Ramparts Walk

activities / Hiking & trekking

Ramparts Walk information

Jerusalem , Israel
+972 2 627 7550
More information
adult/child 16/8NIS
Opening hours
9am-4pm Sat-Thu Oct-Mar, to 5pm Apr-Sep, 9am-2pm Fri
Something wrong?
Submit a correction

Truth be told, the idea of this 1km walk atop the ramparts is better than the reality. Views aren't all that impressive (they're better from the Citadel), and there's no shade, which makes it a real slog in high summer. Tickets are purchased from the ‘Jerusalem Tourist Information Center’ near Jaffa Gate. Because the ramparts in Temple Mount are off-limits, there are two stretches: from Jaffa Gate south to Dung Gate, and from Jaffa Gate north to St Stephen's (Lions) Gate.

Note that the southern stretch is open until 10pm in July and August, and that the stretch between Jaffa Gate and St Stephen's (Lions) Gate is closed on Friday. The section between Jaffa and Damascus Gates provides the best views.