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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...more
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Jaffa Road, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great start to entering Old City Jerusalem. From this point, you can easily make your way to the Muslim quarters or the Christian quarters. Get shops, lots to see and choose from. Loved it!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Walk through the gate and you walk into a different world than what you are used to. It is absolutely amazing! You walk into a world of shops...great shopping!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jacque D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The main entrance to the old city with Tower of David Museum to the right. All the tours start and end ( in general) at this gate, plenty of restaurant and info center here.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rentalguy80
Reviewed 1 week ago

The most concentrated point of the old city. Three quarters meet here, the main Gait, the most symbolic towers, people of all religions from all over the world entering and leaving the Old City of Jerusalem permanently.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dr_Mark_Belokopytov
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good, easy meeting location near the Mamilla Mall and by a helpful Tourist information Center.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the doorways to old city of east Jerusalem. Stunning gate with inscriptions on it ! Along with Damascus gate, Jaffa are the best in my opinion. Must see !

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank urkmezmert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Jaffa Gate I would say is the best and the safest of them all. I believe it is more like the main entrance. There are taxis there, several shops, ATM’s, and some restaurants. It also is the best lighted at night and more security...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank S L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To me this is a segue from one area to another in Jerusalem - from the modern to the older section; from the predominantly Jewish area to a mixed area of Arabs, Armenians, Christians, Jews and tourists of all stripes. Often there is some music...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank choosy2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You go through the gate on the way to the mall, to dinner or lunch, to buy a candy bar...but do you really realize the gate and all that it offers in history is what you are walking through..

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank travelbugD_13
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of seven entrances to the old city, and the one we used a few times since it was the one that was walking distance from our hotel. It is 600 years old and has stood the test of time. It was built...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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