We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Damascus (Shechem) Gate

17 Sultan Suleiman, Jerusalem 9760500, Israel
+972 2-625-4403
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Tour: Western Wall Tunnel and Old City Wall Promenade in Jerusalem with...
More Info
and up
Private Tour: Western Wall Tunnel and Old City Wall Promenade in Jerusalem
More Info
and up
Jerusalem Private Guide Half Day Tour
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“old city” (76 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
17 Sultan Suleiman, Jerusalem 9760500, Israel
+972 2-625-4403
Write a Review
Reviews (367)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 367 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is nice to see,just so you can say you've done it. Some of the guys in the shops here seem very shady. We were about to buy some items and the guy kept trying to switch the price. Other areas seemed a bit tense.

Thank Calvin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very interesting to see this gate and the pass through it while thinking of the time Christ made his journey down it when he bore the cross for us.

Thank japerry1013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wandering through the streets of Old Jerusalem is always fascinating. There are people from every nation and culture walking through the shop lined narrow streets. The sounds and smells evoke powerful feelings of being in the centre of a cultural mixing bowl as Jews, Palestinians,...More

Thank Caerphillyshepherd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the busiest of the presently open gates to the old City. It leads to the muslim quarter, which is chaotic, noisy, and busy, but generally safe, as long as you hold tight to your purse.

Thank lcbs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Damascus Gate is a busy and attractive northern entrance into the Muslim section of the Old City. It is the most monumental of the seven city gates and an attractive place to visit and view. Note that it is best to visit with caution as...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Damascus Gate is the most spectacular gate to the old City and well worth ensuring that at some stage you pass through it. The scale is much grander than the others and the economic activity and people flow much greater.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to visit on a Saturday when most other activity is not available because of the Sabbath. Very colorful and plenty of interesting shops.

Thank Mermaid322
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is very dangerous for non Muslims, I can only confirm what other visitors have said. I went there to visit the Garden Tomb. I traveled from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. I received clear indication on how to reach the place. It is very...More

Thank Isabelle E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We found a dodgy car park as we drove ourselves to the old city from Bethlehem. That led us to Damascus Gate which was a great entry point to the old city. As soon as we entered the Muslim Quarter a real sense of history...More

Thank R0hanL
Reviewed 20 April 2017

It's pretty awesome to try to enter all the gates this one felt a lot more gothic to me than the others

Thank EvaLady
Nearby Restaurants
Tala Hummus and Falafel
262 reviews
.57 km away
Agas Ve Tapuah
176 reviews
.58 km away
Amigo Emil
354 reviews
.32 km away
Notre Dame Rooftop Wine & Cheese
369 reviews
.44 km away
Nearby Attractions
Made in Israel Tours
11 reviews
.42 km away
Garden Tomb
1,550 reviews
.21 km away
Church of Saint Anne
516 reviews
.30 km away
Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross)
964 reviews
.37 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Damascus (Shechem) Gate staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines