Damascus Gate

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

Damascus Gate - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Damascus Gate

  • Damascus Gate Address: Old City, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Damascus Gate Timing: 24-hrs
  • Damascus Gate Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Damascus Gate(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Damascus Gate: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Damascus Gate

  • 49.8% of people who visit Jerusalem include Damascus Gate in their plan

  • 43.37% 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

83.33% 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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  • אחד השערים היפים והגדולים של העיר העתיקה של ירושלים. מתחת לשער נמצא אתר חפירה ארכיאולוגית בו נמצא העמוד העתיק המסמל את מרכז העיר וממנו מדדו מרחקים לכל ערי האימפריה הרומית. עמוד זה מופיע בפסיפס המפורסם של מפת מידבא, הכנסייה שנבנתה במאה החמישית לספירה ליד עמאן, עיר הבירה של ירדן. One of the largest and most beautiful gates of the Old City of Jerusalem. Below the gate there is an archaeological excavation site where the ancient pillar symbolizes the center of the city from which distances were measured to all the cities of the Roman Empire. This pillar appears in the famous mosaic of Madaba Map, which was found 150 years ago in a church that was built in the fifth century AD near Amman, the capital city of Jordan.

  • Despite the tension, this glorious entrance to the amazing multi-everything city is getting tempting. And the brave ones will step into a big wow market with widest range of foods, spices, clothes and so much more.

  • Friendly safe entrance to old city. Lots of restaurants and vendors in the area. Less convenient than Jaffa gate but good meeting point.

  • A remarkable structure. Quite Impressive when when considering how old it is and its role in History. You can start your exploration of the old city through here and come out at the western wall. There is a bus stop 2 mins away where you can catch the #1 to the Central bus station. If you exit through the Damascus Gate your best option will be the light rail

  • This is one of the most beautiful and impressive gates among the gates of the wall, which was built during the times of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent from the 16th century. It is located at the edge of the Arab bazaar and marketplace. In contrast to the Jaffa Gate, where stairs rise towards the gate, in the Damascus Gate, the stairs descend towards the gate.

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