Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem

4.5
With a gracefully pointed lintel and high precision-cut stone blocks, Jaffa Gate welcomes visitors from two directions--the only one of Jerusalem's eight gates to do so. Located on the western wall of the Old City, it resembles a tower projecting from fortified walls. Climb the wall of the gate to get a sweeping view of the bustling city, and explore side doors and corridors for a better understanding of the military significance of the structure. Inaugurated in 1538 by Suleiman the Magnificent, the gate guards the road to Jaffa; the square just beyond it has entrances to the Muslim, Christian, and Armenian quarters. Jaffa Gate is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Jerusalem Edition.
Create an itinerary including Jaffa Gate
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Jaffa Gate Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
941 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • It all starts and ends at Jaffa's door. It is the best connected to the hotel area, the tram arrives, the groups leave and there is parking. She's pretty and her L-shape is funny
    View original
  • The main entrance into the Old City. This is where it all begins. The best place to go in. The fun and excitement starts here. Also King Davis tomb is right here.  more »
Google
  • Awesome place and you get that amazing reality check that you are in ancient Israeli Jerusalem. Thank goodness it's in Israeli control or we would of lost it all years ago. Best way in to the old city and very neat to the Jewish quarter which is the best and most hassle free place in all of the Old City.
  • An important landmark in old city of Jerusalem. Near David tower and the tram line. Close to Zion square as well. This is a good point to start your visit , as u can find a tourist info bus near the gate
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Jerusalem

View all >
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 4​h

Historic Sites in Jerusalem

View all >
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 30​min
4.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 4​h

Side trips from Jerusalem

4.8
Duration: 4​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 3​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Jerusalem

4.6
Duration: 4​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 30​min

Museums in Jerusalem

View all >
4.5
Duration: 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 2​h
3.9
Duration: 2​h

Nearby attractions in Jerusalem

4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 6​h
5.0
Duration: 8​h