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Damascus (Shechem) Gate

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Address: 17 Sultan Suleiman, Jerusalem 9760500, Israel
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+972 2-625-4403
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Built by Suleiman the Great in 1537, this is considered Jerusalem’s most...

Built by Suleiman the Great in 1537, this is considered Jerusalem’s most grand and ornate gate. There are seven gates open: New Gate, Zion, Dung, Jaffa, Lions’ (St. Stephen's), Herod’s, and Damascus (Shechem).

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Damascus Gate

It was very interesting to see this gate and the pass through it while thinking of the time Christ made his journey down it when he bore the cross for us.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Roswell, New Mexico
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Deltona
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is nice to see,just so you can say you've done it. Some of the guys in the shops here seem very shady. We were about to buy some items and the guy kept trying to switch the price. Other areas seemed a bit tense.

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Roswell, New Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very interesting to see this gate and the pass through it while thinking of the time Christ made his journey down it when he bore the cross for us.

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wandering through the streets of Old Jerusalem is always fascinating. There are people from every nation and culture walking through the shop lined narrow streets. The sounds and smells evoke powerful feelings of being in the centre of a cultural mixing bowl as Jews, Palestinians, Christians and general tourists meet in this ancient crossroad of belief

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Thank Caerphillyshepherd
Grand Manan, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the busiest of the presently open gates to the old City. It leads to the muslim quarter, which is chaotic, noisy, and busy, but generally safe, as long as you hold tight to your purse.

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Damascus Gate is a busy and attractive northern entrance into the Muslim section of the Old City. It is the most monumental of the seven city gates and an attractive place to visit and view. Note that it is best to visit with caution as there have been a a spat of incidents at this location in recent months. This... More 

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Carmarthen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Damascus Gate is the most spectacular gate to the old City and well worth ensuring that at some stage you pass through it. The scale is much grander than the others and the economic activity and people flow much greater.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to visit on a Saturday when most other activity is not available because of the Sabbath. Very colorful and plenty of interesting shops.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is very dangerous for non Muslims, I can only confirm what other visitors have said. I went there to visit the Garden Tomb. I traveled from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. I received clear indication on how to reach the place. It is very easy to reach the Garden Tomb on foot from bus stop Sar Suleyman ( prince... More 

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Thank Isabelle E
Amman Governorate, Jordan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found a dodgy car park as we drove ourselves to the old city from Bethlehem. That led us to Damascus Gate which was a great entry point to the old city. As soon as we entered the Muslim Quarter a real sense of history and excitement came over us.

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Thank R0hanL
Hillsboro, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

It's pretty awesome to try to enter all the gates this one felt a lot more gothic to me than the others

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