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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  • Interesting portion of the walls. You can visit from inside the square in front of the temple. From outside you can only photograph from afar
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  • I think you can make an appointment to go up to the gate, but otherwise, there is not much to see outside of quick pic. 
  • Consists as the entry more old walls that surround the old city, dates back to the SV. It is oriented to the East over the Cedron. According to the history it closed Soliman the magnificent in order avoid the prophecy Jewish, of that some day by this door would come triumphant the Messiah, to the other side is installed a cemetery Muslim. It is believed that Jesus rode triumphant for her, closed since the Turkish remodeling. It is known as the gate (beautiful) Speciosa. He had double opening called one of repentance and the other as the of mercy. In updated it remains closed.
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