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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  • Damascus Gate is open in the North walls of the old city and allows access to the Muslim Quarter, characterized by a Souq frequented by the Palestinian population, coming to buy fruits and vegetables, traditional and modern clothing. etc. The ambiance is very authentic and I absolutely didn't complain of any hostility or insecurity (as I have read in other accounts).
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  • Some said that this was an unsafe zone. I personally didn't find it any different from other gates and quarters in Jerusalem when it comes to safety. No one bothered me when I was walking through the ...  more »
  • Think when you get when you go to the old town from the Jaffa Gate opening if the Damascus Gate. You may find it convenient to ride the tram line will bring you back to the Tel Aviv Central bus station leave from this gate. That said, in the Damascus Gate, gate 8 is the most beautiful.
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  • The main gate to enter the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem. Very pretty.
  • 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).
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