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Lion’s Gate – Old City

  • Lion's Gate, Old City, Jerusalem

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Walking tour of Old Jerusalem
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on January 25, 2020

This gate is so named because of the teadition that the first Christian martyr was stoned outside this gate. However an earlier tradition locate s the execution north of the city Lion's Gate is another name for it The start of the traditional Christian observance of the last walk of...

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This gate is so named because of the teadition that the first Christian martyr was stoned outside this gate. However an earlier tradition locate s the execution north of the city Lion's Gate is another name for it The start of the traditional Christian observance of the last walk of Jesus from prison to crucification, the Via Dolorosa begins here. The Gate is part of the city's extant walls, built by Ottoman Sultan Suleiman in 1538. The walls stretch 2.8 mi. and rise 16-49 ft. with a thickness of 9.8 ft. It was very impressive.

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Beginning of Via Dolorosa and gateway to the Mount of Olives
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on December 7, 2019

Besides its interesting architecture, this gate (a.k.a. called Lion's Gate) leads into the Old City to the Virgin Mary's birthplace and the first station of the cross on the Via Dolorosa. Walk in the opposite direction to reach Mary's tomb and the Garden of Gethsemane, the site of Jesus' agony, on the Mount...

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Besides its interesting architecture, this gate (a.k.a. called Lion's Gate) leads into the Old City to the Virgin Mary's birthplace and the first station of the cross on the Via Dolorosa. Walk in the opposite direction to reach Mary's tomb and the Garden of Gethsemane, the site of Jesus' agony, on the Mount of Olives. Awesome location and experience.

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An amazing part of history
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on December 6, 2019

Amazing to think that Jesus Christ walked through that gate and along the following streets. Water taps nearby for refills.