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Ramparts Walk

Jaffa Gate | Old City, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-627-7550
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Jaffa Gate | Old City, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we went up part of the ramparts. Near the new gate which we found was the best way to get into the old city. The Romans once guarded those walls , the view from up there is great, you can walk quite a way on...More

Thank Ray T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view of the city from Jaffa Gate to Damascus Gate and from Jaffa Gate to Lion's Gate. Bring water if you're going during the warm season.

Thank Ethan R
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I took this walk late in the day and enjoyed the scenic views and historical setting. We even saw and IDF soldier with his girlfriend, a picnic basket and MP-4 enjoying the afternoon together on the ramparts. Not something I would see...More

Thank kcwebster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This historic wall til the Jaffa gate is something to cherish . No one can remain unmoved by the experience of taking a walk and getting into the chapters of history . The evening time the wall is lit up and hundreds of people with...More

Thank kamakshi2015
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Bring your walking shoes and walk the Ramparts in Jerusalem. It will give you a great overview of all of the neighborhoods and sections event he Armenia Quarter. There are two directions and requires back tracking to do it all.

Thank Charl W
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Did the southern ramparts walk. Starts from near the Tower of David Museum and ends just west of the Western Wall. The views are not amazing and if you where just walking the ramparts with no info it would be quite boring. Luckily I installed...More

1  Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 3 November 2017

A friend and I did the shorter of the two ramparts walk (from Jaffa Gate to the Dung Gate). The average time is estimated to take 30-45 minutes. It took us a bit longer because we stopped so often to take pictures and enjoy the...More

3  Thank Tricia N
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Not recommended. Haunted by bands of teenage gangs that harrass and threaten. People often accosted, robbed, or harrassed. You won't see all that much anyhow.

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We only did small part of the walk and was not impressed by the view. You can get a glimpse of the dome of the rock between the satellite dishes once in a while... the archaeological park and tower of David can offer similar view,...More

Thank kundanielj
Reviewed 23 October 2017

I did the Rampart walk up from just inside the Jaffa Gate. I am glad I did it but really would not recommend it as the view is better from the David Citadel.

Thank 704RichardW2014
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Derek S
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1 November 2015|
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Response from slc37918 | Reviewed this property |
YES - we used the ticket to go North one day and then South the NEXT day... just confirm with the ticket agent when you buy it how long it is good for but you may definitely do it on different days. It is tiring enough that... More