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inisrael: Jerusalem: Virtual Tour: Walls & Gates    
The Walls and the Gates of Jerusaelm  
The Old City Walls at Night

Encompass the Old City of Jerusalem, the grand Walls, built by the Ottoman ruler, Sultan Suliman the Magnificent in 1536, have eight marvelous gates, seven of which provide entrance to the city.

The Old City Walls: 360° image
Jaffa Gate and the New Gate are at the western side of the Walls, by which normally enter those who come from the New City. Damascus Gate and Herod's Gate are at the north, the Lions' Gate and the sealed Golden Gate are at the eastern side, and the Dung Gate and Zion Gate are at the south.

Jaffa Gate
Jaffa Gate, located at the end of Jaffa St., is the main access to the Old City from West Jerusalem (the New City). From here you can reach the Citadel and the Tower of David Museum, situated just inside the gate on the right, as well as the market alleys starting from David St. This gate was given its name because here was the start of the old main road to Jaffa port at the Mediterranean.

Damascus Gate - Virtual tour
Damascus Gate, located at the north side of the Walls, is the main access to the Old City from East Jerusalem and the most beautiful of all gates. Outside the gate, called in Hebrew "Sha'ar Shchem" ("Nablus Gate"), is a colorful Arab marketplace, while underneath lie the excavations of an old Roman gate from the 1st century BC, used to be the main entrance to the city.

The Ramparts Walk
The Ramparts Walk: Walking on the top of the Walls is an extremely enjoyable experience and a great opportunity to observe the picturesque views of both the Old City with its alleys and shrines, and the New City spreading on the surrounding mountains outside the Walls. You can get up to the Walls at Jaffa Gate or Damascus Gate, then head on north or south and get down at any of the gates.

The Ramparts Walk is open Sunday to Thursday and Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Friday and Holiday eves 9:00am to 2:00pm. Tickets coast 14 NIS for an adult, 7 NIS for a child.
Information: 972-2-6277550.
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