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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.
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  • Average25%
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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
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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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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I can't say the Gate is impressive. But you do have to get through it so as to visit those attractions situated on Mount Zion if you are inside the old city.

Thank Karmaexplorer
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This is my favorite gate that you are able to walk through. The Jerusalem stone has been walked on to the point it appears as marble. (Be careful...don’t slip). Having the Heavenly Father’s name documented right at the gate, incredible! What a joy to be...More

Thank Rachael S
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

A number of armed Jewish groups fought in Israel's War of Independence (1947-49). Most prominent among them was the Haganah, which was a militia to which almost every Jewish adult in Eretz Yisrael belonged. The Zion Gate was the site of a ferocious battle between...More

Thank Jeffry B
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