Damascus Gate

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TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 386 traveler reviews
An historic and grandiose gateway
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 5 days ago

This major entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem is busy all day long. Unfortunately of recent times, it has become a location where the local population has taken to terrorize and attack both civilians and visitors with knives and other weapons. One of the sadder locations in our beautiful city.

Gates to the Main Temple - all amazing
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on July 10, 2017

Each of the gates of the Main Temple in Jerusalem are unqiue and worth seeing. They present facets of the old temple that are special and passing through you takes you to interesting sections of the old city. I really felt a sense of the past when transiting the Damascus Gate.

Entrance to Arab Market
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on July 5, 2017

Right through the very pretty Damascus gate you can see the Arab market, a noisy and hectic place where you can bargain for anything from silk scarves to spices. It is a very interesting part of the old city. Also the Jerusalem light rail station is located just outside the gate.

Super busy Damascus Gate
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on June 25, 2017

An interesting point in the Old City, but I found it rather hectic & intimidating, due to the bustling jam-packed crowds & sheer volume of armed police/soldiers/guards in the area, owing to it being near the end of Ramadan.

Great people watching.
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on June 19, 2017

Great for people watching. We learned the hard way: DO NOT try to exit when it's a Friday in Ramadan: swimming against the tide big time!