Jaffa Gate

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  • Address: Omar Ibn Katab, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Landmark, Family And Kids
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The Jaffa Gate is one of the 8 gates of the Old City of Jerusalem and is named after the Jaffa Port.

The gate is also called as the Bab al-Khalil or ‘Gate of a Friend’ referring to Abraham who was believed to be God’s beloved friend. The other route which passes through it leads to Hebron (where Abraham was buried).

Today the walls of the Gate spin the story of the Old City and add to its fascinating architecture, ruins and history.

Highlights include:

  • Mezuza attached to the wall which holds a scroll with a Jewish Prayer etched on it.
  • Stone architecture of the gate

Jaffa Gate Travel Tips

  • Carry bottled drinking water.

How to Reach Jaffa Gate

  • Bus: At Kishla / Armenian Patriarchate
  • Light Rail: At City Hall
  • Taxi
  • Rent a Bike
  • On foot

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  • Jaffa Gate Address: Omar Ibn Katab, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Jaffa Gate Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Jaffa Gate(preferred time): 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Jaffa Gate: 00:30 Mins
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  • 35.41% of people who visit Jerusalem include Jaffa Gate in their plan

  • 42.86% of people start their Jaffa Gate visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Jaffa Gate

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

59.3% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jaffa Gate

People normally club together Church Of The Holy Sepulchre and Christian Quarter while planning their visit to Jaffa Gate.

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

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