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.
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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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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