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St. Stephen's Gate

Eastern entrance to Old City, Jerusalem, Israel
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Also known as Lions' Gate, St. Stephen's Gate is one of the seven open gates of Old City Jerusalem. They are New Gate, Zion, Dung, Jaffa, Lions’ (St. Stephen's), Herod’s, and Damascus (Shechem).
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“kidron valley” (4 reviews)
“via dolorosa” (8 reviews)
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Eastern entrance to Old City, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Unless you're some kind of gate fanatic, there's not much to see. There's lion decorations on the walls, but otherwise nondescript. Overrated

Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This gate is nice, but way far out there. It is definitely not worth the long walk to it unless you are arriving or departing from there.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Lion's Gate, also referred to as St. Stephen's Gate, is one of seven open entrances into the Old City and is located on the eastern side just north of the Temple Mount (Harem esh-Sharif). Built during the Middle Ages, the gate was originally associated with...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely entrance to the Old City and also the connecting entrance to the Cementary that leads to the "Golden Gate". This walking from one gate to the other through the cementary is a very lovely walk because you can see the Mount...More

Thank Dr.Sylvia
Reviewed 15 March 2017

St. Stephen's gate, also referred to as Lion's gate is located near the start of the Station's of the Cross. I have been in the Old City countless times and have seen the gate from the inside...make sure you do not make the same mistake,...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Also known as the Lion's gate, We walked from the Church of all Nations though the Kidron Valley and entered the old city from the Lion"s gate. One of the 7 open gates of Jerusalem. Leads to the Via Dolorosa

Thank Dimple19
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Known as the Lion's Gate. This gate was an easy one to access to enter the Holy City. We were dropped off in front of the Rockefeller Museum and walked over. There were no crowds. It was easy to enter here and start the walk...More

1  Thank VEE1225
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Leading from the east,from the Jericho Road,or the area of Gatsemanim to the Old City,Build by Suleiman the Magnificent(1539-1542) with a Lion on each side of the gate as emblems of the Sultan,on the left you have a police post,on your right facing the old...More

1  Thank airport2015
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I started my walk of the Via Dolorosa from this entrance. St. Stephen's Gate, also known as Lions' Gate, is believed to be the gate that Jesus passed through as he was sent from prison to his crucifixion. It is called St Stephen's Gate because...More

1  Thank Mary H
Reviewed 7 December 2015

This gate is the closest to the Temple Mount and thus very busy on Friday's, so should be avoided on that day between 10-2. The 500 year old gate is just across the valley from the Mt. of Olives and is a great way to...More

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