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St. Stephen's Gate, Jerusalem

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  • Also known as the Lion's gate, We walked from the Church of all Nations though the Kidron Valley and entered the old city from the Lion"s gate. One of the 7 open gates of Jerusalem. Leads to the Via D...  more »
  • According to legend, Suleiman the magnificent received a dream the order to build a new fortification around the city, otherwise it would have been eaten by ferocious animals (are seen carved on the door not lions but two Tigers). We walk along Souq Khan as Zeit st and after a few minutes we arrive to this port a splendid example of Ottoman architecture, impressive, vibrant and busy: we meet a bustle of people, vendors of breads and vegetables, military and tourists Suggest a park food tasting experience with excellent falafel and Pomegranate juice. Visited: 11 November 2016
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  • Lions Gate was built in the 16th century by the order of Sultan Suleiman the magnificent of the Ottoman Empire and were the only ones in the fortress wall on the eastern side. Got its name from bas-reliefs of two pairs of lions carved in stone on the front of each side of the gate. According to one version the gates with reliefs appeared after sleeping Suleiman. It said that, if he did not build a wall around the city, then one day a couple of Lions attack on him and the inhabitants of the city. Away from the Lions ' gate and street starts, which will lead us to the Via Dolorosa, the street the last path of Jesus.
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