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Address: Jerusalem, Israel
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Also known as Gate of the Prophet David, Zion Gate is one of the seven open...

Also known as Gate of the Prophet David, Zion Gate is one of the seven open gates of the Old City.

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An opening (gate) in walls of Old Jerusalem

Zion Gate was built in 1540 by the Ottomans. It was one of eight gates built into the walls of Old Jerusalem. Not certain if a leper colony was located here at Jesus' time, but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 February 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Zion Gate, built in 1540, whilst walking the sights of Mt Zion & the Old City. The Gate is impressive with the visible marks in the walls from shelling during the 1967 6-day war. Outside the ancient gate is the Dormition Abbey, David's Tomb and the "Room of the Last Supper" whilst walking through the "dog-legged" gate... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Built in 1540 by Suleyman, this is the entrance into the Armenian Quarter of the Old City. The exterior of the gate facing Mt Zion is riddled with bullet holes from the fighting here in 1948. Watch out for cars. This is a vehicular throughfare

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Zion Gate was built in 1540 by the Ottomans. It was one of eight gates built into the walls of Old Jerusalem. Not certain if a leper colony was located here at Jesus' time, but there was one here in the 1850's. You can easily identify bullet holes on its facade. This occurred during the 1948 War of Independence. Most... More 

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Iasi, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

When you want to exit from Old City to King David Tomb, this gate is the best solution. Be aware that here you can be hit by the cars who want to exit from Old City.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This historic gate connects Mount Zion with the Armenian Quarter. It is narrow and connects the streets at an angle but serves both pedestrians and motor vehicles. The cars have to make an oddly sharp angle there. Its facade is peppered with bullet holes from 1948 war of independence.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

During the 1948 Arab/Israeli war this gate took a bit of a beating and you can still see evidence of this. This gate is usually a quieter entrance point to the Old City. 1 of 8 gates to the Old City.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The Zion Gate is one of 8 gates into Old Jerusalem, from the South. In the Independence War 1948 heavy fights took place here and one still can see bullet holes.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Zion Gate is not crowded and you can easily enter the old city of Jerusalem. You can go to the West Wall and be at the Jewish part of the old city.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

This ight not being the most beautiful gate from the Old City, but certainly is safe and not crowded, so make it a good spot if you want to visit the Western Wall easily.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

one of the best ways to visit the city. This entrace leads to so much life and vibrancy. The photo opportunities are numerous

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