Walking Atop the Walls of Jerusalem

I have seen the Old City of Jerusalem from every direction. From the north on Mount Scopus. From the east on the Mount of Olives. From the south at the Haas Promenade. From the west atop the Citadel. I’ve even flown above it in a helicopter.

But the most unique way I’ve seen the city is from atop its walls.

Walking Atop the Living Walls of Jerusalem

(Photo: Atop the wall of Jerusalem ramparts. Photo by James Foo)

A visitor can walk atop most of the Old City wall of Jerusalem, accessed at the Jaffa Gate and Damascus Gate. The walk has railings on the inside and high stone walls on the outside, so safety is assured. Explanatory signs along the way give understanding to the history that occurred nearby.

More than once, I’ve walked on the ramparts, a matchless and wonderful way to see both inside and outside the Old City.

This quick tour travels atop the wall of Jerusalem from the Jaffa Gate to the Dung Gate.

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