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Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil)

Jaffa Road, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-626-5333
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The main entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City faces the west toward the old port of Jaffa, and is located next to one of the city’s best-known sites, the Tower of David or Citadel. There are seven gates open: New Gate, Zion, Dung, Jaffa, Lions’ (St. Stephen's), Herod’s, and Damascus (Shechem).
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  • Average11%
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“mamilla mall” (18 reviews)
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Jaffa Road, Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-626-5333
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The gate is the Gate but the Museum and Citadel of David (so named not really associated with David) have a great museum that covers the history.

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 5 days ago

In our part visits we have used many different gates to enter the old city. We love Jaffa Gate. These always hustle and bustle there and a bread seller with fabulous sesame covered, elongated rolls. The smells, the visuals and the level of activity keep...More

Thank MissMem
Reviewed 6 days ago

I would recommend that tourist should use this gate if you are not with a tour guide. It is an easy walk from several hotels surrounding the old city. Once you go through the gate there is many places to shop as well as many...More

Thank B7747KRrichardm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Given the tremendous history and turmoil of the the city, the walls speak volumes. Note that walls are pierced with bullet holes. A good guide will be able to add a lot of color to your tour.

Thank rglaskin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Jaffe Gate is one of the main entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem and the primary one from the western side of the city. In itself, there is not much to see, a typical fortress gate with huge doors, it can by by-passed...More

Thank Sabba1007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

major entrance to the old city light show at nite high end shops entrance to the West Wall and the several places to hold Bar Mitzvah ceremony

Thank AJRRR72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm sure this information is not very helpful but the Jaffa Gate is a gate to the Old City of Jerusalem. It is probably the most popular gate as a tourist to enter the Old City as it is located at the far end of...More

Thank stuartled
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gate itself is not that interesting, and you should only plan a visit as part of a tour including close-by locations such as the David Tower Museum, walk inside the old city, tour of the walls or even visiting the over-priced Mamila shopping center...More

Thank ddmelch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent jumping off point for tours of the Old City, or walking the walls, or shopping in the Old City markets, or exploring the Tower of David Citadel.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place to see , very clean and wonderful for two days at a time , always go at night too to see it lit up - beautiful place.

Thank IanUpton
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