Damascus Gate, Jerusalem

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On a tour of Jerusalem’s Old City, stop by and admire Damascus Gate, one of the main entrances in the wall that envelops the old part of town. The current gate structure was built in 1537 under Suleiman the Magnificent and the Ottoman Empire, but its origins date back to the first century BCE, when the Romans had control of the area. Admire the vast stone walls and towers of the gate, or step inside the walls, where you’ll find the busy Arab marketplace. Work out when and for how long to visit Damascus Gate and other Jerusalem attractions using our handy Jerusalem online visit planner .
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  • One of the many entrances to the old city built during the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent. Built in 1537, was the main connecting route to Damascus, Syria - hence the name. Of the seven gates still...  more »
  • Of Muslim quarter inside and outside this beautiful gate.Some reference to Roman plaza excavations are going on on the right side as one exits the gate.A young boy was blowing the shofar outside since...  more »
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  • One of the main entrance to old city of Jerusalem. You can get down to Damascus gate station and within two minutes you can arrive that place. At this place you can feel the ambience of old city of Jerusalem.
  • What an amazing historical place!!! I recommend you to grab a cup of coffee and sit on the stairs to better adjust the beauty of this place ;)
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