Pinsteps. Zion Gate, Jerusalem

Zion Gate is one of eight gates in the city walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. The gate is also named Bab an-Nabi Dawud "The Prophet David Gate" after the near tomb of the great king. The name Zion Gate comes from the mount Zion on which the gate stands. The plenty of bullets traces on the gate can be seen. These signs refer to the battle for freedom of the Jewish quarter after May 13, 1948, as the British Army withdrew from Jerusalem, and major from the Suffolk Regiment transferred the key for the Zion Gate to Jewish commander Mordechai Weingarten.

Photo By Berthold Werner - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14549443


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Jerusalem behind the city walls

This trip is the full-day walking tour to Jerusalem for those who have already been in the city more than one time. We will start the day with two amazing museums that discover the real streets of Jerusalem from the time of King David and King Herod the Great. The city of King David impresses with its antiquity and authenticity. The Jerusalem archaeological park - Davidson Center shows the buildings of the vicinity of the Second Jerusalem Temple, its streets, and even shops of artisans. We will visit the Wailing Wall. We will walk along the southern walls of the old city to the Sultan's Pool and climb a little up the slope to the old windmill in the first suburb built behind the city walls. From the quarter of Moses Montefiori, we will approach the legendary King David Hotel and stop for a rest in Independence Park. At the end of the day, we will take a leisurely walk and eat at the most colorful, tasty, and famous city market - Mahane Yehuda.

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