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- 98%Local Culture
- 92%History Buffs
- 75%Art & Design Lovers
- 75%Spiritual Seekers
- 65%Adventure Travelers
- 59%Family Travelers
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- Damascus GateMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Aug 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.Recommended for:
- Damascus GateMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Aug 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.Recommended for:
- Damascus GateOct 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!Recommended for:
- Damascus GateMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury TravelersHistory BuffsFirst to ReviewOct 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.