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Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil)

Jaffa Road, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-626-5333
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The main entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City faces the west toward the old port of Jaffa, and is located next to one of the city’s best-known sites, the Tower of David or Citadel. There are seven gates open: New Gate, Zion, Dung, Jaffa, Lions’ (St. Stephen's), Herod’s, and Damascus (Shechem).
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Jaffa Road, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-626-5333
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this to be the most inviting entry into the Old City. It was open and you could find anything in the Old City from the Jaffa gate.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used this gate several times during our visit, since our hotel was close to this gate. The magnitude of these gates is a must to see!

Thank couponssaves
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jaffa Gate is one of the few entrances to the Old City. This is the gate that is most centrally located which is off of the Mammilla Mall. On our last trip, we had the opportunity to watch a special light show on the walls...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gate is the Gate but the Museum and Citadel of David (so named not really associated with David) have a great museum that covers the history.

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In our part visits we have used many different gates to enter the old city. We love Jaffa Gate. These always hustle and bustle there and a bread seller with fabulous sesame covered, elongated rolls. The smells, the visuals and the level of activity keep...More

Thank MissMem
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I would recommend that tourist should use this gate if you are not with a tour guide. It is an easy walk from several hotels surrounding the old city. Once you go through the gate there is many places to shop as well as many...More

Thank B7747KRrichardm
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Given the tremendous history and turmoil of the the city, the walls speak volumes. Note that walls are pierced with bullet holes. A good guide will be able to add a lot of color to your tour.

Thank rglaskin
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Jaffe Gate is one of the main entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem and the primary one from the western side of the city. In itself, there is not much to see, a typical fortress gate with huge doors, it can by by-passed...More

Thank Sabba1007
Reviewed 10 July 2017

major entrance to the old city light show at nite high end shops entrance to the West Wall and the several places to hold Bar Mitzvah ceremony

Thank AJRRR72
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

I'm sure this information is not very helpful but the Jaffa Gate is a gate to the Old City of Jerusalem. It is probably the most popular gate as a tourist to enter the Old City as it is located at the far end of...More

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