One of the six original gates built by order of Süleyman the Magnificent, Jaffa Gate is actually a dog-legged pedestrian tunnel passing...
Tower of David Museum
The Jaffa Gate area is dominated by the Crusader Citadel, which includes Herod’s Tower and the Tower of David minaret. It’s occupied by...
Citadel (Tower of David)
Commanding a prominent elevated location overlooking the Old City, the Citadel started life as the palace of Herod the Great. Also used...
Located in a courtyard next to the Hotel East New Imperial, this place is notable for its convenient location next to Jaffa Gate and for...
The vibe is modern at this popular place near Jaffa Gate, an antidote to the otherwise staid eating scene in the Old City. The burgers,...
Ramparts Walk information
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.