Jaffa Gate - Jerusalem, Israel
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ashberry
N 31° 46.601 E 035° 13.646
36R E 710924 N 3517842
Quick Description: The Jaffa Gate on the western side of the Old City in Jerusalem faces west to the main port of Judaea, Jaffa.
Location: Israel
Date Posted: 7/4/2021 3:06:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM14GF7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
"Jaffa Gate is one of the seven main open Gates of the Old City of Jerusalem.
The name Jaffa Gate is currently used for both the historical Ottoman gate from 1538, and for the wide gap in the city wall adjacent to it to the south. The old gate has the shape of a medieval gate tower with an L-shaped entryway, which was secured at both ends (north and east) with heavy doors.
The breach in the wall was created in 1898 by the Ottoman authorities in order to allow German emperor Wilhelm II to enter the city triumphally. The breach and the ramp leading up to it now allow cars to access the Old City from the west.
The L shape of the historical gateway was a classical defensive measure designed to slow down oncoming attackers, with its outer gate oriented in the direction of Jaffa Road, from which travellers including pilgrims arrived at the end of their journey from the port of Jaffa.
Like the stones used for the rest of the Old City walls, the stones of Jaffa Gate are large, hewn, sand-colored blocks. The entryway stands about 20 feet (6 meters) high, and the wall rises another 20 feet above that. Jaffa Gate was inaugurated in 1538 as part of the rebuilding of the Old City walls by Suleiman the Magnificent."
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The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation:
24/7


Admission Prices:
free


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Less than 15 minutes

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

The attraction’s own URL: Not listed

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