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Address: Eastern entrance to Old City, Jerusalem, Israel

Also known as Lions' Gate, St. Stephen's Gate is one of the seven open...

Also known as Lions' Gate, St. Stephen's Gate is one of the seven open gates of Old City Jerusalem. They are New Gate, Zion, Dung, Jaffa, Lions’ (St. Stephen's), Herod’s, and Damascus (Shechem).

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Lion's Gate - see the lion carvings on the outer wall of the gate

Lion's Gate, also referred to as St. Stephen's Gate, is one of seven open entrances into the Old City and is located on the eastern side just north of the Temple Mount (Harem... read more

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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lion's Gate, also referred to as St. Stephen's Gate, is one of seven open entrances into the Old City and is located on the eastern side just north of the Temple Mount (Harem esh-Sharif). Built during the Middle Ages, the gate was originally associated with the tomb of the Virgin Mary located in the valley below. An interesting feature of... More 

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Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely entrance to the Old City and also the connecting entrance to the Cementary that leads to the "Golden Gate". This walking from one gate to the other through the cementary is a very lovely walk because you can see the Mount of Olives and all the other churches there on the other side of the Valley!... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

St. Stephen's gate, also referred to as Lion's gate is located near the start of the Station's of the Cross. I have been in the Old City countless times and have seen the gate from the inside...make sure you do not make the same mistake, take the extra few moments to walk out of the gate to get a full... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Also known as the Lion's gate, We walked from the Church of all Nations though the Kidron Valley and entered the old city from the Lion"s gate. One of the 7 open gates of Jerusalem. Leads to the Via Dolorosa

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Known as the Lion's Gate. This gate was an easy one to access to enter the Holy City. We were dropped off in front of the Rockefeller Museum and walked over. There were no crowds. It was easy to enter here and start the walk on the Via Dolorosa for the stations of the cross.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Leading from the east,from the Jericho Road,or the area of Gatsemanim to the Old City,Build by Suleiman the Magnificent(1539-1542) with a Lion on each side of the gate as emblems of the Sultan,on the left you have a police post,on your right facing the old city isBirket Sitti Mariam or,so Arabs call it Bab sitna Mariam,meaning St Mary Gate,the Christian... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

I started my walk of the Via Dolorosa from this entrance. St. Stephen's Gate, also known as Lions' Gate, is believed to be the gate that Jesus passed through as he was sent from prison to his crucifixion. It is called St Stephen's Gate because it is believed that the first Christian martyr Stephen was stoned to death outside the... More 

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Reviewed 7 December 2015

This gate is the closest to the Temple Mount and thus very busy on Friday's, so should be avoided on that day between 10-2. The 500 year old gate is just across the valley from the Mt. of Olives and is a great way to access the Via Dolorosa and St. Anne's Church.

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 September 2015

Many tourists confuse the Lions (or St. Stephen's) Gate with the Zion Gate. Note the animal carvings (lions? tigers? leopards?) flanking the side of the gate. That means you are viewing the Lions Gate. This gate faces the Mount of Olives and the Kidron Valley, and leads into the Muslim Quarter. It was made infamous when Israeli paratroopers stormed it... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

I visit St. Stephen's gate on each of my trips to Jerusalem. However, I always think of it as the Lions' Gate when I reach it's entrance and gaze up at the carved lions on the wall on either side. For some reason it has always been a sunny day for each of my visits. Getting there is easy via... More 

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