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Zion Gate

Zion Gate, also know as King David’s Gate, is one of the gates leading into the Old City of Jerusalem.

The gate was built by Suleiman the Magnificent as a direct continuation of the Street of the Jews also known the Cardo and leads to Mount Zion.

Six sentry towers were erected in the southern segment of the wall, four of them situated in the Mount Zion section.

On May 13, 1948, as the British Army withdrew from Jerusalem, a major from the Suffolk Regiment presented Mordechai Weingarten with the key for the Zion Gate.

The bullet holes on the facade of the gate are remnants Israel’s War of Independence that took place later that year.

Mount Zion which located next to Zion Gate is where you will find the closest parking space to the Jewish Quarter and the Western Wall for non-residents.

Enter the gate and walk to your right, downhill towards the Jewish Quarter and the Western Wall an approx 5-10 minute walk along the southern Walls of the Old City.

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