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Also known as Gate of the Prophet David, Zion Gate is one of the seven open gates of the Old City.
Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Yes, this is just a gate, but when you look to the right and left, you can see the many-many indentions left by bullets. A sign that peace is appreciated. We felt safe entering this gate, but be forewarned that there is vehicular traffic.

Thank MaltaBound
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Zion Gate, along with Jaffa Gate, are safe to walk through if you are visibly Jewish. Other gates carry some risk and one must be very careful.

Thank wsarah2018
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We used this gate quite a bit to get to the street mall and to visit the Tower of David. It is Avery quiet gate outside of the Jewish quarter.

Thank IndySig
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

As we stood outside the Zion Gate (be careful there is vehicular traffic using this gate) witnessing all of the damage done in the past by firearms, I realized how much trouble this ancient city has seen. The pockmarked surfaces of the walls stones truly...More

Thank Takarehi
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Zion Gate is amazing. As a licensed tour guide I tour there all the time. The present Zion Gate was built by Suliman the Magnificent in 1538-40. The original Zion Gate from 2nd Temple times is just East of today's gate. In 1948, the infant...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 1 June 2018

There's an interesting feeling as you walk through the Zion Gate - as if you are walking through history. It's amazing to think what this gate has stood through, and what it still protects today.

Thank Kirsty C
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Located in the southern part of Jerusalem, this gate leads to the Jewish and Armenian quarters. Interesting to notice are the stones surrounding the gate which are still pockmarked by weapons fire.

Thank SmileyKay
Reviewed 26 May 2018

We had the opportunity to visit this place during a pilgrimage tour of Holy land. One can see numerous bullet holes, in the outside walls of the Zion gate which was a result of the Israeli assault in May 1948 during the independence war. Near...More

Thank Ramal C
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This gate is on the southern side. The entry is from a somewhat narrow walkway adjacent to the churches. It is ancient and historic- it is in a perpendicular shape- to make it more difficult to invade the city. There are turret observation posts to...More

Thank Buc_Haish
Reviewed 4 April 2018

The walled city of Jerusalem has several gates. This gate is historical as it was the site of an important battle during Israel's fight for independence in 1948. You can't help but see the hundreds of bullet holes in this gate and the surrounding wall.

Thank Sharon M
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