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A visit to the Old City wouldn't be complete without entering or existing the walls through this gate. A grand entrance on foot or by car. Just inside the gate are two small graves. I heard that the Ottoman sultan executed the architects who rebuilt...More
Just about anyone who is going from location #1 to location #2 will go through this ancient wall of the 500 year old Old City Wall. It is angular- to prevent invaders from entering- but now, you can come in the opposite directiona nd invade...More
It's only a gate but what an interesting one! Zion Gate is one of the eight gates in the Old Jerusalem Wall, near the southwestern tip. Leading from Mount Zion (hence its name) into Jerusalem's Armenian and Jewish neighbourhoods, locals call it "The Gate of...More
This gate leads from the Jewish Quarter to Mount Zion. The entire façade is pockmarked with bullet holes from the 1967 War. That alone makes it interesting. Tip: instead of walking back through the Jewish Quarter, go left and follow the walls. Then turn right...More
More significant because of the June 1967 6 Days War, than anything else. Your tour guide will explain all of the details but in short, this is where the Israeli's were fired upon by t he Jordanian & the Egyptian armies in 1967. Amazing there...More