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Damascus Gate

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Grand entry
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on March 17, 2019

This is a grand gate that leads into the Muslim Quarter. It is by far the biggest gate of the ones we entered through. I believe this one was built by Suleyman the Magnificent.

The most easy way to visit all the sights
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on March 16, 2019

Sheruts (shared minivans) from Tel Aviv will leave you there, at Damascus Gate. The gate is the most well preserved of all the gates of the Old City of Jerusalem (only 7 are open now) with a great architecture. I learned a lot about its history from Emperor Hadrian's time to Suleiman the Magnificent...

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Sheruts (shared minivans) from Tel Aviv will leave you there, at Damascus Gate. The gate is the most well preserved of all the gates of the Old City of Jerusalem (only 7 are open now) with a great architecture. I learned a lot about its history from Emperor Hadrian's time to Suleiman the Magnificent until nowdays, but I didn't take enough information about its role in the Gospels and its history in the era of Jesus. The gate nowdays is the most convinient way to get inside the city. Just a little before the entrance you'll find a lot of local restaurants and cafes (chhoose that from 1952) and a few minutes after you get in it's the most reasonable exchange office with the best rate in Jerusalem.

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Not a Safe Area at All Times
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on February 14, 2019

If one is Jewish this is not a safe gate to hang around. It's far safer to walk in through Shar Yaffo and turn right, or through Zion Gate. Stay safe!