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Lion’s Gate – Old City

  • Lion's Gate, Old City, Jerusalem

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TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 55 traveler reviews
Route to 1400 year old Muslim Cemetery
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on March 17, 2019

This is the gate to exit east of the Al Aqsa haram sharif. It leads to the entry of a historic cemetery with two sahaba buried in it. The gate has a number of names, can be confusing.

Via Dolorosa access
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on January 20, 2019

Sure, you can access Via Dolorosa using any of the seven gates that lead into the Old City, but St. Stephen's Gate (also known as Lions Gate) is the easiest/closest.

Also known as Lions gate , entrance to the old city and Vis Dolorosa
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on January 16, 2019

This is the entrance to the old city from east . Is called the Lions gate because Lions are carved on both sides of the gate . Was built in 1538 as part of the walls surrounding the old city . In 1967 the Israeli paratroopers that freed the old city entered through this...

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This is the entrance to the old city from east . Is called the Lions gate because Lions are carved on both sides of the gate . Was built in 1538 as part of the walls surrounding the old city . In 1967 the Israeli paratroopers that freed the old city entered through this gate . Entering this gate you begin the 13 stations famous Via Dolorosa, the way Jesus walked with the cross ending at the church of the holy sepulcher, where he is believed to be buried.

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