Damascus Gate is the main entrance to the Old city of Jerusalem. The gate has a historical value. After going through the Gate, you’ll enter to the famous Arabian market, where they sell fabrics, carpets, spices, hot cakes, and other attention-grabbing things. Near to the Damascus Gate is a spiral staircase that leads to the ancient battlements. Walk on the last also a big pleasure. The gate was constructed during the time of Süleyman the Magnificent (who supervised the gate’s construction between 1537 and 1542). The gate was significantly enlarged during the reign of the Roman emperor Hadrian. A column created by Hadrian once stood in the square, leading to the other name for the gate: Bab al-Amud (Gate of the Column).
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