Damascus Gate

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  • Address: Old City, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Architecture

About Damascus Gate, Jerusalem

The Demascus Gate was completed by 1537 under the Ottoman rule. Underneath this gate remains of an older gate dating back to the 2nd century were found.

Today the Damascus Church stands tall and proud of its history and architecture. You will find people drinking coffee, smoking and eating around the gate and many tourist head straight form this gate to the Wailing wall.

Highlights include:

  • Design of the gate which includes stairs that descend to the Gate (rather than ascend to it).

Damascus Gate Information

  • Carry bottled drinking water and wear sunscreen.

How To reach Damascus Gate by Public Transport

  • Bus: At Ha-Neviim Terminus / Alighting
  • Light Rail: At Shchem gate
  • Taxi
  • Rent a Bike 

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Things to Know Before Visiting Damascus Gate

  • 46.9% of people who visit Jerusalem include Damascus Gate in their plan

  • 42.86% of people start their Damascus Gate visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Damascus Gate

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

83.17% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Damascus Gate

People normally club together Thegarden Tomb and Western Wall while planning their visit to Damascus Gate.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Damascus Gate, Jerusalem Reviews

  • The Damascus Gate is one of the many gates that lead into the old city. From here you can travel to the Western Wall. The pathway is through the Arab shuk inside the old city. It is one of the more attractive gates into this historic area. My three star rating is based on the fact that this gate is often the scene of violence and the visitor needs to exercise caution.

  • Mega fun. Big demonstration. Good Israeli military services. Annoying Arab presence

  • Great view of Jerusalem from this location. Perfect for selfie and other pictures. Only negative was an old man offering camel rides because the camel was in poor health and obvious pain.

  • The best and the most beautiful and important place in Jerusalem . It was so nice of her and her family u it is still available please let us know when you get here so I don't know how to see if I hope to be there at one time but we have to see if you have many more to see if you have a talk and see everyone at and what is a good number to see if you have a talk and see where it is a

  • Entrance into old Jerusalem the most beautiful view of ancient times

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