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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  • One of the major gates and entrance to the various districts. Here there is everything: clothes, food, money exchange and other transactions. outside, you can sit and watch. Inside as little possible. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • Doorway in walls of Suleiman the magnificent in the 16th century, from there it penetrates being a leader in the Arab part and reach to the wailing wall by intersecting the via Dolorosa with all points of the passion of Jesus. Note on the left down another port from Roman times.
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  • She was originally the main gate to enter Jerusalem. It was expanded during the reign of the Adrien emperor who had erected a column, which has now disappeared.
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  • 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).
  • Second-century great Roman architectural strong hold
  • i've been at Jaruselam for 2 days. it was a great experience, been in a holy place where many prophets were walked once. Also to see and witness the israeli occupetion! every muslim must visit jaruselam.
  • Quite well maintained and clean place. One of the entrances to narrow streets to the old city. Heavily fortified though, best is to go without any luggage to be able to navigate narrow streets and avoid hassle at security scanners close to temple mount and the wall.
  • It is an above average gate, but at the end of the day it is still just a gate. Good for taking photos but the experience is over in under 5 minutes.

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