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Damascus Gate

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Gate near Arab Quarter has a long history
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 5 days ago

The Damascus Gate is one of the main gates for entry into the Old City of Jerusalem. It has been there since the city walls were built by the Ottoman emperor Suleiman the Magnificent in 1537. The gate was damaged in the Six Day War, but it has been restored. The Hebrew name...

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The Damascus Gate is one of the main gates for entry into the Old City of Jerusalem. It has been there since the city walls were built by the Ottoman emperor Suleiman the Magnificent in 1537. The gate was damaged in the Six Day War, but it has been restored. The Hebrew name comes from the fact that the gate is on the road to Nablus, (or Shechem, in Hebrew) and thence to Damascus. It's an interesting gate and a good point of entry to the Arab market.

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Stay Away per our Guide
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on January 5, 2018

My wife and I visited the Old City of Jerusalem for 12 days in November, 2017. During our time there we hired a private guide for 4 days. Our guide told us directly, do not go to the Damascus Gate unless you are looking for trouble. There is much more crime there, pick pockets,...

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My wife and I visited the Old City of Jerusalem for 12 days in November, 2017. During our time there we hired a private guide for 4 days. Our guide told us directly, do not go to the Damascus Gate unless you are looking for trouble. There is much more crime there, pick pockets, purse snatchers and other petty crimes. During our time in Jerusalem, we had lunch and dinner with a number of local Israelis and heard the same story. If the locals will not go there, I do not want to either.

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fascinating
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on January 1, 2018

It is interesting to come out of the old city via various gates and feel the texture of different neighborhoods.

A gate opening of the history !
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on December 22, 2017

This gate is as a chapter opening into history . Walking around the old city of Jerusalem you come arcoss several gate like Morracco to enter the mount . This gate is you peep into the great markets and the touristy place Makes the city and its lifestyle of different cultures living here with...

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This gate is as a chapter opening into history . Walking around the old city of Jerusalem you come arcoss several gate like Morracco to enter the mount . This gate is you peep into the great markets and the touristy place Makes the city and its lifestyle of different cultures living here with age old traditions . Enthralling , memorable and takes you back to the chapters of bygone era .

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Love this entrance!
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on December 8, 2017

Grand entrance that leads to the Souk Khan el Zeit, the vegetable market, the Muslim Quarter and the Christian Quarter. Can be very busy, but that adds to the charm. The presence of the Israeli soldiers spoils the atmosphere, but otherwise, this also leads to an area outside the gate which is great for...

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Grand entrance that leads to the Souk Khan el Zeit, the vegetable market, the Muslim Quarter and the Christian Quarter. Can be very busy, but that adds to the charm. The presence of the Israeli soldiers spoils the atmosphere, but otherwise, this also leads to an area outside the gate which is great for finding bargains and seeing Palestinian fruits and veg in huge proportions to what you may usually be used to seeing - good for photo opportunities!

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