For centuries soldiers walking along the walls’ ramparts, patrolling between the gates and guard towers.
However, in recent years, the path has been renovated and turned into a promenade offering a unique view of Jerusalem inside and outside the walls, including the City of David.
Plaques set up along the walks makes identification of landmarks and sites easy with explanations in Hebrew, English and Arabic.
Ramparts Walk is reasonably priced and makes a nice addition any exploration of the Old City.
The walk is divided into two parts, totally just under two miles long, each side taking about an hour and a half to complete.
There are several places along the way where you can descend but re-entry is only possible at the starts of both walks.
Both are included in the admission ticket and both have their differences.
The north side walk covers a lot of area so comfortable shoes should be worn since the rock wall-tops are uneven and can be difficult to walk on for some.
There is also a direct exit from the northern Ramparts Walk to the Roman Plaza and Zedekiah’s Cave.