Damascus Gate
Damascus Gate
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Built by Suleiman the Great in 1537, this is considered Jerusalem’s most grand and ornate gate. There are seven gates open: New Gate, Zion, Dung, Jaffa, Lions’ (St. Stephen's), Herod’s, and Damascus (Shechem).
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Binaa18
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
It is one of the most impressive gates still in use today.
Walking through this gate transports you to the Arabic world of Jerusalem.
All the gates are under police surveillance, and the entrance can be crowded and narrow due to the abundance of shops.
Written February 27, 2024
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia1,712 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
One of the original gates to the old city, located on the east side it leads into the Muslim quarter.

Fairly easy access to most parts of the old city once through the gate, very busy around the gate with lots of activity with shops, cafes etc.

Few times I past through gate seemed messy and dirty around that zone but gate itself is in good condition.

Worth looking at all the main gates leading into the old city.
Written June 25, 2023
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Cinta c
Rome, Italy5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
Wow beautiful wonderful place, feel like i’m in 500 yers ago, i just can say it’s amazing historical place in jerusalem
Written December 5, 2022
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Khalid B
Durban, South Africa242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Its a really imposing and castle like structure, but its only an entrace gate to the Aqsa compounf and old city. Stunning design and architecture
Written November 14, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,403 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Because it led to the road to the well-known ancient city, the Gate is called the Damascus Gate. These days, it leads to Nablus. The gate is a symbol of Palestinian recalcitrance. The gate is one of the few key openings to the Old City of Jerusalem. The Damascus Gate gives access to the Muslim Quarter and the souk, or Arab bazaar. By the way, do not buy something you don't want, there are no refunds.
Written November 10, 2022
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B T
London, UK1,216 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This is the prettiest gate of Jerusalem, but it is crowded with market-type stalls right inside the gate which make it hard to walk through as there are many people in the way
Written March 17, 2022
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Damascus Gate is one of the original eight gates leading into Jerusalem's walled Old City, now within the Muslim Quarter district. Also known as the Shechem Gate (or Nablus Gate), there is a flurry of activity from the foot traffic through the gate, as well as the merchants selling their wares. We accessed the Garden Tomb and Golgotha located nearby, outside the wall, through the Damascus Gate. The imposing Damascus Gate and wall surrounding Jerusalem's Old City are quite impressive from the exterior stairs, which lead up to the streets of Jerusalem.
Written November 19, 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,769 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
This is a beautiful gate which it's history traced back to the 16th century and beyond the gate is the market within the Old city of Jerusalem.
Written November 6, 2020
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Mathieu L
Montreal, Canada198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This is the best place to be in Jerusalem. There is shops all around The Way of the Cross ant you'll be amazed by this citadel
Written March 11, 2020
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Flore
Arad, Romania1,664 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Damascus Gate is located in the northwestern part of the city, and access is very easy, with public transportation. It is one of the busiest access roads in Cetate, so do not rush and forget to watch the tip of the gate where you will see the inscribed name of the city on time of the Roman Empire - Aelia Capitolina.
If you go on the main road between the Damascus Gate and the Zion Gate, you will find the Christian and Armenian quarters, on the right, and on the left, the Muslim quarter and then the Jewish quarter.
Written March 8, 2020
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