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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  • Golden Gate through which Jesus Christ will come again, although that was cemented by the Arabs. Personally I'm looking forward to.
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  • Not so sure why they had to close it . After all , the event that will take place at this place , men have no control over it . It will come to pass . 
  • Damascus gate was nicer. There are many gates to the old city, I recommend seeing all from inside and out..