Jaffa Gate

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Jaffa Gate is a gate situated in the historic walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel. The gate dates back to the rebuild of the city walls in 1538. It was designed like a medieval gate tower and has an L shaped entryway which was formerly secured at each end by heavy doors. By the gate are two tombs thought to be of two engineers who built the wall. The gate is one of seven but is considered the main gateway to the Old City.

Getting there

The gate is situated at the Old City area of Jerusalem. The number 1 tram stops a short walk away at ‘City Hall’. The 3, 124, 125, 231 and 232 buses all stop close by.

Opening Times and Admission

You can use the gateway at any hour of any day for free.

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