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Damascus Gate

Ha-Zanhanim Street, Jerusalem Israel
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    Samuel Saidel-Goley
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    5 Aug 01, 2014

    My favorite of the Old City gate, the Damascus Gate leads from the Muslim Quarter to East Jerusalem and is usually overrun with Arab merchants.

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    Jaak Treiman
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    5 Aug 01, 2014

    The current form of this gate dates from 1537. One of the principal entrances into Old Jerusalem, it leads directly into the Arab quarters and a bustling market environment.

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    Lauren Baker
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    5 Aug 01, 2014

    This is my favorite section of the old city. The market just inside the gate is one of the best, and the restaurant across the street has the best shwarma in the city.

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    Nicolas Fulton
    5 Oct 18, 2012

    Most impressive entrance to the old city. It makes you feel like you're walking 2000 years back in time to the era of ancient kings and prophets. Take a walk down the stairs and around through the gate into the marketplace- a must see!

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    5 Oct 08, 2012

    Without a doubt the most atmospheric entrance to the north western side of the Old City, facing East Jerusalem. The approach throngs with Arab merchants selling anything from fruit and vegetables to shoes and ashtrays. Through the gate leads on to a lively market street and onwards (at a fork in the street, take the one to the left) to the Via Dolorosa. Particularly lively as Muslims emerge from Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa and as Jews make their way to the Western Wall at sunset on Fridays. Understandably, it can occasionally be a flashpoint for trouble too, hence the very visible police and military patrols.

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    Denny Setiady
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    5 Nov 17, 2013

    Wow!

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    4 Aug 22, 2013
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    Kleyr Zenun
    5 Oct 23, 2012

    The oldest and most beautiful gate around the world.

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    Tzvi Shishler
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Another entrance used to the Old City. Nothing too spectacular

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    5 Aug 12, 2011
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    Maan @Travel Binge
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    5 Jan 22, 2012
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    5 Jan 14, 2013
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    4 May 07, 2012
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    Bettina Arknaes
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    4 Nov 22, 2013
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Description

The Damascus Gate, in the eastern part of Jerusalem, is the entrance to the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem. This historic gate has existed since the time of the Romans, and is a must visit if you appreciate history. The area is also host to a vibrant market that carries any number of goods, such as food, clothing and shoes. This is a great location to find a bargain to bring back from a trip to Israel, as the merchants are all too willing to make a great deal with you.

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4.5 out of 5
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