Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem

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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 Edition.
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  • A slice of history going back about 500 years. The Jaffa Gate leads into the Jewish and Christian Quarters and is near the Tower of David. Great for getting into the old city for the shopping or...  more »
  • Close to the armenian quarter, easy, less hectic entrance to the old city. And close to the western city.  more »
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  • 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

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