Damascus (Shechem) Gate, Jerusalem

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On a tour of Jerusalem’s Old City, stop by and admire Damascus (Shechem) Gate, one of the main entrances in the wall that envelops the old part of town. The current gate structure was built in 1537 under Suleiman the Magnificent and the Ottoman Empire, but its origins date back to the first century BCE, when the Romans had control of the area. Admire the vast stone walls and towers of the gate, or step inside the walls, where you’ll find the busy Arab marketplace. Work out when and for how long to visit Damascus (Shechem) Gate and other Jerusalem attractions using our handy Jerusalem online visit planner .
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  • The site where most invasions and facts happened in the History of this city, amazing trip in time as one passes through. Inside, old Jerusalem with its arab quarter, movemet, smells and sounds. Amazi...  more »
  • Damascus gate, is one of the central ways into/out of the OLD city It has it all! Food, shopping, and the occasional stabbing attack! I like too sit with a bottle of wine on the grass and watch the wh...  more »
  • Entrance to the Arab quarter, and its market. With great vigilance. One of the most beautiful gates of Jerusalem.
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  • Damascus gate is one of my favorite gifts to pass through to go into the old city .
  • The main gate take you direct inside the old city through the Arabic market road path toward all defferent quarters of the old city. a unique and amazing rich cultural place when the three big religions are meeting and coexisting together
  • It was an amazing experience to be able to travel to this place. It is very new to me (as I grew up in Asia).😁😊
  • One of the most notable gates of old Jerusalem. The major difference is, however, you can seat in nice steps facing towards the gate. Very pleasant at the evening time (specially, for tired you on walking the entire day at the old city).
  • damascus gate is gate to come in to muslim area in jerusalem, palestine. and all of israhell inhabited areas are the land of the Palestinian people and will never change ownership

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