Info: Jaffa Gate

The Jaffa Gate entrance is an ancient fortification of the Old City of Jerusalem. It is the only open door on the western side and is also the place where the roads join Jaffa and Hebron. Right next door is the highest area of the Old City, the citadel known as the Tower of David, which houses a museum.

The Jaffa Gate, as well as the entire Old City, was conquered by Jordan in the war of 1948, then conquered by Israel in the Six-Day War in 1967.

The walls of the Old City of Jerusalem were built in the early s. XVI by the Turkish Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, the were actually 8 gates! Jaffa Gate: was used by Christian and Jewish pilgrims disembarking at the port of Jaffa, hence its name. As of now, it leads directly to the Jewish and Christian quarters, and the most popular parts of the market and the Museum of the Tower of David.

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