Background: The walls around the Old City of Jerusalem were built by Suleiman the Magnificent in 1542. Most of the gates within these walls were designed by Siran, an Ottoman-Turkish architect.
The Golden Gate is currently sealed. According to a Muslim tradition, one that was later adopted by the Jews, the Messiah will someday come through this gate to Jerusalem and will bring with him salvation. According to Christian tradition, Jesus entered Jerusalem through this gate, now commemorated by the celebration of Palm Sunday.
There is no way to get anywhere near the Golden Gate from the outside, and the inside section is within the Temple Mount premises. When I tried to get to the Golden Gate by entering the Temple Mount area through the El-Ghazali Square and the seemingly deserted Temple Mount exit, armed guards promptly escorted me out!
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