Head north on Jerusalem’s walls

ByITSIK MAROM
April 27, 2017 18:37

Looking down at Jerusalem evokes a sense of history and a glimpse through the eyes of many conquerors over thousands of years.




Jerusalem's northern wall

Jerusalem's northern wall. (photo credit:ITSIK MAROM)

The Old City of Jerusalem has so much to offer anyone who enters through its walls, be it on ground level, underground or from above. For years it has been possible to walk the walls of the Old City on the south trail. The rampart walk stretches from Jaffa Gate, along the southern rim towards the Western Wall area and beyond.

Recently, another section of the walls was opened to visitors. This route goes the opposite way from Jaffa Gate and heads to the north. In this northern route of the rampart walk, you will see a different view of Jerusalem and the Old City from above. This is the view that was well known to the soldiers who guarded the city from intruders throughout history. Since many have desired their piece of Jerusalem, these walls would have been historically well traveled.

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