Golden Gate (Bab el Rahmeh, Sha'ar Harahamim), Jerusalem

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The only sealed gate in the Old City, Golden Gate (Bab el Rahmeh, Sha'ar Harahamim) also stands as the oldest entrance to the ancient quarters. Archeological findings suggest that the present gate was built in the Byzantine era on the foundations of a much older gate, dating back as far as the 5th century BCE. Jews believe that the Messiah will come from Mt. Olive to the city through this gate. Legend has it that sultan Suleiman the Great sealed the gate to prevent this, and Ottomans built a cemetery in front of it for the same reason. Work out when and for how long to visit Golden Gate (Bab el Rahmeh, Sha'ar Harahamim) and other Jerusalem attractions using our handy Jerusalem trip itinerary maker site .
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  • It is the oldest entrance to the walls surrounding Jerusalem's Old City, dating back to the 5th century. It is also known Eastern Gate, Gate of Mercy or Eternal Life. Upholstered since medieval times and which, according to Jewish tradition, will open when the messiah comes. It is the only one that remains closed since in 1541 the Magnificent sent it to be sealed to prevent access to the Messiah, which according to tradition must enter through it the Day of Judgment. To make matters even more difficult, outside is the Muslim cemetery Bab al-Rhama. Christians say that Jesus came through this door, and the Jews say he will come through this door. This is why they put a cemetery in front of the door in a Muslim cemetery, as the High Priest is forbidden to go through a cemetery. Photos where this entrance Muslim cemetery, where is the door and the cemetery
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  • This is another of those must-do places in Jerusalem. The gate harks bark to the old testament. In Jewish tradition, it is through this gate (which has been closed since the 9th century) that the Mess...  more »
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  • really cool place! It dates back to a long time ago. It is only around 5 mins. away from lions gate and is worth seeing.
  • We traveled to our Holy Land, The State of Israel, on a journey of faith, visiting rather important sites. Jerusalem is simply incredible. The Golden Gate Door: from the church of Nations / Agony; the door Jesus entered on Palm Sunday Imagine how we felt standing there, finally making our dreams come true, to walk the steps of the life of our Lord, Jesus Christ!
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