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Damascus (Shechem) Gate, Jerusalem

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
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. To visit Damascus (Shechem) Gate on your holiday in Jerusalem, and find out what else Jerusalem has to offer, use our Jerusalem travel itinerary planner.
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  • This is basically the main entrance that everyone comes through, so expect it to be busy, but you wouldn't want to come to Jerusalem and not go to this gate! It is so nice and you get a feel for what ...  read more »
  • Damascus Gate most beautiful gate of the old city, I recommend everyone to visit. Can't remember exactly, but in any day of the week there preparing delicious Arab âsstva! Yum! I recommend getting there at meal!
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  • This is the gate of the Muslim quarter. There are many Arabs, Arab restaurants. All safe. From here bus in Bethlehem, 20 minutes to the city. Us Jews frightened Arabs, but all this nonsense. Boldly go into the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Impressions are stunning.
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  • The gate the leads to the arab part of the old city. You can climb on top of the gates is you take the "rampant walk" (16NIS per person).
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  • Its was to see this place and people ate friendly:) we hope to come back again someday!
  • מקום יפה חבל שהוא קצת עוין....🔪😿
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