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The main entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City faces the west toward the old port of Jaffa, and is located next to one of the city’s best-known sites, the Tower of David or Citadel. There are seven gates open: New Gate, Zion, Dung, Jaffa, Lions’ (St...more
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This imposing city gate to Jerusalem, one of several, is part of the Turkish walls surrounding the Old City, and it is worth a visit. There is a large square upon entering the city with shops and restaurants. The massive walls are amazing.
I used Jaffa gate all the time because it was the most charming and vibrant gate of the old town. Once inside the gate, the cobbled alleys and stairs lead into a maze of churches, shops, restaurants etc.... It was the easiest way to get...More