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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  • Take a walk past all the gates of Jerusalem. A wonderful way to experience the walled city from the outside. Bring water, no shopping, no food unless you go inside a gate to one of the living quarters...  more »
  • This gate has particular meaning for Christians as a gate through which Jesus Christ will return. Jews expect the Messiah to come through the Golden Gate. The gate is arguably the most magnificent in ...  more »