why this is so. This is a beautiful area and is a good place for deals on your shopping as lots of store can be found past this gate.

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