Golden Gate (Bab el Rahmeh, Sha'ar Harahamim), Jerusalem
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The only sealed gate in the Old City, Golden Gate (Bab el Rahmeh, Sha'ar Harahamim) also stands as the oldest entrance to the ancient quarters. Archeological findings suggest that the present gate was built in the Byzantine era on the foundations of a much older gate, dating back as far as the 5th century BCE. Jews believe that the Messiah will come from Mt. Olive to the city through this gate. Legend has it that sultan Suleiman the Great sealed the gate to prevent this, and Ottomans built a cemetery in front of it for the same reason. Our Jerusalem vacation trip planner makes visiting Golden Gate (Bab el Rahmeh, Sha'ar Harahamim) and other Jerusalem attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A place enough stink attended, has no other interest than to be perfectly calm after the shops and the old town stands competing bad-taste in the trinkets that is supposed to be "religious" (awaiting the Messiah...)...
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  • The city gate that was completely enclosed the wzta gate where Jesus came for the last time. Visit.
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  • The only one of the 8 or 9 doors opening on the old city of Jerusalem, which is bricked up centuries. To leave the imagination on the past and the future.
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